Code of Conduct

Our code of conduct represents a system of social skills that, when practiced along with the physical components of martial arts training, form the foundation of all martial arts. Although the code may vary slightly from school to school there are some rules and behaviors that all students are expected to follow:

  • Behave honorably. Always treat others with respect. 
  • Practice humility. Recognize that you are a member of a group sharing common goals and interest and that progress is always achieved as part of a team.
  • Never use profanity or coarse language in class. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated. Show respect for others beliefs and opinions.
  • Always exercise self-control. Never lose your temper or react in anger.
  • Set a good example. Your behavior always sets an example for those students in lower ranks.
  • Practice cleanliness and order. The condition of your school is a reflection of its students. Be proud of your reflection.
  • Good hygiene is mandatory. Clean uniform, equipment, and feet when on the mats. Finger and toe nails must be clean and neatly trimmed. This is for everyone's safety.
  • Always listen attentively to the instructor. 
  • Come early to class. It is always a good idea to give yourself extra time. Prompt and regular attendance shows respect to your instructor and fellow students.
  • Remember that your actions outside the school reflect its character and spirit. You are an ambassador of your school. Always behave appropriately with good manners and respect.
  • Progress is never alone. Help others improve and succeed. Recognize that you are all members of a strong group sharing common goals and interests.
  • As you advance, ego is a constant enemy. Remain humble at all times.
  • Bow when entering and leaving the mat area.
  • Workout within your physical limitations, please inform all instructors of all/any health conditions you may have. 
  • No coaching your children or other students. Trust in the work of our instructors. 
  • Do not leave the mats without prior permission from the professor or instructor. 
  • No talking while an instructor is demonstrating a technique. Sit upright and attentively. 
  • No chewing gum or eating candy while participating in class.
  • All Gi's must be patched with North Park Jiu Jitsu patches.
  • All metal objects, jewelry, piercings, necklaces and other items must be removed during training.
  • Sparring is not a game or a contest. There is no winner or loser. The goal is to learn, not win. You do not have an opponent, you have a partner. You are both polishing your skills. In the real world, escape can be a victory.
  • Practice at home whenever possible. It is essential to advancement.
  • Have a clean uniform on and have your belt tied correctly when you enter class. If you are wearing an undershirt, it must be tucked in your pants.
  • Have fun! You’re a part of an extended family – take care of one another
- North Park Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness