Summary Of Code of Conduct

  • 1.

    Always be respectful, considerate, and courteous of others. Leave your ego at the door. Arte Suave is about respect for yourself and others. A place where you can safely be yourself.

  • 2.

    You MUST book for all your classes.

  • 3.

    You must wear shoes off the mats, footwear must be always worn within the academy. If you go off the mats without shoes you MUST wipe your feet. Socks is not footwear. If you go to the bathroom without shoes, or if you come in barefoot, you will not be allowed on the mats, unless you shower first.

  • 4.

    NO shoes on the mats. The white mats are the only areas you can be barefoot on.

  • 5.

    Wipe your feet with the alcohol wipes provided the first time you step on the mats.

  • 6.

    If you have come straight from work and you need a shower, please do so as a courtesy for your training partners before class.

  • 7.

    Pick up after yourself, leave you area neat and tidy and as you found it. Leave bags and bulky items etc in bag holders, or on the side, not where people walk. All shelves will be cleared at the end of the day, make sure you take everything with you

  • 8.

    Be mindful of your physical limitations, please advise of any medical conditions BEFORE training.

  • 9.

    If you have the flu or a cold, or any illness that is contagious, please stay home and rest. You will infect the whole academy.

  • 10.

    If you have ringworm, staph or any highly contagious infection please don’t come training. Stay home and treat it. You will infect your training partners.

  • 11.

    Take care of your training partners. Do not crank submissions. Always show respect to your instructors, training partners, and fellow human beings. Do not seek to harm fellow students. If you must rush to apply a submission on someone then you don’t know how to do that submission properly. “Slow is smooth, smooth is fast” Mitsuyo Maeda

  • 12.

    Do not leave the mat during class without the instructor’s permission.

  • 13.

    Nails must be cut short.

  • 14.

    No bright colored nail polish unless shellac (it will rub off on our white mats) or hair products in your hair (it will rub off on your training partners).

  • 15.

    If you have long hair, you must tie it back, firmly.

  • 16.

    Remove ALL jewellery before training.

  • 17.

    No make up, it will rub off on the uniforms and it’s very hard to get off.

  • 18.

    Be aware of hygiene, inappropriate body odour is offensive. We have deodorant in the bathrooms. Breath spray in the first aid drawer. All students must wear clean uniforms always.

  • 19.

    Always wear a rash guard / compression shirt / t-shirt under your Gi.

  • 20.

    No sleeveless shirts, crop tops, short shorts, and pockets for No Gi.

  • 21.

    If you are injured during class and / or begin to bleed, immediately let your teacher know and attend to the wound, to avoid having the blood coming into contact with other students and to avoid infection. We have first aid supplies at the front desk. If you decide to continue training, make sure the bleeding has stopped and the wound is covered. Clean up any blood on the mat immediately.

  • 22.

    No food or drink on the mat, you must keep your water and any drink off the mat. Glass bottles are not allowed at the edge of the mats as they can be tipped and shatter.

  • 23.

    Respect the tap, to avoid any injury if your partner taps, release immediately and safely. If you find yourself in a submission and are unsure you can defend it, tap immediately. If you can’t tap with your hand, tap with your foot, or call out “Tap”.

  • 24.

    Be on time for class. If you are late, wait till the instructor is free then approach them and ask if it’s alright to join the class, if you are too late you may not be allowed to, especially in Fundamentals classes. You must still warm up before you start the class to avoid injury.

  • 25.

    NO flying techniques in live rolls i.e. flying arm bars, jumping guard, flying triangle, scissor takedowns.

  • 26.

    For white belts – NO heel hooks, or any submission which twists a joint, wrist locks, calf slicers, knee bars, reaping, during live rolls, you are allowed to learn them, but under no circumstances are you allowed to apply them during a live roll, and no one is allowed to apply them to you as well. If you are doing No Gi, please let your partner know you are a white belt.

  • 27.

    If you want to practice heel hooks etc, with someone new, regardless of rank, in a roll you must have an agreement with your partner before you begin to roll and you must do so with caution. Some academies do not teach these.

  • 28.

    NO heel hooks, or any submission which twists a joint, wrist locks, calf slicers, knee bars, reaping, during live rolls, on white belts.

  • 29.

    To download our entire Code Of Conduct, please see here for more.

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