Academy Rules

• Hand sanitize your hands on & off the mats. We can never be too careful.
• Bow when entering and exiting the mat.
• Place shoes or sandals at the edge of the mat neatly.
• When leaving the mats, put shoes or sandals on immediately. Never walk barefoot on and off the mats to avoid transferring germs onto the mats. This holds true even if you’re just going to the bathroom.
• Before stepping foot on the mat, make sure to have your entire Gi on as well as a properly tightened belt.
• Do not remove Gi tops or rash guards on the mat area.
• Greet teammates upon entering the mat. Shake everyone hands upon entering mat, especially the Professors & Coaches.
• Welcome all guest and visitors by introducing yourself. Treat newcomers as you would like to be treated.
• Be on time to class. If you happen to arrive late, wait at the entrance to the mat until the instructor says it’s okay for you to join.
• Use respectful language and behavior, especially around minors. No curse/swear words allowed at the academy.
• Make sure to check in on the iPad prior to the start of class.
• Keep fingers and toenails short and trimmed.
• Always compliment your sparring partner and shake hands/fist bump before and after the roll. Always show respect!
• Only apply as much force as needed. Never intentionally harm anyone.
• Ask instructor’s permission to leave before exiting the mat.
• Refrain from chatting while the instructor is talking.
• No cell phone on the mat during class.
• No food or gum on the mat.
• When the instructor assigns a task, continue doing that task until the instructor says otherwise. You can never drill a technique too many times
• Have fun

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