Does your BJJ Gym have Rules?

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  1. Tralik33

    Tralik33 White Belt

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    Does your BJJ gym have official rules for training? If so, what are they?

    I am looking to put together a reasonable "code of conduct/ruleset" for the gym I train at, at the request of my instructor. I'd like to see what your experiences have been and what seems to be reasonable and work well for keeping a relaxed atmosphere, but still keeping some modicum of discipline and respect. Thanks in advance for the help.:icon_chee
     
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    use the toilet to shit in.
     
  4. Spoken

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    we got by the Gracie Barra rules.
     
  5. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    -we must bow on and off the mat
    -must wear shoes in the bathroom
    -we call the person teaching class "coach", and our head blackbelt instructor "professor"
    -we are encouraged (but not required) to wear a team patch
     
  6. Polvo

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    Bow in and out of class.

    Talk to the instructor if you have to leave, even to go to the bathroom (its just so he knows if someone has left class and there needs to be a stand in either for drilling or rolling) .
     
  7. smittaayymma

    smittaayymma Green Belt

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    shoes off at the door
    bow to sensei and training partners when we see them
    bow on and off the mat
    always sit during explanations crosslegged
    bow quick on floor before we break up for drills and rolling

    it's a very respectful dojo which i think is the best way to run things it keeps practice very focused
     
  8. johnkreese

    johnkreese Brown Belt

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    Lets see:

    Wash your gi

    Train safe. Its not a competition, its training.

    Show up to class on time.

    Listen to the instructor.

    Thats pretty much it. We're a pretty informal school. I think i depends on the students. We have a good set of guys.
     
  9. BSRufio

    BSRufio White Belt

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    Don't be a douche.
     
  10. Polvo

    Polvo White Belt

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    Agreed with these, people at our school won't even roll with someone if there gi is nasty. I know I will never risk my health rolling with someone who's gi is disgusting.
     
  11. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    This, mostly common sense.
     
  12. dreamsofpie

    dreamsofpie Yellow Belt

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    yup, same here but my instructors are pretty relaxed
     
  13. Tralik33

    Tralik33 White Belt

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Do any of you have rules in regards to techniques like no slams, no neck cranks, etc...?
     
  14. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    Bow on and off the mat.

    Always show respect to our fellow students.

    Wash your gi.

    Shoes not on the mat.

    Don't be an ignorant ass.

    That sort of thing.
     
  15. johnkreese

    johnkreese Brown Belt

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    Ah, in that case...

    No slams, leg locks(for lower l, less experienced students) and neck cranks. Basically anything that wll really mess someone up.
     
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  16. smittaayymma

    smittaayymma Green Belt

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    we don't have rules that outlaw techniques but we all are respectful not to neck crank a new guy or go to hard during learning new techniques. you just wanna have everyone respectful and try to tap their opponent to better their technique not to prove they are the toughest man. and if anyone holds a submission after a tap i'm pretty sure they'd be thrown out.
     
  17. johnkreese

    johnkreese Brown Belt

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    Haha. Yeah, for some. Never underestimate the stupidity of humanity.
     
  18. outonbail

    outonbail Living My Dreams

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    rules of my gym

    -puke out of the window, not on the mat.
    -when you are stoned, don't roll with white belts
    -don't go hard on people training less then 6 months
    -no alcohol on the mats.
    -no shoes on the mat, wear shoes when going to the toilet
    -take your empty bottles with you when class is gone
    -don't fart on people's head.
     
  19. BWC

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    Our coach has some practical rules such as keeping all nails clean and trimmed, proper hygiene, no cursing or talking while coach is instructing, no pet hair, clean clothes, no training when sick, things like that.

    It helps a lot when guys follow these rules..
     
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    No exceptions, not even if you are "The Baddest Man on the Planet".
     

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