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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai etiquette Cedar Park, Leander and Austin

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Austin Muay Thai and Jiu JitsuHere’s a list of things to follow to ensure proper gym etiquette and proper gym hygiene!

(Please read both sections)

Etiquette

  • Always greet and shake hands with you instructor and classmates upon arrival.
  • Never question your instructor’s decisions.
  • Respect and obey all instructors.
  • Respect and obey all senior students and/or belts higher than yourself.
  • Always answer your instructors with respect.
  • Always try to arrive on time to class. If you are late stay by the side of the mat and wait for the permission from the instructor before joining class.
  • Guests are welcome, but please have them check in at the front desk and introduce them to your instructors so that he/she does not get confused.
  • 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.
  • Nobody should be shirtless on the mat or out of the restroom room.
  • Don’t go off the mats, outside or in the bathroom without your shoes on. You’ll track all types of dirt and other yuck back onto the mats.
  • Always come to class “Ready to Train!”
  • Work hard and be encouraging to your classmates.
  • If you miss your class due to illness or vacation for a period of more than one week, please notify us, so we don’t worry.
  • Keep a respectful posture on the gym.
  • Classes end with a handshake to the instructor and everyone else in class.
  • If you need to leave the mat or leave earlier you must inform the Instructor.
  • Shake hands with your partner before and after practice.
  • Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.
  • Absolutely no foul language inside the school.
  • No Solicitation of non-sponsored academy events including ticket sales unless agreed upon by student and instructor.
  • Your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Kimono/Muay Thai shorts must be washed after every practice.
  • When tying your Kimono, face the wall.
  • Your belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
  • All metal objects, jewelry, piercing, necklace or other such items should be removed.
  • No shoes, food or drink on the mat.
  • Wait for a proper time to answer texts or calls during class.
  • No neck cranks, heel hooks, slamming during takedowns or guard work.
  • Work out within your physical limits.

Have fun and never forget your goal, no matter how hard the training gets, keep showing up and working hard and you WILL get there!

 

Here are some tips on hygiene

  • Shower BEFORE getting on to the mats. Through out your day you can pic up all types of stuff, don’t bring that into the gym. Not to mention none of your teammates want train with you if you have a case of the stinkies.
  • Shower after rolling. Don’t wait too long to get home and wash yourself down. Using things such as tea tree oil soaps, defense soap and other such products will help. Make sure you scrub down with a washcloth, loofah or other such items to make sure you get super clean.
  • Clip your nails. Cutting open people because you have sharp talons is never fun for the person on the receiving end. I have a scar right between my eyes because some jerk was too lazy to clip his nails before class.
  • Don’t go off the mats, outside or in the bathroom without your shoes on. You’ll track all types of dirt and other yuck back onto the mats.
  • Cover all cuts, scraps or open wounds. Nothing nastier than getting bled on. Not to mention you can get infections
  • Sanitize yourself. you can carry a bottle of hand sanitizer in your gym bag and in your car that to use after training. Wipes are also popular. Antibacterial wipes are a convenient was as well!
  • Brush your teeth. Nothing is worse than getting stuck in a head and arm that’s reinforced by dragon breath.
  • Wash your mouth guard. If that thing touches the mat, make sure you rinse it well before inserting it back into your mouth. Listerine kills bacteria, soak your mouth guard in it.
  • Wash your clothes. Once you’ve sweat and rolled around in gear, make sure you wash it. To get out oder that stays with your clothes after washing, use vinegar in the wash, it helps.
  • Wash cups, sweaty towels, ankle sleeves, knee pads head gear etc. Just like any other article of clothing, you need to keep everything clean! You wouldn’t continuously wear the same rash guard without washing it right? These items should be treated no differently.
  • If you are sick, stay off the mats until you’re better. No brainer right? Don’t be that guy (girl) that gets the entire team sick!
  • If you have ring worm or any other skin disease that can be pass on, stay off the mats! Inspect your training partners if you think they may have something. If they do, refuse to roll with them until it has cleared up.
  • Remember the people in the gym are your training partners, not your competition. Do NOT bully, spaz, try to hurt, crank or do anything else that might be hurtful both physically and mentally to your gym family. If there is a problem with a particular student, avoid rolling with them and tell your instructor or the gym enforcer and we’ll handle it appropriately.
  • Deodorants and body sprays are your friend but please do not over use these products before training, if you know you have a predisposition to smelling a little “ripe,” use generously!
  • The less abrasive you are, the more training partners will want to work with you and help you get better.

We hope this helps. Train hard, train smart, and train often! See you on the mats!

 

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