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Karate belts, Wellington

Karate belts, Wellington

In many martial arts, practitioners are awarded belts of different colours to indicate the level of ability they have achieved. This photo, taken at Seido Karate Wellington, shows the belts awarded in that discipline, from the white belt worn by beginners to the black belt worn by the most expert.

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Bronwyn Dalley, 'Martial arts - Martial arts in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Bronwyn Dalley, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015