Brazilian jiu JitsuSome people are excited about starting BJJ Training but are not entirely sure what proper etiquette would be for training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. So in order to take some of that stress out of your first introductory lesson, you can read a little bit about proper etiquette while training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


 How to approach your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class

  • BJJ Training is about respect, make sure that you respect everyone in your gym, from the beginner to the instructor. This means being on time for your classes, and making sure that you refrain from using foul language while you are training.
  • Make sure that if you wear a uniform (most often called a Gi) that you keep it clean. No one wants to roll with someone who smells as if they are wearing a Gi that they have worn for a while without washing.
  • Make sure that you use the traditional method of showing respect before you spar, either shake hands or bow before you begin.
  • While it is understandable that you want to try your best during BJJ Training, it is important to remember to never be too aggressive. Always make sure you remember this is sparring and not an actual fight. Do not try too hard to tap someone out at the risk of hurting someone and putting him or her out for a long time.
  • Please refrain from talking, horseplay, or otherwise interrupting the lesson while your teacher is trying to talk or instruct the class.
  • Please keep shoes off the mat, it is important that mats stay clean. Keeping your shoes off the mat is one of the ways to ensure you have a hygienic training environment.

A video on how to tie your belt for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

When it comes to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Portland, you have a few options of where to train. Make sure that you join a gym that takes training seriously and respects where you are at your training level. Ask if you can either have an introductory training session or observe a beginners lesson, then you can decide whether that training facility is the right place for you.