Mat Protocol

Hygiene and mat discipline are extremely important in Judo, so please, please, please follow these very important rules:

  • There is no footwear on the mat - EVER
  • You must bring slip-on footwear to training - footwear must be worn off the mat - ALWAYS
  • We have just installed some footwear storage shelving so that all slip-on footwear must now be placed on a shelf before going onto the mat, NOT along the edge of the mat
  • Be punctual - if late for a session, you MUST ask a coach before coming onto the mat
  • Once training has commenced, you MUST ask a coach before stepping off the mat area. If needing to go off the mat during training, you must wear footwear at all times
  • Bring a big enough water bottle to training so that you don't have to refill it during the session. Leave the bottle along the edge of the mat
  • Take the bottle away (home) after training or you may lose it
  • Don't wear any jewellery onto the mat or any hair ties containing metal, plastic or other hard material
  • Don't wear any guards (knee, ankle, etc) which contain metal, plastic or other hard material 
  • Have clean hands and feet and clean cut nails
  • Note that you may be prevented from training if not complying with the above requirements for basic Judo protocol