2737 Papin Street

St. Louis, MO 63104

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Phone: 260-BJJ-4-STL

General Gym Rules & Etiquette

  • Be humble and show respect to everyone!!!
  • Wear shoes at all times in all areas, except the mats. When ready to enter the matted area, please place shoes on the designated cubby.
  • Do not wear any jewelry or metal while training or wear any clothing with metal such as zippers.
  • If you show up late, please try to pick up where we are at. It is not fair to the other students if the instructor has to take away time from them to repeat the instructions.
  • Please listen quietly when instruction is being given by coaches.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
  • In Jiu-Jitsu, tap early and tap often. Learning is the goal. Injury is the enemy!
  • If your partner taps or you even think they might have tapped, stop applying the submission. There is no reason to risk an injury.
  • Please be aware of what moves/submissions are legal for your skill level. If you are unsure, ask the coach before attempting. We do not want anyone to get injured because of a position they don’t understand.
  • Be open minded and learn from the students who have more experience.
  • After you have been around for a while, be a good role model and help the new folks. You remember how tough it can be when you’re the new person so be a good mentor and help those with less experience.
  • Please be sure to take all of your belongings when you leave the gym (i.e. gear, mouthpiece, clothes, water bottles, etc.)
  • If you are a member of the gym, please be sure to have all the proper equipment needed for the classes you attend. The loaner equipment that the gym provides is intended only for guests who are trying out out the gym.
  • If you use any of the gym loaner equipment, please do following:
    • Thai Pads/Mitts/Gloves: Spray with deodorizer, put glove deodorizers inside gloves, and connect the velcro on all pads and gloves and put them back where they go
    • Gi’s/belts: Place them in the laundry hamper


  • Wash your uniform and/or training gear after every training session. Don’t be the stinky guy!
  • Do not go into the bathroom barefoot. Please slip on your shoes first.
  • Use the locker rooms or showers for changing. A shirt/pants are required for any other areas in the gym.
  • If you bleed on the mat or any other place in the gym, please ask for appropriate cleaning products and clean it up right away.
  • Keep your fingernails and toenails trimmed short to avoid scratching or cutting anyone.
  • If you are ill, please take a few days off to recover so you do not get anyone else at the gym sick.
  • If you notice any skin conditions, please seek medical attention and do not train until it has cleared up to prevent spreading anything at the gym.
  • Cover any wounds or cuts with proper bandages.
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