Came across a photo on the Judo Info site of 2, Kodokan 10th dans. See link, scroll to bottom of page - http://www.judoinfo.com/mifune.htm Note how the belts are tied, one end in a loop. Never come across this before. When you see old pictures of Kano (see picture above on the link) it looks like his belt ends are looped or tucked away. Does anyone know the significance of this? You could imagine its either so your opponent can't grab the ends of the belt or may be it serves some other aesthetic purpose? I guess if you're a Kodokan 10th dan who's going to argue how you tie your belt!