Ch'ang Hon Taekwon-Do

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There are several methods for tying the belt (tti) around the Taekwon-Do uniform
(do-bok). The following are the three methods used by different students,
in order of preference for Chang Hon Kwan Taekwon-Do.



 
Method 1 – Single Wrap Belt
             (Paraphrased from the Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do
                   by General Choi Hong Hi 1995 edition)
 
    1.  Find the center of the belt by matching the two ends
 
              until they are even.
 
    2.  Place the center of the belt on your spine at the small of
 
              your back.
 
    3.  Wrap both ends around your waist to the front of your
 
              body, at your navel.
 
    4.  Cross the right end of the belt over the top of the left end.
 
    5.  Take the end that is outside and tuck it under the end that
 
              is closest to your body at your navel (from bottom to top).
 
    6.  Extend both ends in front of you to make sure they are even.
 
              If they are not even, adjust the belt so that the ends are
 
              even, and the crossing is at your navel.
 
    7.  Tie the belt in a square knot and tighten by pulling
 
              on both ends.  

             Tying a Square Knot

                           A.  With your left hand, take hold of the end of the
                                       belt that is coming upward to the left.

                           B.  With your right hand, take hold of the end of
                                       the belt that is coming downward to the right.

                           C.  Cross the end of the belt that is in your left
                                       hand over the end of the belt that is in
 
                                      your right hand, creating a circle or loop.

                           D.  With your left hand, hold on to the spot where
                                       the belt ends are crossed.

                           E.  Take your right hand and put it down through
 
                                      the loop created in move C above, and
 
                                      grab the belt end that is on top of the
 
                                      crossed belt ends in your left hand.

                           F.  Pull the belt that is now in your right hand up
                                       through the loop, while continuing to
 
                                      hold onto the cross in your left hand.

                           G.  Pull both ends of the belt to tighten the knot.  

8.  The correctly tied belt will have the following characteristics:
 
              The ends of the belt should be even in length.
 
              The opening of the square knot should be pointed
                    to the students left.
 
               The wrapping of the belt around the waist should
                    not be twisted
 
       If any of these characteristics are not correct, continue to
               adjust the knot and the belt until they are.


Method 2 – Double Wrap Belt

 
    1.  With your right hand, place one end of the belt on your spine
             at the small of your back.
 
 
    2.  While continuing to hold on to the end with the right hand,
 
            use your left hand to wrap the belt around your waist two
             times going counter clockwise. (make sure the belt does
             not twist while wrapping).
 
 
    3.  At your navel, take the long end of the belt and tuck it under
             (from bottom to top) all layers of wrapped belt that are
             around you waist.
 
    4.  At this point, you can pull the end of the belt that is at the
             small of your back downward and out from under the
             layers of wrapped belt. Pull this end of the belt out until is
 
            free to a point in the center of your body at your navel.
 
    5.  You should now have a crossed area at your navel.
 
    6.  Extend both ends in front of you to make sure they are even.
 
            If they are not even, adjust the belt so that the ends are
 
            even, and the crossing is at your navel.
 
    7.  Tie the belt in a square knot and tighten by pulling
 
            on both ends.  

             Tying a Square Knot

                           A.  With your left hand, take hold of the end of the
                                       belt that is coming upward to the left.

                           B.  With your right hand, take hold of the end of
                                       the belt that is coming downward to the right.

                           C.  Cross the end of the belt that is in your left
                                       hand over the end of the belt that is in
                                       your right hand, creating a circle or loop.

                           D.  With your left hand, hold on to the spot where
                                       the belt ends are crossed.

  
                         E.  Take your right hand and put it down through
                                       the loop created in move C above, and
                                       grab the belt end that is on top of the
                                       crossed belt ends in your left hand.

                           F.  Pull the belt that is now in your right hand up
                                       through the loop, while continuing to hold
                                       onto the cross in your left hand.

                           G.  Pull both ends of the belt to tighten the knot. 

  8.  The correctly tied belt will have the following characteristics:

 
           The ends of the belt should be even in length.

 
           The opening of the square knot should be pointed
 
                 to the students left.

 
           The layers of the wrapped belt around the waist should
                  be overlapped and not twisted

 
       If any of these characteristics are not correct, continue to
             adjust the knot and the belt until they are.  



 
Method 3 – Double Wrap Belt
              (Paraphrased from the Encyclopedia of Taekwon-Do
                  by General Choi Hong Hi 1965 edition)
 
    1.  Find the center of the belt by matching the two ends until
 
             they are even.  Place center of the belt at your navel
 
             in the center of your body.
 
    3.  Wrap both ends around your waist to the back and cross the
 
             left hand above the right hand before changing hands.
 
    4.  Change hands and continue wrapping each belt end around
 
             your waist until they are back in front of your body.
 
    5.  Starting from the navel and going clockwise, run your hands
 
             completely around the belt wrapping to ensure that the
 
             belt closest to your body remains underneath to prevent a
 
             twisting of the belt in the back.
 
    6.  Place the end of the belt in your right hand over top of the
 
             entire belt wrap at your navel.
 
    7.  You should now have a crossed area at your navel.
 
    8.  Take the end of the belt that is on the outside, and tuck it
 
             under both layers of the wrapped belt
 
                (from bottom to top).
 
    9.  Extend both ends in front of you to make sure they are even.
 
             If they are not even, adjust the belt so that the ends are
 
             even, and the crossing is at your navel.
 
    10. Tie the belt in a square knot and tighten by pulling
 
             on both ends.  

              Tying a Square Knot
                           A.  With your left hand, take hold of the end of the
                                       belt that is coming upward to the left.

                           B.  With your right hand, take hold of the end of
 
                                       the belt that is coming downward to the right.

                           C.  Cross the end of the belt that is in your left
 
                                       hand over the end of the belt that is in
 
                                       your right hand, creating a circle or loop.

                           D.  With your left hand, hold on to the spot where
 
                                      the belt ends are crossed.

                           E.  Take your right hand and put it down through
 
                                      the loop created in move C above, and
 
                                      grab the belt end that is on top of the
 
                                      crossed belt ends in your left hand.

                           F.  Pull the belt that is now in your right hand up
 
                                      through the loop, while continuing to hold
 
                                      onto the cross in your left hand.

                           G.  Pull both ends of the belt to tighten the knot.

 11.  The correctly tied belt will have the following characteristics:
 
             The ends of the belt should be even in length.
 
             The opening of the square knot should be pointed
 
                  to the students left.
 
              The layers of the wrapped belt around the waist should
                   be overlapped and not twisted
 
         If any of these characteristics are not correct, continue to
               adjust the knot and the belt until they are.