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Code of Conduct

gracie barra brazilian jiu jitsu training code of conduct rohnert park ca

  1. Brotherhood: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall reinforce the family spirit among students, parents, and other instructors. Their attitude is to always be positive and cooperative, in order to channel their creative energy towards the strengthening and the growth of our Gracie Barra family, always putting the team in front of individual needs.
  2. Cooperation: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall nurture and reinforce a cooperative environment, inside and outside the dojo. The competitive realm is restricted to tournaments as well as the competitor attitude. Instructors must help the students understand that progress is not reflected on their ability to overcome a training partner or an competitive opponent, but reflected in their capacity to engage in a cooperative training experience where the winner is whoever learns more.
  3. Discipline: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors are to discipline the students and never punish them. They should make students understand that without discipline there is no mastery, neither in Jiu-Jitsu nor in life, and that without the willingness to sacrifice, excellence is not possible.
  4. Respect: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall reinforce that students must act with warmth and equally toward one another, regardless of differences in race, creed, gender, nationality, etc. The belt ranks hierarchy should be respected and the authority of the black belt sincerely recognized.
  5. Continuous Improvement and Growth: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall reinforce that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a life long journey without an end. Students must perceive the black belt as the minimum goal and progress represents an increasing commitment to their growth as BJJ practitioners and human beings.
  6. Leadership: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall lead by example, kindness and care. The formal authority shall always and ever be supported by moral authority, built upon a positive, cooperative, and constructive attitude towards students and other instructors.
  7. Inspiration: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall understand the importance they have on students’ lives as role models, as well as their responsibility in bringing out the best of each student, in order to reach their potential.
  8. Enjoyment: Gracie Barra Rohnert Park instructors shall teach a class as a privilege and never take it as a burden. Each class is a realization of a dream and of the instructor’s life’s work. They should enjoy every minute and teach like it is going to be their last opportunity to change students’ lives for better.

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