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Why Are The Colored Belts And Sashes So Important?

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Aikido and shotokan karate are popularly viewed as vastly different styles. Their approaches to the martial arts appear to come from opposite ends of the hardness/softness spectrum. Aikido is considered a soft style, while shotokan is viewed as a hard system. Yet, they share many similarities. READ MORE

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The Purpose of Color Belts and Sashes

The Origin of the Martial Arts Colored Belt System

The martial arts colored belt ranking system was originated by Dr. Jigoro Kano, who was Japanese and known as the “Founder of Modern Judo”, who first devised many of the concepts that are the foundation of Modern martial arts. Dr. Kano devised the colored belt system as a visible sign of a student’s progress, awarding the first “black belts” in the 1880’s.

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