Hi, In today’s post we’re going to run through the code of conduct at the gym. These rules are designed to keep you safe, protect our equipment and allow everyone to have a great experience at Dorchester Martial Arts
Turn up on time for your sessions
If you turn up late then our coaches either have to explain the session again which wastes their time or you miss part of the warm up which could lead to injury. Obviously this is unacceptable, we understand things happen occasionally but repeat offenders will not be allowed to take part in that session if they’re late.
Never wear outdoor shoes on the mats
Our mats are religiously disinfected and steam cleaned to avoid any chance of Staph infections or similar infections. By bringing outdoor shoes on the mats you transfer all the germs on the bottom of your shoe to the mats which people then roll upon.
Don’t wear any form of jewellery
Earrings get ripped out, rings in glove fingers, no jewellery or bands are to be worn at any time. If you have rings etc that can’t be removed then tape them up so they don’t snag on anything
Wear the correct clean uniform and equipment.
Don’t try to get away with wearing a Gi or club t shirt two nights in a row, you’ll smell and no one will want to train with you. If you can’t get your kit clean in time them buy extra sets.
Have excellent personal Hygiene
Keep nails shorts so they don’t cut other members and wash. The nature of our sport leads to close physical contact, don’t be the smelly kid who no one wants to train with.
Support club events and gradings
We bring in the best instructors in the uk to regularly coach at our gym, always support these events. You’ll be come a far better martial artist and we’ll be able to keep doing it.
Don’t train if you’re ill
No one wants your man flu, Ebola etc. Stay at home, drink lemsip and come back when you’re not contagious.
Respect your training partners and equipment
No body should get injured through training at the gym through stupidity. Accidents happen especially when fatigued but look after your training partner at all costs.
The equipment at the gym costs a lot of money, we’ve heavily invested so you can train with the best kit available. We ask you to respect the equipment and treat it with care.
Dont be a hero
If you have an injury then please let us know and we’ll let you know how you can train around it, otherwise you’ll turn a 2 day injury into a 2 month one.
The equipment at the gym costs a lot of money, we’ve heavily invested so you can train with the best kit available. We ask you to respect the equipment, barbells should not be dropped unless your bailing on a lift for safety reasons.