Cobrinha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Mat Rules

  • Bow when entering and exiting the mat
  • Greet teammates upon entering the mat. Shake everyone’s hands upon entering mat.
  • Welcome all guests and visitors by introducing yourself. Treat newcomers as you would like to be treated
  • Use respectful language and behavior, especially around minors - Use respectful language and behavior, especially around minors. No curse/swear words allowed at the academy
  • Always use a clean, dry Gi. Do not wear the same Gi for more than two classes in a row
  • Before stepping foot on the mat, make sure to have your entire Gi on as well as a properly tightened belt
  • Do not remove Gi tops or rash guards until the class has ended
  • Must have rash guard for No-Gi class. Rash guard worn must be according to color of belt. T-Shirts are not permissible
  • Must have rash guard under the Gi. Training without rash guard is not permissible
  • Make sure you take your shoes off before entering the mat
  • Put shoes on immediately upon exiting the mat. This holds true even if you’re just going to the bathroom
  • Keep finger and toenails short and trimmed. Subject to inspection upon entering the mat
  • Always compliment your sparring partner and shake/touch hands before and after the roll
  • Only apply as much force as needed. Never intentionally harm anyone.
  • Be on time to class. If you happen to arrive late, wait at the entrance to the mat till the instructor says it’s okay for you to join
  • Ask instructor’s permission to leave before exiting the mat
  • Refrain from chatting while the instructors is talking
  • No cell phone on the mat during the class
  • No picture or video taping the classes
  • No food or gum on the mat
  • When the instructors assigns a task, continue doing that task until the instructors says otherwise. You can never drill a technique too many times!
  • Have fun!