Are you starting your Jiu-Jitsu journey? Your instructor will brief you on all the rules and regulations in the first class. From no shoes on the mat to being respectful, you’ll learn about all the basic rules. But not everything is stated, and we call them the Unspoken Rules.
Don’t freak out just yet as your Jiu-Jitsu academy or instructor will not let you loose. You’ll be informed about the basic set of rules. Aside from that, you can rely on us to learn about some of the best unspoken “rules” of Jiu-Jitsu. And here we go.
Don’t Ask For Promotions, Period.
Your instructor or coach is there for a reason. He knows every single person who’s training with him. Don’t ever ask for a promotion as your instructor knows when to promote you.
Asking for a promotion puts your character into question. It communicates that you don’t trust your instructor. Instead, ask how you can improve or what areas you lack in but never ever ask for a promotion.
Avoid Coming Late and Leaving Early
It’s okay to come late if you have something important going on, but doing it on purpose will only affect your progress. Furthermore, respect the culture and help others when the class is over to clean and arrange things. Don’t just run after the session is over.
Don’t Stare In The Eyes
No one will ever bring it up to you, but don’t stare in your partner or instructor’s eyes. Sure, you can judge their next action by looking them straight in the eyes, but don’t keep staring.
You can stare at their hands, legs, or the centre of the body. But it’s just not suitable to stare them right through their soul.
So here are a couple of unspoken rules of Jiu-Jitsu. Do you have got any? Feel free to tell us.