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Karate Belts & Embroidery

New! - Meijin Brand Black Belts!

Designed by our own staff and manufactured exclusively for our company, these belts feature 10 lines of precise stitching, laminated cotton/felt core, covered by the highest quality 100% cotton or satin cover.

The width is 1.75 inches. They are designed for professional use and they take embroidery beautifully.

Black satin or cotton sizes 2-7 $29.00
Black satin or cotton sizes 8-9 $34.00


Important - Things to remember when you order a custom embroidered belt:

1. While we make every effort to standardize belt length by size, as they are hand made they can vary slightly in length.

2. For English letters please allow ¾” space per letter. We usually embroider all upper case characters in the Arial Bold typeface
embroidered vertically.

3. To embroider your name we use the Japanese katakana phonetic script to translate its most common English pronunciation, (there may be more than one correct way to write your name in katakana). If there is a special way to pronounce your name, please call us so that we can translate it perfectly by hearing it spoken.

4. We usually embroider the shorter embroidery design on the (manufacturer’s) label side, and the longer design on the other.

5. In the absence of your precise instructions, we will do our best to create a balanced and pleasing design following the pattern most popular with the majority of our customers.

6. Some customers like us to remove the manufacturer’s label ($2 charge) if they have two lines of embroidery they wish to balance exactly. In this case we need to know how much space to leave between the ends of the belt and the bottom of the embroidery designs.

7. Custom embroidered belts and uniform are NOT RETURNABLE
If you need further information please call Toll Free 1 800 717 6288

8. When your belt needs cleaning, do not machine wash. Washing gently by hand in cold water and hanging to dry is strongly recommended. For Shihan belts, dry clean only .


Belt Sizes
*Note: Belts can be a few inches shorter or longer.
If concerned call Toll Free
(800) 717-6288 for exact belt measurements.
Size
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3
4
5
6
7
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Length
70"
78"
86"
94"
102"
110"
118"
126"
134"
142"

1.5 inch black belts are available in sizes 3-9
1.5 inch colerd belts are available in sizes 1-8
1.5 inch white belts are available in sizes 0-8
1.75 inch shihan belts are available in sizes 5-9
1.75 inch cotton & satin black belts are available in sizes 3-9

How to order Meijin Brand Black Belts

Choose your size using the chart provided above.

Click here to order Meijin Satin Black Belts using the secure server.

Click here to order Meijin Cotton Black Belts using the secure server.

Or call our office toll free 1 800 717 6288
between 8 AM - 8 PM Mon - Sat Pacific ST.


 

New! - Meijin SHIHAN Karate Belts!

We introduce for the first time to our range of professional grade karate equipment, SHIHAN karate belts of red and white panels.

These are available in sizes 5–9 and a width of 1.75” (only), and are constructed from alternating red & white panels of premium grade cotton fabric, sewn around a strong traditional cotton “core” with multiple lines of precise stitching.

They are designated “Premium” grade because, unlike lower quality shihan belts from other suppliers, they have 16 red sections and 15 white.

Made to a quality standard that reflects the ability and experience of those qualified to wear them.

When your Shihan belt needs cleaning, do not machine wash. DRY CLEAN ONLY.

Meijin SHIHAN Karate Belts - $59.00 each.

How to order a Meijin SHIHAN Karate Belt

Choose your size using the chart provided above.

Click here to order Meijin SHIHAN Belts using the secure server.

Or call our office toll free 1 800 717 6288
between 8 AM - 8 PM Mon - Sat Pacific ST.


 

1.5 inch Quality Cotton Student Belts

1.5 inch belts are made in the traditional manner by wrapping a 100% cotton cover around a felt inner core then sewing the entire length of the belt eight or more times.

Colors available are black, blue, brown,orange, green, purple, red, yellow and white.

Sizes:
1.5 inch Cotton Colored Belts
(blue, orange, green, purple, red, yellow)
size 1-7 $5.95 each

size 8 $6.95 each

1.5 inch Cotton Black Belts
size 3-7 $5.95 each

size 8-9 $6.95 each

1.5 inch Cotton Brown Belts
size 3-7 $5.95 each

size 8 $6.95 each

1.5 inch Cotton White Belts
size 0-7 $5.95 each

size 8 $6.95 each

 

How to order a 1.5 inch Quality Cotton Belt

Choose your size using the chart provided above.

Decide the color you need.

Click here to order your 1.5 inch Colerd Belt

Click here to order your 1.5 inch Black Belt

Click here to order your 1.5 inch Brown Belt

Click here to order your 1.5 inch White Belt

Or call our office toll free:
1 800 717 6288
8 AM - 8 PM Mon - Sat PST.


 

sokeNeed embroidery?

We can embroider your name and style, almost anything in fact, and we embroider right through the belt so no stitching obscures the design. We sew with "gyosho" style Japanese calligraphy which is very beautiful and unique to our company. Embroidered belts start at around $20.


How to order a embroidered belt

Choose your size using the chart provided in the right hand column.


Decide the color and width (black belts) you need.

Go to Meijin's online embroidery catalogue and choose the embroidery design/s.

First or last name in Japanese or English $15
First and last name in Japanese or English $25
Style from standard design list $15-22.50
1.5" Belt sizes 1-8 $5.95
We can also embroider dan grades in "Kangi" 1-10 Dan as well as rank stripes in any color

Although all makers use the same size system for belts there are in fact significant differences between one maker's "size 5" and another's. To be safe, when you order a new belt from us measure an old one that fits you well, then call to let us know exactly how long it is in inches or centimeters. And don't forget, if you are planning to have a lot of embroidery on your belt you should allow extra length to accommodate it. Nothing looks worse than beautiful embroidery that disappears into the belt knot.

When ordering a embroidered uniform or belt by telephone, we will ask you to send us the spelling of the name, or image of the kanji (Chinese character) you require us to embroider, (unless it is one of our standard, advertised, designs), via email or fax.

This is to ensure complete accuracy and avoid misunderstandings.

When your belt needs cleaning, do not machine wash. Washing gently by hand in cold water and hanging to dry is strongly recommended.




The traditional karate belt may not look very much but a great deal actually goes into its manufacture.

The belt is sewn with eight or more lines of stitching along its entire length using a single needle machine, and the ends closed creating a flexible and very strong belt.

If it is well constructed it will not show a tendency to twist when it is folded (caused by stitching of unequal tension and/or lines of stitching unequally spaced), and will stay secured.

Wide and super wide belts make great presents when embroidered but are probably best kept for use on special occasions.

Their width and thickness make them come undone easily.


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