- Bow when entering and exiting the mat to show respect.
- Greet professor(s), teammates upon entering the mat. Shake hands with everyone.
- Welcome all guests and visitors by introducing yourself. Treat newcomers as you would like to be treated.
- Use respectful language and behavior, especially around minors. No curse/swear words allowed at the academy.
- Always use a clean Gi. White, Blue or Black Gi’s only. No mismatch Gi’s will be allowed.
- Have your Gi on and belt properly tied before entering the mat.
- Do not bully or use excessive force while training. You will get in return what you give out.
- Do not remove Gi tops or rash guards until the class has ended.
- Must have team Rash Guard for No-Gi classes.
- Use changing area or restrooms to change. Do not walk around academy without a t-shirt on.
- Make sure you take your shoes off before entering the mat.
- Put shoes on immediately upon exiting the mat. This holds true even if you’re just going to the bathroom.
- Keep fingers and toenails short and trimmed.
- Always compliment your sparring partner and shake/touch hands before and after the roll.
- Only apply as much force as needed. Never intentionally harm anyone.
- Be on time to class. If you happen to arrive late, wait at the entrance to the mat till the instructor says it’s okay for you to join.
- Ask instructor’s permission to leave before exiting the mat.
- Refrain from chatting while the instructor is talking.
- No cell phone on the mat during class.
- No food, drinks or gum on the mat.
- When the instructor assigns a task, continue doing that task until the instructor says otherwise. You can never drill a technique too many times!
Rules for Parents/Guests
- We recommend dropping your child off and picking them up outside to avoid distractions during class.
- Stay seated quietly in the guest area.
- Never interrupt class or distract students by coaching or speaking from the sidelines. You will be asked to leave as this is highly disrespectful to the professor and slows the learning process.
- Get involved and try a class for yourself.
If you have any questions please speak to Coach Jarrod.