New to Martial Arts

New to Martial Arts

If you are starting No GI BJJ or Martial Arts for the first time you may be unaware of some of the general house keeping of such an environment. If your new or are considering training at the Academy, please have a read through the following and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

We have developed a culture and basic guidelines to make sure your training is as enjoyable as possible.

Leave your ego at the door

We want everyone to train hard and progress. But this becomes difficult if all you are trying to do is win or prove yourself. The hardest way to get better in BJJ is being that person that no one wants to work with.

Be competitive but remember you can’t train by yourself so look after your training partners.

Treat everyone the same way that you wish to be treated.


Show the proper respect to all the other people in the room.

Please don’t talk while the coach is, its just rude and makes it harder for everyone.

If you are learning a movement or drilling do not stop until the coach calls time.

If you must leave early let the coach know so it doesn’t affect the class in a negative way

Maintain proper hygiene

  • Please shower before training
  • Make sure your nails are cut back to prevent scratching others during training
  • Use deodorant or antiperspirant
  • Make sure any wounds are properly covered or strapped no band-aids.
  • Don’t wear dirty gear to training (Soak your training gear overnight and wash in the morning)
  • Ladies – no makeup

Help take care of the Academy

Training mats are very expensive! There are a few guidelines for clothing below which will ensure the mats stay in as perfect condition as possible

  • No shoes on the mat
  • No zippers or hard buttons
  • No food on the mat
  • Contribute to the cleaning after training

After class, we all contribute to keeping the Academy clean.

Mats are to be sprayed and mopped at the end of the last class

No one leaves until the mats are clean unless prior arrangements have been made!

Social media

You are encouraged to post good quality content on social media, any material that would help the Academy grow would be awesome. If you are unsure if your post is acceptable please ask any staff member.

Representing the Academy

In all areas where you represent Ronin you are expected to act in a manner that would make you, your team and your Academy proud. Stand with the team and make sure that Ronin is represented in the best way that you can.

First Aid Kit

Make sure you pack your own first aid kit for your own personal use.
Your kit should contain:

  • Bandages
  • Nail Clippers
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Vaseline