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BJJ Training Rules


  • All students must have a GI (Kimono) to join the BJJ Classes.
  • For No-GI Classes all that is required is a shirt and shorts.
  • No shoes are allowed on the mats (Dojo)


  • All students must wear a clean neat uniform.
  • Keep your nails trimmed.
  • All jewelry should be removed. Contact lenses if possible should also be removed.
  • Your feet must be clean before you start training.

Correct Attitude

  • Arrive on time.
  • Ask permission from your instructor to get in and out of the Dojo at all times.
  • Respect your instructor and your training partners at all times.
  • Please introduce yourself to your training partner.
  • Positive Attitudes Only! No Swearing or negative comments allowed.
  • Open Mind to learn and accept the fundamentals and discipline of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Be focused on your training. Please do not bring personal problems to training. This is your time to relax from your worries.

Be a Good Training Partner You can be a good training partner in some very important ways.

  • Be friendly and share your techniques. Your training partner will do the same for you. This way both can improve their BJJ skills.
  • Give the appropriate resistance during the training techniques. A very common error students make during practice of new techniques is to either resist their partner too much, which does not allow your partner to do the move properly. (Remember he is still learning) or provide no resistance at all which deprives your partner of any sense of reality of the move.
  • Provide a small amount of resistance in the beginning of the each new technique learned. As you practice more and get the technique right you are allowed to increase the level of resistance.


  • Please shake hands every time you roll or drill. Introduce yourself also.
  • Learn to “tap”.

About “ TAP”

  • The traditional method to signal to your training partner that can not longer resist a joint lock or choke is to “tap” 3 times on the person applying the technique.
  • Never tap on yourself or on the floor. The person applying the technique may not realise you are trying to tap and may continue the technique which may cause injury. Tap on the person so they know immediately to stop the technique.
  • It is strongly advised that the students always do a physical tap with a verbal submission. Most fighters just say “OK” in loud voice but anything will do so long as it is understood.
  • Once your partner submits by tapping, you must release the hold immediately without exception.
  • Do not resist tapping until the final moment. Sometimes it can be too late. Remember that if you broke your arm or any other part of your body you will be unable to train for 30 days or more. I always say the happiest day in my life will be when one of my students makes me tap. It will show how good I am as a master. There is nothing wrong with having to tap.

Questions Please do not be afraid to ask me any questions about BJJ or anything else. I am your BJJ instructor and your friend also.