Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

Our Academy Is An Establishment For Self Improvement And Personal Excellence.

We are determined to meet all of our members' needs, first and foremost, in a constructive, disciplined, friendly and safe environment. We empower our members to reach their full potential and experience an overall improved healthy lifestyle and regimen, to help maintain an excellent quality of life.

Crosley Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Brentwood, CA

About The Academy    Academy Rules & Etiquette

Without discipline, there's no mastery. These guidelines were created to ensure everyone's safety on and off the mat and to maximize everyone's learning experience.

- Arrive 10 minutes prior to any scheduled class. Check in at the front desk with your membership card. If you are late for the start of class, assume front position outside of the mat, wait for the Instructor’s attention and ask permission to join the mat.

- Always bow when entering and leaving the mat and immediately greet the Instructor with a handshake when entering the mat for the first time.

- Never step on the mat with your shoes on and always wear your shoes while walking outside the mat area. Never walk around without your gi top or t-shirt.

- Purchase any equipment or other martial arts equipment through the Academy before taking your first class. Sales must be paid in full at the time the order is placed, even if items are backordered.

- When the Instructor calls for line up, do so quickly and quietly.

- Listen carefully and quietly to all instructions in or outside the mat.

- Respect all of your Instructors equally.

- Students must understand and respect the hierarchy within the Martial Arts. You must know your place on the mat. The longer you have trained or the higher your belt rank, the more seniority you have.

- Maintain your training uniform in good condition. Never wear a ripped, torn or stained uniform.

- Remove all jewelry. You could injure yourself, your teammates, or otherwise damage the jewelry.

- Be aware of your appearance. You should be clean and neat. Long hair must be tied back. Keep fingernails and toenails clipped, hand and feet always clean.

- To prevent injuries, do not wear socks in the training areas.

- Review the calendar, bulletin board, posted notices, newsletters and visit the "News" section of our website at least once a week.

- Let your Instructor know if you expect a lengthy absence from classes.

- Always let your Instructor know if you injured or ill.

- No food or drinks are allowed inside the gym, except drinks with a cap.

- Keep the changing rooms and spectator’s area clean and orderly. No wrestling, running or roughhousing anywhere in the Academy.

- Use the lavatory before class to avoid interrupting class.

- Follow rules of good sportsmanship before, during and after each activity or game. If you cannot comply with this rule, you will not participate.

- Acknowledge corrections or constructive criticism regardless of age or rank.

- Follow all instructions your Instructor gives you. We will not ask you to perform beyond your capabilities.

- If you must leave the mat for anything, get permission first. When you have questions, raise your hand and wait until the Instructor calls on you.

- When tying your BJJ uniform, face the wall. The belt represents your progress keep it on at all times.

- Only an Instructor is permitted to teach new material. Do not ask a fellow student for new material.

- After the initial 12-Week Beginner’s Program you’ll begin sparring. When doing so, you must take into account that size and experience matter for beginners. Live training must be a learning experience, where everyone benefits from.

- Sparring is always optional. It is only allowed with Instructor approval and with full protective gear (shin guards, cups for men, 16 Oz. gloves, hand wraps, mouth piece and head gear).

- Hand wraps must be washed weekly. BJJ uniforms must be washed daily.

- No foul language will be tolerated.

- Students must put cell phones on vibrate or silent mode.

- Never ask your Instructor to spar with you. It is extremely disrespectful.

- We are committed to providing a drug-free, healthful environment. There is no smoking permitted in any part of the Academy.

- No pets, please.