Maintaining personal hygiene is a big deal in a sport where people get in extremely close contact with each other, in fact, serves an important role in keeping everyone in the gym healthy.
NOTE: Your belt does not have magical anti-bacterial properties and must be washed after every class just like the rest of your Gi.
The way you act in class will directly impact how much you and fellow students are able to get out of the experience. It only takes one person to disrupt the flow of class and ruin it for everyone. BJJ Etiquette during class is specific and there are certain ground rules that shouldn’t be broken.
BJJ etiquette doesn’t end when the technical part of the class is over. In fact, there are things that you should keep in mind when rolling that really influence how positive of an experience it is for not just you and your training partner, but people around you as well.
How you should be conducting yourself when visiting a BJJ academy? Of course, all the BJJ etiquette points we covered about behavior during class and rolling still apply, but there are a few more things to consider when you’re a guest.
FREEZING A MEMBERSHIP:
We understand accidents and health issues can happen, preventing partially or completely your participation in the trainings. That's why we aloud ONE TIME a year our members to FREEZE their active membership under request.
In HOGA we promote DISCIPLINE and RESPECT, we protect and take care of our team members and treat them equally no matter what their race, sexual orientation or background is.
We also apply a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for all discriminatory, sexual abuse or sexual misconduct related incidents in or outside the gym.
What does this mean?
If you are presented with an accusation of having committed any discriminatory or sexual misconduct in the gym, outside the gym, to another student or to anyone else, you will be temporarily suspended while an internal investigation is conducted to determine the facts.
Anyone accused will be temporarily removed until an investigation determines the facts and if found guilty by our investigation or by authorities, this person shall lose their affiliation to our team immediately without any refund and their belts and ranks will be automatically taken away.