Code of conduct


  • Bow as you enter the dojo
  • Bow before you step on the mat (demonstrates intent to train without distraction)
  • Bow before your coach at the start and end of class (demonstrates willingness to abide by the coach’s instruction)
  • Bow before co-founders of BJJ (shows respect for origins)
  • Shake hands with all fellow students before training (shows respect for partner and to wish no harm)
  • Attend class on time and for the whole lesson unless excused by the coach
  • If late for class, wait for coach’s invitation to join
  • Attend in a clean gi with the correctly graded belt
  • Attend in good hygiene, including trimmed and cleaned nails
  • Ensure long hair is tied and with no metal fasteners
  • Wear no piercings or jewellery to avoid injury to self and others
  • Inform the coach before class of any injuries/ailments
  • Members of Hillingdon BJJ wear the club badge on their Gi sleeve. In addition, members may also wear club emblem on their back, however, this must be either in white or navy blue.


When training at other academies, the above is the minimum expectation for Hillingdon BJJ students.