Meijin Senpai Karate Belt


Meijin Senpai Belt

The Meijin Senpai Belt, like the belts worn by many of the karate pioneers, is less stiff, easier to tie, and less likely to come undone during training. This is a belt that will serve you well for many, many years. Of course, we can also custom embroider your belt at an extra charge, and we carry out basic translations for embroidery customers at no extra charge.
About translations and embroidery, around 80% of the belt and uniform translations we see from other companies are incorrect, so please consult us if you need this service. Here is an excellent article about translating English-Japanese-English, and the pitfalls the amateur translator can encounter.


Names we should embroider on your Meijin belt.

First Name

First Name Here

Last Name

Last Name

First & Last

First & Last

Embroidery Placement.


English Letters

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Embroidery Design

Calligraphy Color

Calligraphy Style

Custom Embroidery

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According to the Kodokan Judo Academy in Tokyo, Jigoro Kano, (1860-1938). the founder of Judo started the use of colored belts for different grades or ability levels
Kano Sensei, in his youth, studied Kito-Ryu jujutsu. Later, by absorbing techniques from other schools such as Yoshin Ryu, he created Judo (柔道) as a physical activity for all people, from Yawara, the ancient samurai method of violently subduing an armed enemy.
When Kano was a jujutsu student, instructors wore strong jackets decorated with diagonal lines of stitching similar to a modern kendo jacket. The color and sometimes the degree of elaboration of the stitching would distinguish the instructor’s rank and experience.
Kano’s idea was to create an art that everyone could practice regardless of income, social status, or gender. Buying expensive new training jackets at every promotion was beyond most people, so he substituted a colored belt instead to denote the wearer’s ability.

If you need help with your translation please contact us at 818 889 3856 or by e-mail at

Japanese is a very complex language that developed in a very different culture. We can advise you how to translate your design, or if indeed it can be accurately translated.


Meijin Senpai Karate Belt…

…is the result of our research over an extended period.
For years we searched for the optimum materials and methods to produce the perfect karate
A belt of the type that was worn during the Golden Age of Karate when karate belts were  easier to tie.
A belts that was stable, long lasting, good looking, and able to take embroidery well.
One that also showed character and maturity after long and faithful use.
The result is our new Meijin Senpai karate  belt in the 1.75
width with 10 lines of stitching.
This looks and feels like karate belts that cost more than twice as much from other suppliers.
One that performs bett6er than more epensive brands in actual use.
It has become the immediate choice of instructors who like a wider belt .
One that offers a a more stable and attractive background for custom embroidery.

Sizes: 1=78”; 2=86”; 3=94”; 4=102”; 5=110”; 6=118”; 7=126”; 8=134”; 9=142”.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 2.5 × 2.5 in
Belt Size

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9