The school rules at McCall Mixed Martial Arts are designed to ensure that all students can practice discipline, as well as enjoy a positive, welcoming, and clean training environment.
Show respect to your instructors and training partners. Students are asked to call the black belt instructor “Professor” and all other instructors “Coach.” Call other students by their name, or nickname if they prefer. If a higher belt student asks you to roll or train, do not say “no.” It is disrespectful to refuse an upper belt student.
Kids Class – No gum, candy, or drinks on the mats. Children must sit with their legs crossed, raise their hand to be noticed, and do not leave the mat area without the instructor’s permission. Wear shoes into the school and into the restrooms.
Hygiene - Shower regularly and use deodorant. Keep fingers and toe nails short and clean to prevent injury to yourself and others. Bring a clean, dry gi to each class and a towel to wipe your sweat.
Mat Cleanliness – Do not walk on the mat with your shoes, so that we can prevent the spread of germs. Do not walk outside with bare feet. If you have to go outside, wear sandals or shoes. Do not enter restrooms without shoes.
Illnesses – Do not attend class if you are sick, or have a skin disease. You will not be allowed to train.
Sparring/Rolling – Always shake your sparring partner’s hand before and after a sparring/rolling session. Do not seek to harm fellow students physically (ex. cranking a submission harder than necessary to make them tap, using your superior size and weight on a smaller person, or hitting/kicking too hard). You must train seriously and hard enough for you and your partner to improve his or her skills, conditioning, and game. Not giving your best during training does not help either of you to improve. Also, when a higher ranking student (higher belt) ask you to roll, you must not refuse to roll (It’s disrespectful.)
Distractions – Do not talk while the instructor is talking. It distracts those who are trying to learn and it is disrespectful to the teacher, as well as other students. No playing in class.
Coaching – Parents, please do not coach or instruct your child on what to do while training because you may tell them something that is incorrect or not safe to do for themselves or the other students. Coaching is only done by the coaches.
Mat Etiquette – Bow to the flags before stepping on and off the mat. If you are late to class, stand by the mat until the instructor invites you onto the mat. Shake all of the black belt(s) hands when you get onto the mat. Do not take off your gi top until class has ended. Sit or stand on the mat when instruction is taking place or when class is in session, but NEVER lie down on the mat. Do not leave class without consulting with the instructor.
Cell Phones – If your cell phone rings during class, please silence it.
Technique Training – If the instructor has not changed the technique, continue doing the technique (do not practice other techniques.) Also, do not sit around talking because you feel you have done a technique enough times. You can NEVER do a technique too many times.
Language – Do not use any profanity.
Dress Code – Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Class requires that the uniform affixed with our school patch on the chest be worn with the same color top and bottom and a t-shirt/rashguard underneath the top. No-Gi requires a rash-guard/under armor shirt and Board/MMA Shorts. Muay Thai Kickboxing requires Muay Thai Kickboxing Shorts and a T-Shirt. Kids BJJ class requires that the uniform with our patch affixed on the chest be worn with the same color top and bottom and a t-shirt/rash-guard underneath the top. Kids MMA class requires shorts/warm up pants (no pockets) and a t-shirt. If you forget your gi, you can borrow ours for a fee.
Gym – Pick up after yourself and don’t leave your belongings. We are not responsible for them.
Student Drop off/Pickup – Do not drop off your child no earlier than 30 minutes prior to their class and pick up your child no later than 15 minutes after class ends.
By following these rules, we will be professional, and grow in knowledge and physical ability while maintaining a safe and respectful environment. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!