the origins of martial arts come from oppressed people who were prohibited from using weapons and possessing tools (by political, military or religious decree), to prevent rebellion/assassination attempts against the king-emperor-high priest oppressor. Forced to use their minds and find new ways to protect themselves, the people created and mastered the art of fighting without conventional weapons by using their complete bodymind. See also Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Muay_Thai
In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the belts are the indicator of a players expertise. Belts of different colours like white, blue, purple, brown, black, red are worn by different Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players. A brief introduction regarding the importance of various belts has been offered for the benefit of people who are new to martial arts.
The Black Belt Watch, Only For People With Black Belts. Arpa and a few others have collaborated on a new watch concept called the Black Belt Watch. The idea is a watch that will only be sold to people who actually have earned black belts. The watch will be officially launched at the end of October, 2009 at a martial arts fighting event.