All students must WAIT for Professor’s permission before entering the mat.
BOW to the center of the mat when you ENTER and EXIT the mat.
When you enter the mat, greet all students individually with a handshake and bow, by belt ranking: Black, Brown, Purple, Blue, and White.
Keep respectful posture on the mat.
Refer to BLACK BELT instructors as “PROFSSOR”.
Classes BEGIN with a formal BOW to the Instructor and then to the pictures of the GRANDMASTERS.
Classes END with students lined up in belt rank descending order facing the Professor. All students will give a ormal BOW while saying “Oss” respectfully to the Professor and then to the pictures of the GRANDMASTERS. Then all students will shake the Professor’s and their fellow students’ hands in line.
During class, when the Professor is demonstrating the technique, every student must sit quietly and pay close attention.
For safety reasons, if you are late to class, sit by the side of the mat until the Professor gives you permission to enter.
For safety reasons, if you need to leave the mat or leave earlier, you must ask the permission from the Professor.
Bow and shake your partner’s hand before and after practice.
NO students may leave the mat for a WATER BREAK without express permission from the Professor.
Talking should be kept at a minumum level and should relate to the class subject.
No use of FOUL language.
A GI is required at all times for BJJ classes.
PANT and TOP must be the SAME color (White or Royal Blue Gi’s ONLY, IBJJF regulation)
All students MUST have our school patch represented on their GI.
The BELT represents your progress. Keep it on.
When tying your belt on the mat, TURN and face the wall.
It is MANDATORY to wear a t-shirt or a rash guard underneath the Gi.
The GI must be clean at all times. A dirty Gi is a sign of disrespect.
Keep FINGER and TOE NAILS trimmed short for everyone’s safety.
All metal objects, jewelry, peircing neckalce or other objects should be removed.
NO CELL PHONES, shoes, food or drink on the mat.
Shoes MUST be worn in the Academy at all times when not participating in classes.