Mat Rules

  •  Please could all gis and rash-guards be clean and dry for every class.
  •  Rash-guards should be worn for every class. In no-gi classes, both rash-guards and shorts should be worn at all times.
  •  Personal hygiene and cleanliness are extremely important so please make sure you respect this.


  •  Fingernails and toenails should be kept trimmed.


  •  If you get a cut during the class, please make sure it is patched up and any bleeding is stopped before returning to the mat.
  •  Please respect instructors and other members at all times in the dojo.


  •  Please pay attention when techniques are being explained during class.


  •  It is polite to greet instructors and other members in the dojo when entering the mat.
  •  Each round of sparring is in accordance with IBJJF rules that are displayed in the dojo
  •  No shoes on the mat. No bare-feet off the mat.
  •  Whilst sparring please be a considerate partner and teammate. Watch out for other pairs and remember sparring is not a competitive match so let’s try not to injure anyone.