FAQ and gym information
Maybe you're new to the martial arts, or maybe you just want to know how we run things at our academy. We're glad you asked!
Any rules we have are designed to keep you safe on the mats. Keeping things clean and being respectful is what makes our academy a great place to train.
Hygiene Rules, Common Courtesies and pro tips
No shoes on the mats
This is the number 1 rule and probably the most important one not to break! Anywhere that is cement or tile REQUIRES that you wear shoes (this means the bathroom too). Anywhere that we have mats (puzzle mats included) is strictly NO SHOES. This keeps our space clean and our teammates healthy.
No bare feet in the bathroom
Those with a keen eye will see that this rule was already stated above. Yes, it is that important.
Pick up used tape and debris
If you used it, you throw it away. If you want to be extra nice, you can help pick up after those who haven't picked up after themselves (shame on them!)
Shower as soon as you get home
Between shared equipment and the amount of physical contact you will be making, it is SUPER important to shower as soon as you get home. The longer you do not shower, the more time bacteria, fungus and other nasty things have to multiply. Doctors recommend NOT using antibacterial soap, since it can wash off your good bacteria as well as the bad. Never shave before class, as it opens up your pores and can irritate the skin, increasing chances of infection.
Wash your gi after every class. Air out your boxing/muay thai equipment and disinfect as often as possible.
Your success in training depends on your partners. Nobody wants to train with a stinky partner.
Keep your finger and toe nails short and remove any piercings before class
For your safety and the safety of others, keep all sharp things off of the mats. Scratching a training partner is unpleasant and unkind.
Arrive 15 minutes before class - or earlier if you're so inclined!
Showing up 15 minutes before class gives you time to change and get ready for class, while being respectful to our coaches. Doing a quick warm-up and stretching before class is always a great idea, or you can spend some time drilling with a friend.