Academy And Student Creed
1. BROTHERHOOD: CGJJA Instructors shall reinforce the family spirit among students, parents and other Instructors. Their attitude must be always positive and cooperative in order to channel their creative energy towards the strengthening and the growth of our family, always putting the team in front of individual selfish needs.
2. COOPERATION: CGJJA Instructors shall nurture and reinforce a cooperative environment inside and outside the dojo. They must ensure the competitive realm is restricted to tournaments as well as the competitor attitude. They must make the students 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 on a competitive training experience where the winner is whoever learns more.
3. DISCIPLINE: CGJJA Instructors shall always discipline the students and make them understand that without discipline there is no mastery, neither in Jiu-Jitsu nor in life. And without a willingness to sacrifice, excellence is just not possible.
4. RESPECT: CGJJA Instructors shall reinforce that students must act with warmth and equally toward one another, regardless of their difference in race, creed, gender, nationality or religious views. The belt ranks hierarchy must be respected and the authority of the Black Belt sincerely recognized.
5. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND GROWTH: CGJJA shall reinforce that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a life long journey with no ending point. 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: CGJJA Instructors shall lead by example, kindness and care. The formal authority shall always and ever be supported by their moral authority, built upon a positive, cooperative and constructive attitude towards the students and other Instructors.
7. INSPIRATION: CGJJA Instructors shall understand their importance on student’s lives as role models, as well as their responsibility in bringing out the best each person has within.
8. ENJOYMENT: CGJJA Instructors shall teach a class as a privilege and never take it as a burden. Each class is a realization of a dream, the instructor’s life work. They must enjoy every minute of it and teach like it was going to be their last opportunity to change student’s lives for better.