Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do you allow visitors?
A: Yes, visitors are more than welcome to come and train with us at any time.


Q: Do I need to make reservations to attend classes?
A: No, you do not need to make reservations, however we ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes early so that you can fill out a waiver, purchase your visitors pass and get familiar with the Academy. Waiver


Q: Does Marcelo teach classes?
A: Yes, Marcelo teaches classes during the week.


Q: What classes can I attend?
A: Class requirements depend on your current belt rank or years/months of training. To see the requirements for each class, please view our Training Programs.


Q: What is the cost for visitors to train?
A: We have Day Passes, 2 Week Passes, and Monthly Passes available for visiting students. View our Visitor Passes.


Q: Do you have any GI or NOGI restrictions?
A: No, we do not have any GI or NOGI restrictions and you may wear patches from any academy affiliation. We do ask that you wear clean attire for each class you attend. In addition, your NOGI attire should be free of pockets, zippers, and buttons.


Q: If I attend a GI class, do I need to wear a GI?
A: Yes


Q: Do you rent Gi’s?
A: No, but we do have GI’s for sale at the academy and our online store.


Q: Do you sell merchandise at the Academy?
A: Yes, we sell merchandise at the academy and the same products are also available at


Q: Do you have showers and a locker rooms?
A: Yes, you will need to bring your own towel and lock.


Q: Do you have any gym rules or etiquettes that I should be aware of?
A: Yes, we have gym etiquette signs up in the Academy that we recommend you read through while you are visiting us.


Q: Do you offer private lessons?
A: Yes, please contact us at for more information.