• Be humble
  • Keep talking to a minimum when an instructor is demonstrating a technique
  • Absolutely no coaching your children or other students during class
  • Practice the technique that was taught in class.  Save the one you saw on youtube for training or open mat
  • Grappling is a close contact sport, respect your training partners and maintain good hygiene.
  • Wash your gi and training gear after every practice.  If you train frequently it’s a good idea to have a couple of gis in a rotation.
  • Shower as soon as possible after every class.
  • Toothpaste, mints or mouthwash are a great addition to your gym bag.
  • Talons are for birds of prey.  Keep toenails and fingernails trimmed.  For your safety and the safety of others.
  • All jewelry and piercings should be removed before training
  • Shoes, food, and drinks are not allowed on the mat.
  • Always wear shoes or sandals when you are off the mat.  We strive to provide a safe and clean training environment.  There are always sandals at the side of the mat.
  • Stay off the mat if you are sick.
  • In sparring we don’t win or lose, we learn.  Do not celebrate taps.  In the academy, you do not have an opponent you have a training partner with a shared goal.
  • Respect your training partner’s goals.  Not every round needs to be to the death.
  • Have Fun!