Club guidelines

Code of Conduct

  1. Safety is the number one priority.
  2. Be respectful and humble to everyone. We pride ourselves in having a friendly and welcoming culture.
  3. No foul language inside the gym.
  4. Be a good training partner. Please use common sense and exercise judgement when training, especially during sparring.  Use of excessive and/or unnecessary force is not acceptable. Malicious intent to injure your training partners will not be tolerated.
  5. Follow our Hygiene Guidelines.
  6. Follow our Safety Guidelines.
  7. Please keep our training premises clean and treat the club equipment and mats with care.
  8. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated. This will result in instant dismissal from the club.
  9. Bullying and any form of intimidation (including online) will not be tolerated. This may result in instant dismissal from the club

Our attitude at the club

  • Be a safe and trustworthy partner. Our training partners are what allows us to train and get better, and their safety should be your priority.
  • You are allowed to say “No” and respectfully decline sparring anyone. No explanation should be required.
  • Our attitude is to focus on learning, understanding and improving in Jiu-Jitsu, while having fun and innovating. Competition and winning is great, but secondary. An egotistical attitude will not last long in this club. This is our definition of “checking our ego”.
  • Train hard and try your best, and I promise, Jiu-Jitsu will also give you back.
  • Keep an open mind towards the class content or theme, you might learn something new, or even better, come up with something new in the process.
  • We encourage students to help and learn from each other with their Jiu-Jitsu during training and open mats. However, don’t be that person who teaches everyone else without having been asked their opinion and leave the coaching to the coaches.
  • You don’t have to ask the instructors for permission to go to the toilet.
  • Students are encouraged to cross-train at other gyms and we welcome visiting students.

Hygiene guidelines

  • No footwear allowed on the mats. Please ensure you have clean feet before stepping on the mats.
  • Use footwear at all times when off the mats (a pair of flip flops will come in handy).
  • Keep fingernails and toenails short and filed down for training.
  • Wash and sanitise your hands frequently.
  • Please remove watch and jewellery before you start training.
  • For every training session, please use a clean washed gi or no-gi gear. 
  • We recommend you wear a rashguard inside your gi for gi classes.
  • We recommend you wear tights under your shorts for no-gi classes, in addition to your rashguard.
  • This is a close contact sport and we all expect a high standard of personal hygiene from each other.

Safety guidelines

  • No slams allowed
  • This is BJJ, and therefore: no striking, no eye-gouging, no biting. I can recommend an excellent Krav Maga club for that.
  • We recommend that you wear a mouthguard when sparring.
  • Follow the class and safety instructions carefully.
  • Please do not train if you are feeling unwell (this includes experiencing flu-like symptoms, infections or skin conditions that may be contagious).
  • If you are injured, we recommend that you do not participate in any physical training. However, let the instructors know so that they can attempt to adjust the training accordingly for you (for example, you could be light drilling or participate in Q&A’s). Ultimately, the goal is to be mindful to let your body heal and not make your injuries worse.

For more information, see our FAQ’s here.