• Look out for the safety of your training partner more than your own safety. 
  • Tap quick, tap often
  • Keep a respectful posture on the mat. No lounging.  
  • Classes begin and end with a formal bow to the instructor with students lining up in descending belt order. 
  • During class, when the instructor is demonstrating a technique all students must sit in seize and observe. 
  • If late, stand at the side of the mat until recognized by the instructor. 
  • Bow to your partner before and after each training session. 
  • Talking should be kept to a minimum, relate to the class subject, and be appropriate at all times.  
  • Exercise good hygiene to include, but not limited to: clean gi/no-gi uniforms, short finger and toenails, clean bodies, fresh breath, etc.  
  • The belt represents your progress. Keep it on when training in your gi.  
  • All metal objects, jewelry, piercings, necklaces, etc. must be removed before class. 
  • No shoes, food, or drink on the mat.   
  • Lower belts should yield to higher belts when rolling if mat space is limited and contact may occur.  
  • Keep unneeded gear in the locker rooms.  

Clean up after yourself. This includes water bottles, sweat towels, clothing, etc. Anything remaining in the gym after class will be thrown in the trash or lost and found. 


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