Mat Etiquette

Appreciation
Appreciation

Respect all instructors equally regardless of belt rank.

Be respectful of your sparring partners. Shake each other's hand at the beginning and end of each sparring session.

Be Mindful
Be Mindful

Do not leave the mat while a class is in progress without asking permissino.

Refrain from cursing.

No chewing gum on the mats.

Do not coach unless you are asked to do so.

Consideration
Consideration

Immediately let go when your partner taps.

Avoid excessive talking during class time.

Focus on drilling the technique shown in the particular class. Work on other techniques during open mat time.

Code of Conduct

Health
Health

Do not come to class if you are sick or feel likeyou may be getting sick.

Keep any open wounds, scratches and skin disorders covered during training.

Cleanliness
Cleanliness

Always train in a clean uniform and maintain your personal hygiene.

Remove all jewelry prior to training

Keep your finger and toe nails trimmed short.

Always wear your shoes in the restroom. Never wear your shoes on the mats.

Respect
Respect

If you are going to be late to class please inform the instructor ahead of time.

If you arrive when a class is already in progress please wait by the edge of the mat for the instructor's permission before stepping on the mat.

Do not leave the mat while a class is in progress without asking for permission.

Take part in cleaning the academy after each class. This includes sweeping and mopping the mats.

“The art of life resembles more that of a wrestler than a dancer; since the wrestler must be ever ready on his guard and stand firm against the sudden unforeseen events of adversity.”

–Marcus Aurelius

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