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Expert BLS 専門家 Satin Black Belt


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Product Description

The Expert 専門家 (Senmonka) is made with a 100% thick canvas core and covered with an outer layer of special high grade satin. It has been described as the "look of silk at the cost of satin". Sewn with 11 rows of reinforced stitching for resilience and a beautiful finish. Available in standard and extra width. For EXTRA WIDTH belts choose one size longer so that the embroidery will not be lost in the knot when tied. It is designed to last and wear down gradually giving it the desired time honored look.

Custom Embroidery 

Tokaido Japan provides the highest quality embroidery in Japanese or English. No company can surpass the level of embroidery perfected by Tokaido.

The secret in the manufacturing of our belts is that the parts are cut and embroidered separately before being assembled and sewn together. This is the reason why they are so strong, neat and beautifully finished. The embroidery will not show through on the reverse sideThis is the hallmark of a true, Made in Japan - Tokaido Black Belt.

In TOKAIDO’s continuing commitment to quality and customer service we have decided to add 3 font options for our black belt embroidery. Below from left to right we are offering: 

Left Choice 昇龍 translated as “Rising Dragon”. (Default font)

Middle Choice 太行書 translated as “Bold Cursive”.

Right Choice 龍神 translated as “Dragon God”. 


Each kanji font has it’s own character with the Left Choice described as crisp and clear, the Middle Choice characterized as strong and bold, and the Right Choice as sophisticated and detailed. TOKAIDO is happy to provide this choice and we hope you will appreciate these new options. 

Please note: the Left Choice 昇龍 “Rising Dragon” is the default font and will be used if neither of the other two are chosen.

You may choose to embroider your style name and/or your personal name. For Japanese text, please select from the pop up menus by clicking on the Kanji Style Names or the Names in Japanese Katakana below the field that you desire. If your Style or Name is not in the menu then use this Google Translate link to CREATE and then COPY and PASTE into the field(s) you desire.  We will confirm that the translation is correct before production. If you prefer English/Roman letters, then type directly in the field(s) of your choice.

Production Time 

As with all black belts that are made in Japan by Tokaido Japan, each one is made as it is ordered. This way we can ensure that you receive the best kuroobi possible. Currently un-embroidered belts require 2 weeks and embroidered belts require 5 weeks.


If you have any considerations you would like us to consider please write in the "Notes" box to let us know. You can also upload a document or picture.

How to Order

If you would like more detailed information on how to order click here: How to Order




Product Reviews

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  1. Personalised black belt

    Posted by MG Last on 3rd Oct 2019

    Beautiful belt, embroidery to a very high standard

  2. Extraordinary quality.

    Posted by Leonardo Goulart on 24th Jun 2019

    I bought the satin black belt with two embroidery, my name and S.K.I.F. (the label also SKIF), I choose the Gold color embroidery, and I just have to say... It's impressive, the care with the finish... in a word, perfect. Thank you Tokaido to overcome my expectation.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for such a positive review. We look forward to serving you again.

  3. Belle finition, look incroyable!

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jun 2019

    J'adore ma nouvelle ceinture! Plus épaisse, elle va durer des années et la finition satiné lui donne un look incroyable.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you for your review. We look forward to serving you again.

  4. Highest quality

    Posted by M on 5th Jun 2019

    Always the best quality and highest standards

  5. Exquisite workmanship

    Posted by Krishna Venkatraman on 31st May 2019

    The belt is exquisitely composed and flawless.

    TOKAIDO: Thank you and enjoy.

  6. Exquisite Quality

    Posted by Doug Falconer on 26th Apr 2019

    When I opened the packet I was blown away by this satin black belt. It just oozes quality and craftmanship. I am so glad I invested in this belt and I can't recommend it highly enough. Perfect.

    TOKAIDO note: Thank you. We hope you enjoy it.

  7. Beautiful belt

    Posted by James on 17th Apr 2019

    My son's belt arrived and exactly as expected it was great. Timing was as quoted and delivery was smooth. So easy to confidently order what I was after and the finished product is super. I'll be ordering one for myself soon! Thanks team TOKAIDO!

    TOKAIDO note. Thank you for such a positive, helpful review.

  8. Love the belt, but time will tell

    Posted by Brandon on 11th Apr 2019

    This is my 4th Tokaido belt I have had, and the second with embroidery. My last belt i had a little trouble with the embroidery trying to come unstitched or ravel within only a few weeks. I just received the belt last week so only time will tell. I look forward to the days where I can tie a tokaido black belt on my boys.

    Tokaido Note: Thank you for your review. As the belt ages there will be threads that come undone. You can safely cut them without damaging the integrity of the belt.

  9. Black belt

    Posted by Petrus on 24th Mar 2019

    Arrived on time and quality of workmen’s ship is above standard.

    TOKAIDO note. Thank you for your review.

  10. Excellent Workmanship But May Not Be Suitable For Training

    Posted by Thamrin on 21st Feb 2019

    I ordered this belt last year after getting my Dan ranking and I have to say that this is a very good quality belt. My only complaint is that the belt is too stiff, perhaps because I ordered the 4.5 cm width belt. As a result, after tying the belt, the knot will sometimes come loose during training.

    Perhaps my review could be biased as I haven't got a chance to use the 4 cm width model, but otherwise the belt is excellent, shiny black with good embroidery and good quality workmanship. I think the belt could be better if not so stiff so we can tie the knot properly.

    TOKAIDO note: Yes the satin belts do take time to wear in so that the knot will not come loose. After time and more wear, we believe you will be satisfied.

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