GracieOne Training Etiquette

  1. Bow to Carlos Gracie Sr. when you enter the training area.

  2. Bow to Carlos Gracie Sr. when you exit the training area.

  3. Keep a respectful posture in the training area.

  4. Classes begin with a form bow to the instructor, with students lining in descending grade order.

  5. Classes end with a formal bow to the picture of the Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr., and then to the instructor.

  6. All students must line up with the attendance card in hand at the beginning of class.

  7. During class, when the Instructor is demonstrating the techniques, every student must sit or stand in good posture.

  8. If you are late for class sit by the side of the training are and wait for permission form the Professor.

  9. If you need to leave the mat or leave earlier you must ask permission from the Professor.

  10. Bow to your partner before and after practice.

  11. Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject.

  12. Absolutely no foul language inside the academy.

  13. Keep fingernails and toenails short for everyone's safety.

  14. All students, Instructors, Professors and visitors must wear the official GracieOne uniform. The uniform pants and top must be the same color.

  15. It is mandatory to have underwear underneath the gi pants.

  16. It is mandatory to wear a shirt underneath the kimono.

  17. The uniform must be clean at all times. A dirty uniform is a sign of disrespect.

  18. The uniform must be worn at all times.

  19. When trying the uniform, students must face the edge of the mats.

  20. The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.

  21. Refer to non black-belt Instructors as "Instructors".

  22. Refer to black-belt Instructors as "Professors".

  23. All metal objects, jewelry, piercings, necklaces and other items should be removed.

  24. No shoes, food or drink on the mat.

  25. No cell phones in the training area.

  26. All students and Instructors must wear shoes when walking outside of the training area.