Home of the Never-Tie Belt

NTB stands for Never-Tie Belt, which is NTB Fight Gear’s marquee product.

The NEVER-TIE MARTIAL ARTS BELT was born out of Sensei frustration of kids not being ready for class because they just can’t tie their belts; even bigger frustration for the parents when they try but can’t help. The classes sometimes start late, the kids try hard but can’t do it, the instructors usually end up doing it for them, and then have to do it all over again 10 minutes later. This is total frustration for everyone, making martial arts classes not as fun as they could be! This is one of the many reasons the Never-Tie Belt was created.  (read more about the Inventor below) 

As THE NEVER-TIE BELTS became more popular, especially with the obvious Tiny Tots who have tiny fingers and can’t tie, the belts were also discovered to have a variety of other uses…everything from limited-time after-school intro programs, to Para-athletes, to teen and adult serious competitors who don’t want their training time interrupted, to overseas areas and missions where martial arts are being introduced en masse to help various causes, and more…

 THE NEVER-TIE BELT won’t ever take the place of a traditional martial arts belt, and doesn’t intend to, however it  offers an alternative… If we didn’t offer alternatives, we would all still be using only cloth diapers for our babies, and training on old straw mats… The NEVER-TIE BELT can be offered in all beginner programs to get them going, ignite the spark, and hopefully turn this spark into a life-long passion for martial arts!

Get an Intro Variety Pack for your school today and try em’ out!

Meet the inventor:

kathy hubble

Three decades ago, Kathy Hubble stopped competitive Judo on the world scene and started teaching kids classes. She couldn’t understand why there wasn’t anything on the market to help kids get their belts tied up and to keep kids’ belts tied up. It was agonizing for her, (and the kids and parents!) spending 70% of class time tying them.  She then thought of a solution and made a rudimentary prototype of the Never-Tie Belt out of her own black belt. She just knew there was a better way.

After a 25-year career as a stunt-performer in the film-industry, Kathy came back to competitive Judo and teaching in 2012. This is when she picked up her project from back then and started sewing different configurations of white belts to create the ultimate Never-Tie Belt. It took her some long years (see “The Never-Tie Belt Journey vid on Youtube) to create a prototype that worked well. Then…

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