Gracie humaita etiquette

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  • Bow to Grand Master Helio Gracie when you enter the training area.
  • Bow to Grand Master Helio Gracie when you exit the training area.
  • Keep a respectful posture in the training area.
  • Classes begin with a formal bow to the instructor, with students lining up in descending grade order.
  • Classes end with a formal bow to the picture of Grand Master Helio Gracie, and then to the instructor.
  • During class, when the instructor is demonstrating the techniques, every student must sit or stand in good posture.
  • If you are late for class wait for the permission from the Professor to join the group.
  • If you need to leave the mat or leave earlier you must ask permission from the Professor.
  • Bow to 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.
  • Keep fingernails and toenails short for everyone’s safety.
  • All students, Instructors, Professors, and visitors must wear the official Gracie Humaita patches. The uniform pants and top must be the same color. Only White and Blue Jiu Jitsu Kimono is permitted.
  • It is mandatory to have underwear underneath the gi pants.
  • For No Gi Classes, students must wear a Gracie Humaita black grappling shorts as well as Gracie Humaita Rash Guard or Gracie Humaita training shirt.
  • The uniform must be clean at all times. A dirty uniform is a sign of disrespect.
  • The uniform must be worn at all times.
  • When tying the uniform, students must face the edge of the mats.
  • The belt represents your progress. Keep it on.
  • Refer to non black-belt instructors as “Coaches”.
  • Refer to black-belt instructors as “Professors” and to Royler Gracie as “Master”.
  • All metal objects, jewelry, piercing, necklaces and other items should be removed.
  • No shoes, food or drink on the mat.
  • No cell phones in the training area.
  • All students and Instructors must wear shoes when walking outside of the training area.