Welcome! We are so happy that you’ve decided to join us. We guarantee that a regular practice will change your life in the most positive way.
If you feel nervous, scared or a little intimidated, it’s OK many people feel that way initially. As long as you try the right way, you will receive 100% benefit. All of our class is specifically designed for beginners, so know that with a little practice and experience, you’ll quickly feel right at home.
We train hard, we work out hard, but we have a very positive, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our Instructors and students are more than happy to assist you on your first steps in our gentle art.
Please read our “Dojo Etiquette” and be considerate of your fellow students. We have them to maintain a safe, instructional and healthy environment.
Try to not eat heavy food and drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you’re well hydrated before coming to class. Healthy food and good hydration supports the health function of all of your body’s systems, and it makes the heat feel comfortable rather than overwhelming.
Arrive 15 – 20 minutes early for your first class. This gives us time for registration and orientation. Arriving early ensures a stress free and relaxed beginning to your practice. Please note: students will not be permitted into class once it begins.
For our first times, we offer the BJJ uniform. We have a plenty of clean uniforms specifically for your first class. If you decide to continue training with us, you can get one for us or buy wherever you prefer – no obligations. Underwear is mandatory.
For men, please bring a t-shirt to use under the uniform. For women, please make sure you use sport bras. Practice is done barefoot, so please make sure your feet are clean.
You will feel challenged to do your best during class, everyone does. As a first timer, you don’t have to work to your edge. Listen to your body and your inner wisdom. Never be afraid to miss one exercise, if you need to. It’s normal and temporary. These sensations will disappear.
During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect.
Remember, everyone had his or her very first class, even the people who have been practicing for years. If they make it look easy it is because they persevered, and you can too.
All students must display a respectful, friendly and positive attitude towards the other students, staff and Instructors at all times.
Pick up your cards before class and handle to the instructor in class.
All students must have their belts tied all times.
Remain on the mat are while the class is in progress.
Please arrive on time for class. If you are late, wait outside the mat until the professor gives you permission to join.
When the instructor is showing a position or teaching, please refrain from talking to other students during that time.
The academy is a “cell free“ zone. Please silence your phones before entering the academy.
Talking on cell phones are allowed in the academy when class is in progress, unless it’s an emergency.
Underwear is mandatory. If you need to change, please use the locker room or restroom.
In sign of respect and courtesy to the others and safety, every uniform needs to be washed and dried after every training session. Dirty or smelly uniforms won’t be allowed in class.
Arrive clean and free of fragrances or scents. Body odors are offensive to other students.
All uniforms should be without rips or tears.
For No-Gi classes, make sure your shorts don’t have zippers or any other thing that can damage our mats.
No food is allowed in the academy (including protein bars, fruits, etc.) to avoid bugs.
No shoes or drinks of any kind (water is ok) on the mat areas.
Please make sure your feet are clean.
Do not walk barefoot into the academy from the parking lot.
Always wear shoes or slippers when off the mats, especially in the restrooms and changing rooms.
Bags should be kept either in vehicles or in the locker room, not on the benches around the training area.
Fingernails and toenails must trimmed at all times when training.