Rules and Etiquette

  • Always show respect to your instructors, training partners and fellow human beings
  • No shoes are ever allowed on the mats
  • Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay and watch during students training sessions
  • When walking to and using the restrooms, you MUST wear shoes, sandals, or socks. Students must provide their own sandals and have them at the school for each class, stored in the designated area
  • Please address the instructor if you are to enter class late. Try not to disturb your fellow teammates training
  • All students and instructors will line up in descending rank order at the end of class. Shake hands at the end of the training session
  • All students must bow on and off the mat. The reason for this is to show respect for your training area and to indicate that you are ready to lean and train once you step on the mat
  • Make sure all of your training equipment is properly cleaned and washed after EVERY training session
  • Take home all water bottles and trash that belongs to you when you leave the facility. Do not leave your mess lying around
  • Water bottles near the edge of the mat must be put on their side and not point straight up. This is to avoid anyone falling on them
  • Personal hygiene is important. Keep nails on both hands and feet trimmed back to protect both yourself and your partner
  • Shower and brush your teeth regularly. No one is ever comfortable training with a smelly partner
  • Do not talk while the instructor is teaching. It distracts those who are trying to learn and is disrespectful to the teacher, as well as other students
  • Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject- please do not stop training and start side conversations that are not related to training
  • Do not shout loudly or use profanity in the school
  • Bring a clean, dry gi to each class. Also always keep a rash guard or T-shirt in your gym bag for no-gi classes
  • All metal objects, jewelry, piercings, necklaces or other such items should be removed
  • If there is another class that is in progress before yours is to begin, show respect by keeping the volume of your conversations low. Always show respect to everyone using the facility
  • Only designated instructors can teach or lead class. For safety and proper technique students who are not designated instructors are not allowed to teach techniques in class OR outside of the school. If you are excited to share what you learn with others, invite them to class to learn Jiu Jitsu in a safe, controlled environment with skilled instructors

 

I think you all for respecting the facility, those who use the facility and your training partners- Coach Jared Raths