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marmaduke
Yellow Belt
Yellow Belt

Joined: 22 Jun 2007
Posts: 57
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Styles: Kwanmukan, Kajukenbo, Iaido

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:57 am    Post subject: Opinion on Black Belt Brands Reply with quote

I'm looking to get a Black Belt. Something a little better than a Pro Force.
I ran across "Ronin" and "Pine Tree" brands. Anyone have any opinions as to durability, wear, which one is better?

http://www.bestbuymas.com/robrdeblbeto.html

http://www.discountmas.com/pintrebelsol.html


I'll even try these as a last resort if anyone has good recomendation on them. (Kind of priced high for me, last resort.)

http://www.kinjisan.com/belts.html

Thanks.
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IcemanSK
Black Belt
Black Belt

Joined: 12 Oct 2005
Posts: 1084
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Styles: Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd highly recommend EosinPanther.com. They are expensive ($60-$80 & up) but the are the best belts I've ever seen. I have 2 of them & I've been complimented on them my many masters in my organization. I think that, if you're gonna wear a belt for a number of years, get a good one.

Check it out.
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JWLuiza
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Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 196

Styles: Tang Soo Do and Jujitsu

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Re: Opinion on Black Belt Brands Reply with quote

marmaduke wrote:
I'm looking to get a Black Belt. Something a little better than a Pro Force.
I ran across "Ronin" and "Pine Tree" brands. Anyone have any opinions as to durability, wear, which one is better?

http://www.bestbuymas.com/robrdeblbeto.html

http://www.discountmas.com/pintrebelsol.html


I'll even try these as a last resort if anyone has good recomendation on them. (Kind of priced high for me, last resort.)

http://www.kinjisan.com/belts.html

Thanks.


I'm very happy with my pine tree. It's an affordable replacement belt and nicer quality than a pro force, but not as nice as a tokaido (which I also have).
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dineshm
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Joined: 30 Sep 2007
Posts: 63

Styles: Matsumura Shorin Ryu-, Shito-Ryu

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much $$ you got to spend?
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marmaduke
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Joined: 22 Jun 2007
Posts: 57
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Styles: Kwanmukan, Kajukenbo, Iaido

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. I'm going with a Tokaido brand. Plain black.

http://www.doshinmartialarts.com/belts.html

Should do for a first Black Belt.
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Ninjanoir78
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Joined: 25 Feb 2006
Posts: 47
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the doshin's website does'nt works and by phone, and I tried to join them last month and I could not
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marmaduke
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Joined: 22 Jun 2007
Posts: 57
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Styles: Kwanmukan, Kajukenbo, Iaido

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninjanoir78 wrote:
I think the doshin's website does'nt works and by phone, and I tried to join them last month and I could not


I think you're right. I e-mailed them last week. Still waiting for a reply. Ordered belt from here, this morning.

http://www.kungfu4less.com/belts.html

Website looks kind of cheesy, but its the same belt.

Update: 10/10/07 Already out for scheduled delivery 10/15. Thats fast.


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IcemanSK
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Joined: 12 Oct 2005
Posts: 1084
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Styles: Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let us know how you like it.
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marmaduke
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Joined: 22 Jun 2007
Posts: 57
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Styles: Kwanmukan, Kajukenbo, Iaido

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. I ordered the Tokaido brand and they sent me a Shureido instead. Its about $1.50 more. I'm guessing they may have been out of the Tokaido. Real nice belt. 11 rows of stitching. Thick belt. stitching looks real good. Even all the way.
Now, ask me in a few years how it wears.
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NidaninNJ
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Joined: 21 Dec 2005
Posts: 134


PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokaido and Hirota make the best belts. They are expensive but worth it especially if you want your name written in Japanese on it. You can get them directly from Japan through a couple places like tokaidojapan.com and kuroobiya.com
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