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Rules and Etiquette

1. Take care of your training partners. Do not crank submissions. Always show respect to your instructors and training partners. Do not seek to harm fellow students physically. When applying a submission, for example, an arm lock, once you have the arm extended do not crank the arm at the end. Slowly adjust the hold and wait for the tap. You have already done 99% of the job. If your technique is tight, there is no reason to be rough.


2. NEVER walk on the mats in your street shoes or walk off the mat barefooted. The mat is where we roll, so it always has to stay clean. In the same way, when stepping off the mat (to go to the toilet), do not walk outside with bare feet. Wear sandals or shoes.


3. Clean Gi at all times, Cut your fingernails and toenails/ General good hygiene. Wash your Gi after each class or buy an extra Gi if you train often. Cutting toenails is important for you (you can bend a toenail) and for your training partners (scratching).


4. Don’t brag about/ celebrate tapping an opponent out during training. If you catch somebody or someone catches you. No big deal. Just train hard, drill hard, and have fun!


5. If you are too tired to roll, still try to roll but just defend. We only have a short time for live rolling, so you have to make the most out of it.  If you feel gassed out and don’t feel like you can take on a roll right away, take it anyway, but spend your time conserving your energy and work on your defense. It’s better than just sitting on the sidelines.


6. If you are sick, have excessive allergies or was exposed to someone sick please stay home and rest. 


7. If you have ringworm or staph infection, please don’t come to training. 


8. Always try to use more technique than brute strength at all times.


9. Work on your weaknesses in training. Don’t always use your ‘A Game’. Training is not a competition. It’s a lab for improving, testing new things.


10. Please stay current with your tuition.  Payments are due 1st of the month.  Venmo/Paypal/Cash is accepted.  

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