Academy Etiquette


  1. Please come to class with a positive attitude and show respect to your instructors, teammates and staff. Agressive behaviour will not be tolerated at any time. Be respectful towards your training partners and always make new students feel welcome. Be patient.

  2. Arrive on time for your class. If you need to leave before the end of the class, please advise the instructor at the beginning of the class. If you arrive late, please wait outside the mat area until the instructor gives you permission to join.

  3. All students must wear the required uniform to classes. IE: Ranked Muay Thai shorts for Muay Thai, Experience Gi for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, NoGi Uniform for NoGi classes etc. Shorts or pants with buttons, pockets or zippers are prohibited on the mats for Muay Thai or No-Gi. Yoga or compression pants are permitted as long as they do not have zippers on them. No other local school/affiliation logos or patches may be worn on apparel or equipment.

  4. Please refrain from using hair pins and remove all jewelry and piercings before class.

  5. Please remove outdoor shoes at the entrance, upon arrival. No shoes, food or drinks allowed on the mats. Indoor running shoes must be worn in both the weights and cardio section, as well as the fitness (Astro Turf) section. If you're attending a Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA or NoGi class, bring sandals to wear outside of the mat area and around the facility. Leave your sandals on the designated carpets alongside the mat.

  6. Wash your training gear after every class. Your jiu-jitsu Gi must be clean in order to participate to class. If you have any type of skin infection or are ill with the flu/cold, please be considerate of your peers and refrain from coming to the gym. Students not adhering to this guideline, will be informed by the instructor that they cannot participate to the class.

  7. Keep your toenails and fingernails clean and neatly trimmed. If you're scratched during training, please clean your wound and tape it, and ask a staff member for some cleaning solution and ensure your immediately clean and thoroughly disinfect the area(s) on the mat and/or equipment before resuming training. Additionally, please be respectful and ensure any stains from cuts or nosebleeds that might have been left afterwards, including in the bathroom sinks and locker room areas.

  8. Please put your weights back. Bumper plates and bars should be placed back after use. Do not leave your loaded bar on the bench or squat rack. Please use the sanitary disinfectant spray bottles and towels that are at your disposal within the facility to wipe your benches, medicine balls, and olympic lifting bars, after each use. 

  9. It's strictly prohibited to drop your weights (dumbbells and barbells). We aren't a CrossFit Box and we don't have weight lifting platforms for heavy-loaded bars to be dropped. Movements such as olympic-style lifting as well as cleans, jerks, and deadlifts aren't forbidden, but we ask that you use these with caution and without dropping them to the floor. No screaming or grunting during sets. We ask that you respect fellow members when working out.

  10. Valuables such as wallets, jewelry, and training gear will be kept in the lost and found. Please note that, for hygiene reasons, we do not keep any clothing, towels, mouthguards, wet handwraps, etc. and that these items will be discarded if left behind.

  11. Due to Covid restrictions, spectators are not permitted at this time.

  12. No members shall solicit or perform personal training services on the premises. This includes outside trainers or existing members training others for monetary compensation. Only the administrators of Experience can do private training.

  13. We reserve the right to photograph and film classes for promotional purposes, including social media. To respect member privacy, filming and photographing is prohibited inside the facility.

  14. Last but not least, always come to class with a smile! :) 


  1. When the kids arrive early to their Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai class, they must either practice their techniques or sit on the side of the mat and observe quietly. This creates an atmosphere worthy of martial arts, with discipline and respect, and conducive to learning.

  2. Arrive on time for classes. If your child is late, he/she must wait on the side of the mat until the instructor gives them permission to join the class. They will be asked to do 10 pushups.

  3. Please remove your shoes/boots at the entrance upon arrival (parents and kids). Kids must wear sandals when walking outside of the mats, more specifically when walking to the reception and in the locker rooms. An easy way not to forget yours sandals is to put them in your Muay Thai/Jiu-Jitsu bag.

  4. Children should attend class with a positive attitude and show respect to instructors and other children. No aggressive behaviour will be tolerated under any circumstances. They must be respectful of their training partners and always welcome new students with kindness and patience.

  5. For hygienic reasons and to avoid scratches, please ensure their toenails and fingernails are clean and neatly trimmed. If we notice that this isn't the case, they will be prohibited from participating to the class. The Gi must be clean at all times. The Gi (Kimono) must be kept clean at all times. In martial arts, the kimono is not only the uniform but an aspect of ethics and honor and we must take care of it. For hygienic reasons, we recommend washing it after each class. If your child is wearing a sweater under the kimono, it must be a compression rashguard. Little boys can choose not to wear a sweater under the kimomo and little girls must wear a compression shirt/camisole under the kimono. For the Muay Thai class on Saturday morning, it's important that your child arrives wearing his/her Experience t-shirt and Muay Thai shorts.

  6. Children with longer hair must tie their hair with an elastic band.

  7. Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai are close-proximity sports, therefore, if f your child is sick, please do not come to the gym to spread the germs. He/she will be prohibited from participating in the class if showing signs of illness.

  8. Due to Covid restrictions, spectators are not allowed at this time.

  9. You are asked not to "coach" your children or other students during classes (ie: parents). We have qualified instructors for this reason.

  10. Following the jiu-jitsu classes, children must leave the gym, dressed in their kimono, in order to avoid overcrowding in the locker room, since there is an adult lesson at 6 p.m.

  11. No form of bullying will be tolerated at Experience and if you learn that your child is bullying at school, please let us know. Your child will have a very important discussion with Coach Danny and if the bullying continues, we will have the obligation to expel your child from the Program. We consider the children of Experience, little ambassadors. They therefore represent Experience, even outside the gym, so their actions are important and must be worthy of respect.​

  12. We reserve the right to photograph and film during classes for promotional purposes, including social media. Out of respect for the privacy of other members, no filming or photographing is permitted inside the facility. If you would like a special photo of your child in Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai, do not hesitate to let us know, and we will be happy to do so.

  13. Last but not least, your child should always come to class with a smile! :) 


Specific to kids classes