Found these on the Barra Website... DOJO ETIQUETE Because of its original usage, a dojo became known as a place of "enlightenment"; the ultimate goal of Zen Buddhism. When practitioners of Budo, such as the Samurai, adopted it for use, it became known as a place where the "Do", or the Way of "Bu", could be practiced. From earliest times, we can see that a dojo was never merely a gymnasium. It was always a place of very special learning and remains so today. 01. Bow to the center of the mat when you enter. 02. Bow to the centre of the mat when you exit. 03. Address to the instructors as Sir during class. 04. When instructor is teaching keep your posture. 05. Sessions begin and end with a formal bow with students lining up in descending grade order. 06. Do not come on the mat late or leave early without obtaining permission first. 07. Bow to your partner before and after practice. 08. If an outstanding technique is performed, it is customary to bow to the parter as a sign of respect. 09. Talking should be kept to a minimum and all words spoken should be about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 10. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is reserved for sport, personal development and as a last resort of self defence. 11. No shoes, food or drink on the mat. 12. A dirty kimono is a sign of disrespect and should be washed at least weekly. 13. Keep finger and toe nails short for everyones safety.