You probably already know that the headband worn by most martial artists is a little bit of a gimmick.
But the headbands worn by the people who fight in karate, jujitsu, or other traditional combat sports often feature some unique design.
Here’s how to wear your favorite headband, regardless of how it’s used.
You can buy headbands online or at specialty boutiques.
And you can also find headbands made in other countries.
But for those of us who have spent a lifetime learning to fight, it’s important to know the best ways to wear a headband.
We’ve picked the best headbands we found at our local boutiques, but if you’re a beginner, we suggest picking up a pair of boxing gloves for some extra protection.
If you want a piece of Japanese culture to keep with your outfit, you can wear a karate mask with a kyodo-style band.
And if you want to go full-on ninja, you could even try out a mask that looks like an ancient samurai’s mask.
If your headband has a distinctive shape, try something that’s different enough from the rest of your outfit to blend in.
Check out our guide to headbands for a full list of the best.