• Leave your pride outside, come in and learn.
  • All students must wear the official BOA BJJ uniform for gi and no gi classes.
  • Bow to the center of the mat when entering or exiting.
  • Maintain respectful behavior and good manners in the center.
  • Classes begin with a formal bow to the professor while students are formed up in descending belt order.
  • During class, when the instructor is demonstrating technquies, every student must be seated.
  • For safety reasons, students who are late should sit by the side of the mat and wait for permission from teh professor to enter the mat.
  • For safety reasons, students who need to leave the mat or leave class early must ask permission from the professor.
  • Partners should bow to each other before and after practice.
  • Talking should be kept at a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.
  • Absolutely no foul language is allowed inside the school.
  • Fingernails and toenails must be kept short for everyone’s safety.
  • The uniform pants and top must be the same color.
  • It is mandatory to wear a BOA BJJ t0shirt or rash guard underneath the gi.
  • The gi must be washed after every class; a dirty gi is a sign of disrespect.
  • The gi must be worn at all times.
  • When trying the gi, face the wall.
  • The belt represents progress; it must be kept on.
  • Refer to black-belt instructors as “Professor” or “Master”.
  • For safety reasons, all metal objects such as jewelry, piercings, necklaces, or other such items must be removed.
  • No cell phones, shoes, food, or drink on the mat.