JIU-JITSU MAT RULES

  • Bow when entering and exiting the mat
  • Greet teammates upon entering the mat
  • Welcome all guest 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, dry gi (white, black and blue gi only). Do not wear the same gi for more than two classes in a row
  • Before stepping foot on the mat, make sure to have your entire gi on as well as a properly tightened belt
  • Do not remove gi tops or rash guards until the class has ended
  • Must have rash guard for No-Gi class.
  • Must have rash guard/t-shirt under the gi. Training without rash guard is not permissible
  • Make sure you take your shoes off before entering the mat area
  • Keep finger and toenails short and trimmed and please shower
  • Always compliment your sparring partners 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. No entry after 15min
  • Ask instructor’s permission to leave before exiting the mat
  • Refrain from chatting while the instructor is talking
  • No video taping the classes without permission 
  • No food or gum on the mat
  • Please tidy up after your kids 
  • When the instructor assigns a task, continue doing that task until the instructor says otherwise. You can never drill a technique too many times!
  • Not a rule but encouraged >>> Do Your Best And Have Fun!