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whistlekick Martial Arts Radio

Apr 4, 2024


In this episode, Jeremy and Andrew discuss the use of rank stripes on martial arts belts. 2 schools of thought. You can have them, or you can not. They start by introducing the Whistlekick belt, made by Kataaro, and its unique design. The conversation then delves into the different perspectives on rank stripes, with Jeremy expressing his dislike for stripes used as a way to brag. Andrew shares his evolving views on rank stripes and how they can be beneficial in showing progression. They also discuss the benefits of not having rank stripes and the potential issues that can arise with their use. The episode concludes with a call for feedback from listeners.


*Rank stripes can be a way to show progression and encourage continued training.

*The use of rank stripes should not be solely motivated by ego or bragging.

*Not having rank stripes can simplify the belt system and reduce the emphasis on rank.

*Different schools have different approaches to rank stripes, and there is no right or wrong way.


This episode is sponsored by Kataaro. Please check out their site at Kataaro Custom Martial Arts Products - Kataaro. And use the code WK10 to save 10% off your order. And be sure to ask them about a wholesale account for school owners!