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First Timers

Welcome! We are so happy that you’ve decided to join us. We guarantee that a regular practice will change your life in the most positive way.

If you feel nervous, scared or a little intimidated, it’s OK many people feel that way initially. As long as you try the right way, you will receive 100% benefit. All of our class is specifically designed for beginners, so know that with a little practice and experience, you’ll quickly feel right at home.

We train hard, we work out hard, but we have a very positive, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our Instructors and students are more than happy to assist you on your first steps in our gentle art.

Please read our “Dojo Etiquette” and be considerate of your fellow students. We have them to maintain a safe, instructional and healthy environment.

Try to not eat heavy food and drink plenty of water throughout the day so that you’re well hydrated before coming to class. Healthy food and good hydration supports the health function of all of your body’s systems, and it makes the heat feel comfortable rather than overwhelming.

Arrive 15 – 20 minutes early for your first class. This gives us time for registration and orientation. Arriving early ensures a stress free and relaxed beginning to your practice. Please note: students will not be permitted into class once it begins.

For our first times, we offer the BJJ uniform. We have a plenty of clean uniforms specifically for your first class. If you decide to continue training with us, you can get one for us or buy wherever you prefer – no obligations. Underwear is mandatory.

For men, please bring a t-shirt to use under the uniform. For women, please make sure you use sport bras. Practice is done barefoot, so please make sure your feet are clean.

You will feel challenged to do your best during class, everyone does. As a first timer, you don’t have to work to your edge. Listen to your body and your inner wisdom. Never be afraid to miss one exercise, if you need to. It’s normal and temporary. These sensations will disappear.

During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect.

Remember, everyone had his or her very first class, even the people who have been practicing for years. If they make it look easy it is because they persevered, and you can too.

HAVE FUN!

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