Gym Etiquette

Adult/Parent Gym Etiquette And Rules

  • All parents, members, and non-members must abide by Invictus’ Gym Etiquette.
  • Membership must be current before you or your member can train.
  • Membership tuition is based on 48 weeks per year and 12 equal monthly payments. Membership tuition remains the same year-round keeping the accounting simple for everyone. The four weeks include but are not limited to the following:
    • Christmas Week
    • Thanksgiving/New Years’ Day/Fourth of July
    • Time allotted for personal time off/vacation
  • Our doors open 15 minutes prior to our first scheduled class each day of operation.
  • Please make sure you / your child are on time for class. Members are invited to arrive up to 15 minutes early for their scheduled class.
  • Parents must supervise their children at all times – before and after class.
  • If you drop your child off, please pick them up ON-TIME.
  • Please understand we are not a daycare. Invictus Staff is not responsible for supervising any siblings or unattended kids.
  • Children must be supervised at all times. Running around, yelling, or being disruptive is not permitted.
  • Children are NOT allowed in the training area, unless in class with an instructor.
  • Make sure your member’s gi/uniform/gear is clean and ready for class. Only Invictus t-shirts and gi’s may be worn for class.
  • Please keep your member home if they are sick; a member will be asked to leave by an instructor if displaying sickness-like symptoms.
  • Please do not teach others any moves you might know or have seen. This could be dangerous.
  • Parents, members, and non-members are not allowed on the mats before, during, or after classes to teach.
  • Don’t yell instructions to your member/child during class. This is a distraction to all students.
  • If you’d like to speak with your member/child, please do so during the water breaks.
  • Please pick up and properly dispose of any water bottles or snacks, in the trash cans provided.
  • Keep cell phones off or on vibrate while class is in session.
  • This is a drug/alcohol/smoke-free environment. Anyone under the influence will be asked to leave.
  • No weapons of any kind, are permitted in the academy.
  • Promotions are based on: Attendance, Knowledge, Application of Techniques, Knowledge of Class Rules, Overall Attitude, etc.
  • The day of belt promotions is NOT the day to discuss your member/child’s rank with the instructors or staff.
  • Rank Assessment fee must be paid PRIOR to belt promotion to receive a belt.
  • All mandatory gear must be purchased through Invictus and are required for classes.
  • If you have questions, please make an appointment to discuss them at an appropriate time. Not the day of belt rank promotion.
  • Everyone progresses at their own rate. Keep a positive attitude!

Member Gym Etiquette And Rules

  • Show respect by bowing when entering and exiting the academy.
  • Show respect by bowing before entering and leaving the mat.
  • Show respect by bowing before and after class.
  • Shoes are NEVER permitted on the mats.
  • If late, wait for the instructor’s permission before entering class.
  • Always be respectful to your instructors and training partners.
  • Always follow the instructors’ guidance and instructions at all times.
  • Address instructors by Master, Coach, Sir / Ma’am.
  • Come to class with clean Invictus gi/uniform/gear and ready to train.
  • All mandatory gear must be purchased through Invictus and are required during classes.
  • Fingernails/toenails must be clipped and long hair tied back. No Jewelry.
  • This is a Bully-Free Zone! Bullying will not be tolerated!
  • Speak with your instructor if there’s a problem in class.
  • Do not distract other students during class.
  • No gum, food, or drinks are allowed on the mat.
  • No playing on mats.
  • When a class has ended, wait for your parents in the hospitality suite.
  • Training is a privilege – Come to class and try YOUR best!
  • NEVER use your techniques on others, unless it’s a self-defense situation.

Remember belts are earned not given!

General Gym Etiquette And Rules

  • No sparring or rolling without an instructor present.
  • Invictus Martial Arts is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please leave your valuables at home or in designated gear areas.
  • No filming of any classes (pro, adult, or kid) without prior and proper consent.
  • No pets of any kind are allowed in the facility
  • Only certified Invictus instructors from this facility are allowed to instruct/teach.
  • Do not leave your vehicle overnight in our parking lot. It will be towed.
  • Please use the front doors when entering and exiting the facility. Do not use back door unless an emergency.
  • Be respectful to all staff, instructors, and other members; avoid profanity.
  • We strive to keep our facility as clean as possible – please help us keep it that way.

It’s our goal to provide a safe, clean, and fun training environment for all our members.
Please respect the rules. If you have any questions – please speak to our staff.

Thank you!


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