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Code of Conduct

Gracie Barra Anaheim Code of Conduct

  1. Brotherhood: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors shall reinforce the family spirit among students, parents, and other Gracie Barra instructors. Instructors’ attitude must always be positive and cooperative, in order to channel their creative energy towards strengthening and growing our family — always putting the team in front of individual, selfish needs.
  2. Cooperation: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors shall nurture and reinforce a cooperative environment, inside and outside the dojo (training environment). They must ensure that the competitive realm is restricted to tournaments, as well as the competitor attitude. They are required to help each student understand that progress is not reflected on their ability to overcome a training partner or competitive opponent, but it is reflected on their capacity to engage in a cooperative training experience, where the winner is whoever learns more.
  3. Discipline: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors shall constantly discipline the students, but never punish them. Instructors must help students understand that, without discipline, there is no mastery — neither in jiu-jitsu nor in life. Also, without the willingness to sacrifice, excellence is not possible.
  4. Respect: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors are required to reinforce to students that they must act with warmth and equality toward one another, regardless of their differences in race, gender, creed, nationality, etc. The belt ranks hierarchy must be respected and the authority of the black belt sincerely recognized.
  5. Continuous Improvement and Growth: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors are required to reinforce that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a lifelong journey without an ending point. Students must perceive the black belt as their minimum goal, and their progress represents an increasing commitment to their growth as Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners and human beings.
  6. Leadership: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors shall lead by example, kindness and care. The formal authority shall always be supported by moral authority, building a positive, cooperative, and constructive environment for the students and other instructors.
  7. Inspiration: Gracie Barra Anaheim instructors must understand their importance on their students’ lives as role models. They are also responsible for bringing out the best that each person has within.
  8. Enjoyment: Gracie Barra Anaheim Instructors shall teach a class as a privilege and never take it as a burden. Each class is the realization of a dream, the instructor life’s work. They must enjoy every minute of it and teach like it was going to be their last opportunity to change students lives for better.


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