Welcome to Studio 360 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! We are excited to have you and/or your child as part of our team! We look forward to watching you progress through the ranks. Here are a few things that will help you get acclimated to our gym and our programs.

Step 1: Billing

You are now a member, the first step is getting set up for billing! Please make sure we have an accurate email on file for your billing to be sent. *Note we do NOT have contracts, but if you wish to cancel or put your account on hold we do request a 30 day notice.. To all of our military friends, if you are going TDY for an extended period of time please let us know and we will work out the payments. 

Pricing: 

Youth: 115 per month/100 military/public service discount

Adults: 130 per month/115 military/public service discount

Discounts for multiple family members:

2nd member- $25 off the 1st price

3rd member- $15 off 2nd price

4th member and up- $10 off 3rd price

**10% late fee charge once bill is overdue 5 days. We do not currently require members to sign up for automatic withdrawal but once the first late fee is charged we will require those members to enroll in automatic withdrawal

Step 2: Uniform

You will need to purchase a gi and a white belt if you do not already have one. You can purchase from any place of your choice, or through us. We order gi’s from from Wartribe, Vulkan and Fuji. Be sure you get the appropriate style gi for your sport, BJJ and Judo Gi’s are different. 

-BJJ gi’s can be the color of your choice, if doing Judo competitions, you will need a blue or white gi

-Gi’s do shrink! Wash and hang dry unless you are looking to shrink it a few inches. 

-Yes, wash your belt too. 

-You will only need to purchase your white belt, you earn the rest ;-) 

Step 3: Training and Gym Etiquette 

RESPECT:  Respect is the key to keeping everything running smoothly.  Always be respectful of the facility, instructors, teammates, and the sport.

  • Be on time and prepared for class.

  • If you’re late, it happens, just join in class.

  • Please keep your cell phone on vibrate or silent while you’re in the gym. (we understand we have members that are on-call)

  • It’s tradition to face the center of the mat and bow when stepping on and off each time. We do not strictly enforced here, but noted to prepare you if visiting other gyms. 

 

EQUIPMENT & HYGIENE:  Good hygiene practices are crucial in a combat sports gym to minimize the risk of infections, viruses and illness.

  • Students are not to come or participate in class while actively infected with or in the contagion period of any illness to include but not limited to, bacteria's, viruses, skin fungus. 

  • Students must wear a clean, dry uniform, free of rips and tears.

  • Students must wash their uniform after every class.

  • No-Gi students must wear a top, no bare chests in no-gi please (no zippers, buttons, or pockets permitted on clothing articles)

  • Please remove heavy makeup and jewelry (rings and piercings included).  Makeup stains your teammates gear, and the jewelry can become a serious safety hazard.

  • Hair should be pulled back and out of face at all times. It is not your partners responsibility to accommodate your hair if not properly tied up.  

  • Come to the gym clean and free of body odor or excessive cologne/perfume/body spray.

  • Please keep fingernails and toenails cut.

  • Students should not be barefoot when outside of the training area, please bring appropriate footwear.

  • No street shoes, food, or drinks on the training mat

 

BE A GOOD TEAMMATE:

  • Refrain from speaking while Instructors are speaking, it is disrespectful and distracts your classmates.

  • Refrain from coaching and correcting your children on the sideline. We understand your excitement as a parent watching your child learn and apply techniques, but in order to keep class structure it is important. 

  • Only drill the techniques currently authorized by the instructor, and use the amount of resistance prescribed for each drill.

  • Sit up and be attentive during instruction, it's a sign of respect for your instructor and the sport.

  • Keep your training playful, yet serious. Your intent should never be to injure a teammate

  • Injuries happen, that is the nature of a contact sport but we do our best to have everyone execute technique with control

  • Always respect your training partners, we need each other in order to grow

 

Step 4: Moving up in the ranks

  • We follow the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and International Judo Association Belt structure and you are typically looking at 4 months for youth and 6 months for adults between promotions bearing all the other factors.

  • We do not host belt promotions currently on any time schedule

  • Belt promotions are based on more than just showing up for class, or being able to “submit everyone”. We look at the full picture; class attendance, technique, sportsmanship, and willingness to learn and help others.

  • Everyone gets promoted at their own pace to their abilities. Do not judge your belt ranking against other individuals. Jiu-Jitsu is your path, your journey, only you can figure out where you go with it.

  • Asking for a new belt does not make your belt come any faster.

  • Belt rankings do not come quickly as they do in other arts. BJJ and Judo take time, perseverance and patience. 

 

 

Step 5: Competition 

  • We do not require students to compete but we will support you competing 

  • We have a list of tournaments that coaches will be attending for the year and will have occasional practices specific for tournaments. If you compete outside of that group there is no guarantee a coach will be with you. 

  • There are multiple local tournament circuits and competitions locally you can participate in if desired. As you advance there are larger tournaments in bigger cities available for competing in as well. 

  • If you wish you compete you MUST give your coach notice and you MUST train consistently. Remember, you are representing yourself, your team and your coaches

  • You must always be respectful and show good sportsmanship while competing or you will no longer compete under our team. 

  • If there is a disagreement on points/submission your coach will handle the talking, there will not be any arguing with the referees. The best way to know you won a match is to submit your opponent.

 

 

Step 6: Assistant Instructing

  • Moving up in rank and skill allows you time to hone in on your skills, one of the best ways to do this is to teach others. BJJ and Judo can not continue to grow without new people wanting to share it. If you are interested in helping out with the youth or fundamentals classes please let us know and we can put you on that path. 

 

 

Step 7: Others

  • The schedule on the website is kept up to date at all times

  • In the event of bad weather, closings, delays, we will send out an email, post on our website, facebook and instagram pages. Please monitor for those. 

  • We have a group page for members only on facebook- feel free to join and keep up to date

  • We always love pictures, shares and tags online

Now that we’ve covered all the bases, let's train!