Definitions for black beltˈblæk ˈbɛlt, ˌbɛlt for 3 ; ˈblæk ˌbɛlt for 1
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word black belt
a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)
The highest belt colour in various martial arts.
Someone who has attained a black belt
In martial arts, the black belt is a way to describe a graduate of a field where a practitioner's level is often marked by the color of the belt. The black belt is commonly the highest belt color used and denotes a degree of competence. It is often associated with a teaching grade though frequently not the highest grade or the "expert" of public perception. It is also a relatively recent invention, dating from the late 19th century, rather than an ancient custom.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I have been doing martial arts since I was nine, and I have a black belt in tae kwon do ... and I am scared.
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