Jiu-Jitsu Etiquette

The Martial Arts are based on respect, self-discipline and common courtesy.


  • Always greet and bow to your instructors when entering and leaving the DOJO.
  • Never question your instructor’s decisions.
  • Respect and obey all instructors and black belts.
  • Always answer your instructors with a “yes, sensei” or “no, sensei”.
  • Try to arrive 10 – 15 minutes before class.
  • Please be quiet while waiting for your class to begin.
  • Remain off the training area while waiting for your class to begin.
  • Guests are welcome, but please introduce them to your instructors.
  • Small children will be supervised at all times – please do not let them run around and be disruptive.
  • There will be no abusive language, attitude or behaviors of any kind.

Your uniform & personal hygiene:

  • Wear a complete and approved SDBJJ Academy uniform for all classes.
  • All approved patches shall be sewn on all uniforms.
  • Keep your uniform clean and wrinkle-free.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Fingernails and toenails must be kept short – we don’t want anyone getting injured.
  • Remove all jewelry before class for your classmates’ safety and yours (this includes rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, earrings, etc.)
  • Female students must wear a t-shirt under their uniform.
  • Long hair should always be worn off face and pulled neatly back.
  • Uniforms and belts will be put on in the dressing room or at home.
  • Please do not get dressed on the training floor.
  • Approved sparring gear is required for all sparring classes.
  • Learn how to tie your belt properly – if you need help, just ask.
  • No chewing gum during class.


  • Always come to class “Ready to Train!”
  • Work hard and be encouraging to your classmates.
  • And, never forget your goal: Black Belt Excellence!
  • If you miss your class due to illness or vacation for a period of more than one week, please notify the school.

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