COBRINHA BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU MAT RULES
- Bow when entering and exiting the mat.
- Greet teammates upon entering the mat. Shake everyone hands upon entering mat.
- Welcome, all guest and visitors by introducing yourself. Treat newcomers as you would like to be treated.
- Use respectful language and behavior, especially around minors. No curse/swear words allowed at the academy.
- Always use a clean, dry Gi (white and blue gi only) No outside patch. No mismatch Gi allowed. Do not wear the same Gi for more than two classes in a row.
- 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 until the class has ended.
- Must have the rash guard for No-Gi class. Rash guard worn must be according to the color of the belt. T-shirts are not permissible.
- Must have black tight pants under the shorts for No-Gi classes. The rule is applicable for men and women.
- Must have rash guard under the Gi. Training without the rash guard is not permissible
- Make sure you take your shoes off before entering the mat.
- Put shoes on immediately upon exiting the mat. This holds true even if you’re just going to the bathroom.
- Keep fingers and toenails short and trimmed.
- Always compliment your sparring partner and shake/touch hands before and after the roll.
- Only apply as much force as needed. Never intentionally harm anyone.
- 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.
- Ask the 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 picture or video taping the classes
- 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!