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Pro Jiu Jitsu Code of Conduct

1. Application: This code of conduct applies to all members and instructors of Pro Jiu Jitsu and sets out the principles that we would like to embed within the organisation. 

2. Enjoyment: Above all we want all members to enjoy their time at Pro Jiu Jitsu. Classes can be challenging and difficult but every instructor and member has a duty of care to ensure that everyone is enjoying the class.

3. Inclusion & Co-operation: Pro Jiu Jitsu Instructors and members shall reinforce the friendly and welcoming atmosphere among students, parents, and other instructors. Attitudes should be positive and co-operative so that all members of the team can grow and learn. Pro Jiu Jitsu teaches a sport that is inherently competitive. It is important that all members understand that there is a time and place for them to use their competitive aptitudes however in order for all members to grow and learn a co-operative environment is required inside the gym. Members must understand that progress is not reflected on their ability to overcome a training partner or a competitive opponent, but rather reflected on their capacity to engage in a co-operative training experience were the winner is whoever learns more.

4. Respect: Instructors and members shall act with warmth and equality toward one another, regardless of their differences in race, creed, gender, nationality, etc.  The belt rank hierarchy must be respected and the authority of the Black Belt sincerely recognized.

5. Continuous Improvement and Growth: All members shall be mindful that Jiu-Jitsu is a life long journey with no end. Students must perceive the Black Belt as their minimum goal and that their progress represents an increasing commitment to their growth as Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and human beings.

6. Leadership: Pro Jiu Jitsu Instructors shall lead by example and shall understand their potential impact upon their students, as well as their responsibility in bringing out the best in each person. They shall act professional at all times and not abuse this position of trust. Instructors shall understand the importance of their actions and be mindful of their impact upon the gym both during and outside of classes.

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