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Welcome to Gracie La Mesa

We are pleased to help you begin your Jiu-Jitsu journey.

Students: please take some time to review and familiarize yourself with the dojo rules and glossary of Jiu-Jitsu terms.

Parents: please take some time to go over the rules with your kids.


· Students must also bow to the center of the mat any time they step off of it.

· Students must keep a respectful posture in the dojo at all times.

· Classes begin with a formal bow to the instructor with students lining up in order of descending rank.

· When the instructor is demonstrating techniques during class, every student must sit in seiza position.

· For safety reasons, if you must leave the mat or leave class early, you must first ask the Professor for permission.

· The student must bow to his/her partner before and after each sparring session.

· Talking should be kept to a minimum level and should relate to the class subject matter only.

· There is absolutely NO foul language allowed in the dojo.

· There is absolutely NO belching allowed in the dojo.

· Fingernails and toenails must be kept short for everyone’s safety.

· All students must wear the official Gracie La Mesa patch on the back and lapel of their Gi (uniform).

· The Gi (uniform) pants and jacket must always match (all white or all blue only).

· The Gi (uniform) must be kept clean at all times. It is recommended that it be laundered after each class. A dirty Gi is a sign of disrespect.

· The Gi (uniform) must be worn at all times unless specified.

· Students should face the wall when tying their belt.

· The belt is representative of your progress at the academy. You must keep it on at all times.

· Refer to black belt instructors as “Professor”

· All metal objects such as piercings, rings, necklaces, and other jewelry items must be removed prior to stepping on the mat.

· No shoes, food or drink items are allowed on the mat.

· Shoes should be removed and lined up neatly against the wall or stored in a cubby, away from the walkway areas.

· Cell phones should be set on silent at all times in the dojo. Please refrain from loud phone conversations.

· Students in the lobby area should keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb other classes in session.

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