Karate Dan Garde Strips
…give a belt fundamental importance and weight. The standard of most recognised schools in Japan is one stripe for Renshi, two stripes for Kyoshi, and three for grades above that. Other schools allow for obe stripe per dan grade, although this is less common and look very cumbersome. Whatever you choose, they need to match the name/style colour and texture precisely and be lock-stitched at both ends to prevent unravelling.