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Old 04-22-2004, 11:08 AM   #28
Dojo: SNJKokikai/Newtown
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14
Re: Belt rankings in Aikido

I remember hearing or reading that originally, waaaay back when...belts were always white. The idea of the black belt was because the student had put in so much time that the belt was so dirty it looked black.

Not sure if there is any truth to that...
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