1. In the Academy refer to Black-Belt instructors as Professor, Sifu or Sensei and none Black-Belt instructor as Coach.
2. All metal objects, jewelry, piercing, necklaces and other items should be removed.
3. Keep off that mats if you are sick.
4. No shoes, food, drink or cell phones in the training area.
5. All students and Instructors must wear flip flops when walking outside of the training area and in the restrooms.
6. Bow when you enter and exit the training area.
7. All students must sign-in at the beginning of class.
8. Keep a respectful posture in the training area.
9. Classes begin with a formal bow to the instructor, with students lining up in descending rank order.
10. Classes end with a formal bow to the instructor then to the picture of our lineage.
11. Quiet please when class is in session and teaching and learning is in progress.
12. If you are late for class sit on the side of the training area and wait for permission from the Instructor.
13. If you need to leave early, please let you’re the Instructor know.
14. Bow to your partner before and after practice.
15. Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.
16. Absolutely no foul language inside the school.
17. Keep finger & toenails short for hygiene and everyone’s safety.

18. A high standard of personal hygiene is mandatory and a sign of courtesy and respect.
19. All students, Instructors, Professors, and visitors must wear a kimono.
20. It is mandatory to wear a rash guard or training shirt and underwear underneath the kimono.
21. For Vale Tudo and No-Gi class, students must wear a shorts or spats as well as a rash guard or training shirt.
22. A clean uniform must be worn at all times. A dirty uniform is a sign of disrespect.
23. When tying the uniform, it is considered polite to face the edge of the mats.
24. The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
25. No filming the instructor without consent.
26. No coaching from the sidelines. Please leave it to the instructors.
27. Do NOT celebrate after submitting your training partner; its not about winning but learning in the Dojo.
28. Unless you’re in a submission hold show heart and don’t give up because your in a tough spot or if your tired.
29. Tap early and tap often. Take care of yourself and your training partner and respect each other’s health and safety.
30. Prior to sparring let higher rank belts pick their partners first and make room for higher rank belts during sparring.

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