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Old 08-12-2004, 05:55 AM   #30
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Re: Belt rankings in Aikido

Scott Berstler wrote:
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...
I have heard the same. Originally there are 2 belts, white and black. I think the karate-minded people are trying to import coluored belts into aikido.

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