The Black Belt is the most well known symbols in martial arts of all types from stand up to ground game disciplines. But the concept is full of misconceptions and stereotypes. To those who have never trained, the Black Belt represents the highest level of martial arts skill. To a new Mixed Martial Artist, a Black Belt becomes a worthy goal. For serious Mixed Martial Artists, it becomes an ideal, a lifestyle. But what exactly is a Black Belt and what does wearing a Black Belt really mean?