Definition of brown belt in English:

brown belt

noun

  • 1A belt of a brown colour marking a level of proficiency below that of a black belt in judo, karate, or other martial arts.

    • ‘Akshitha, who is a brown belt holder and is aiming for the black belt, says she practises karate for two hours everyday.’
    • ‘He has 30 youngsters on the books - including 16-year-old Andrew Pratt who has recently achieved his brown belt - and a number of adults.’
    • ‘AND… I am the proud owner of a lovely brown belt from my karate club!’
    • ‘I've earned a brown belt and participated in several tournaments.’
    • ‘Since you all at least had a brown belt in martial arts in Terminate 1, we will revise and I will see how good you all are.’
    • ‘And while her blonde hair and beauty won her many admirers, they were also deceptive, allowing her to defy expectations when she donned her brown belt and fought in karate competitions.’
    • ‘Noro had a brown belt.’
    • ‘Daniel also passed his grading for his brown belt, one down from black, and he is just 15.’
    • ‘Sure he'd done some karate sparring with Manda, but his skill was still on the beginner's level, unlike Manda, who had a brown belt in karate.’
    • ‘This is probably unrealistic, given that Razayee has only a brown belt in judo.’
    • ‘So if you want to fight NHB go get your purple or brown belt in BJJ first, and then go train in the other arts too.’
    • ‘If you know karate, you know the brown belt is a step down from black.’
    • ‘Among her skills and qualifications listed on her CV are Class 1 HGV driving, a brown belt in karate and precision driving.’
    • ‘I know about your brown belt in Karate, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do.’
    • ‘I cannot, because I spent most of those six years taking regular beatings at the hands of JD, a true Bad Dude who held a brown belt in jujitsu in addition to his black belt in our style.’
    • ‘Her York Kenshinkan Karate Club team-mates, Adam Simpson, Mike Smith and Jamie Conyers, who hold a combination of purple and brown belts, were runners-up in the team kata.’
    • ‘She holds a brown belt from the INKAI karate school.’
    • ‘I landed the side of my feet a few inches above the brown belt coiled around his kickboxing garb.’
    1. 1.1 A person qualified to wear a brown belt.
      • ‘Besides, she is a second degree brown belt in karate.’
      • ‘Then, he separated the class following the belts, and told Michelle and her fellow white belts to work on the routine, while he worked on the brown belts.’
      • ‘To keep it in the family ’, sister Gemma came along to the grading to support and help out with partnered routines along with fellow club-mate, Amy Jones, both of whom are already brown belts.’
      • ‘I'm beginning to sense that brown belts are the karate equivalent of World War I infantrymen.’
      • ‘Katie, a brown belt, has represented Great Britain at cadet level and is sponsored by Cromwell Homes, who enable her to compete all over the country.’
      • ‘I am a third degree brown belt in the system of Issynryu karate, which originated from the island of Okinawa, Japan.’
      • ‘Captain Adam Simpson, a brown belt first kyu, who is due to grade for his black belt later this year, won the senior men's kumite, or fighting, section.’
      • ‘I may be so bold to say you could call most, if not all, green and brown belts to help you.’
      • ‘I'm a brown belt in Karate, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do.’
      • ‘As soon as somebody would get their shodan, sometimes even when they were only brown belts, they were expected to teach.’
      • ‘Andreh Anderson has trained with many famous grapplers and is a skilled brown belt under Rey Diego.’
      • ‘Victoria recalls the night they were all wrestling and Cara-Beth, a brown belt in karate, chipped one of Tiffany's teeth.’
      • ‘Sarah Michelle Gellar is a brown belt in tae kwon do.’
      • ‘In other words, don't tell anybody who is a male and who is a staff member, or Angela will hunt you down and she is a brown belt, for those of you who have, thus far, not been subjected to her wrath.’
      • ‘First, the brown belts were totally dominated by the black belts.’
      • ‘Jimmy, a brown belt, who initially inspired his parents to start tae kwon do, is now taking cues from them.’
      • ‘Kenshinkan York Karate Club chief instructor Rob McCarthy was pleased that the specialist training will also benefit the eight brown belts who will have to attend a national panel to be tested for their black belts in the near future.’
      • ‘Rachel, a brown belt, who is hoping to become a black belt within three months, was third in the equivalent event for those under-60 kg.’
      • ‘Emily was due to take her purple belt, however her marks were so impressive that she skipped to the next belt which now makes her a senior grade brown belt.’
      • ‘A member of the Judo Alberta provincial team, Schmaltz, a brown belt, won the gold medal match against Ontario, throwing his opponent with a full ippon (maximum points).’