• Arrive to class early or on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late to class you will not be permitted to attend. If there is another class in session, you may stretch in the back of the mat, but please be respectful and quiet.
  • Bow when you enter and leave the mats.
  • Support your academy by wearing Tokyo Joe’s/ Team Link Gi’s and patches.
  • Do not leave the mats without excusing yourself to your instructor.
  • Come to class wearing a clean and hygienic Gi, showered, and wearing deodorant.
  • Keep fingernails and toenails short and clean to prevent injury.
  • Do not come to class if you are sick or have a skin disease.
  • Do not walk on the mats with shoes and do not walk outside or in the bathroom barefoot and return to the mats.
  • No gum, candy, or drinks on the mats.
  • Always shake your opponent’s hand before and after sparring/rolling.
  • Always ask questions, this is how we learn!
  • No jewelry is to be worn while exercising.

  • When training with a lower ranked partner, train to their ability.

  • Always put away borrowed gear and help maintain a clean school.

  • Students are not to misuse the knowledge they have learned.

Yes, we offer all new students a 2-week trial period in which you are welcome to try any of our programs and classes! All you need to do is fill out our general waiver form at the front desk. Let us know when you are planning on coming in by requesting a trial class through our online scheduler!

 No, we do not require a contract for memberships. You may cancel your membership at any time with a 30 day notice.

No, we do not require automatic payments for memberships, although they are highly encouraged as it saves both you and us time! Auto-payments can be turned on and off at will, so you are encouraged to give it a try. Non- auto-payment memberships will be subject to a 5% monthly processing fee.

No, all membership purchases are handled in-house; however, payments towards existing memberships may now be made online through our Zen Planner member app, and our tablet at the front desk. If you have not received your login information, please contact the front desk.

Comfortable gym clothes are good for all of the classes to start with. If you or your child are doing a class that requires a GI (BJJ or Karate) there are loaner Gi’s available during your trial period, until you get your own. If you are wearing loose fitting shorts to BJJ, we recommend wearing compression shorts or pants underneath.
Yes, we do have some loaner equipment available to new students including gloves, shin guards, and headgear. For contact classes such as MMA or BJJ, a mouthguard and cup are always recommended. In MMA, you may not spar without a mouthguard.

We understand many kids do not like wearing a full karate Gi during class. However, it is a requirement to wear Tokyo Joe’s or Team Link clothing, including a GI or a Karate t-shirt with Karate shorts or Gi bottoms. These are available for purchase in our pro-shop. Your rank belt is always required. Please note, on Graduation day all students must be in their full Gi in order to be promoted.

For Karate memberships, a Gi is included upon enrollment, which includes your white belt. For BJJ, your Gi is not included in your membership. Loaner Gi’s are available during your trial period. Gi’s are available for purchase through our pro-shop. If you purchase a Gi on your own, Tokyo Joe’s and Team Link patches are required and also available at the front desk. For BJJ, blue and white Gi’s are acceptable, and black Gi’s are acceptable from purple belt and above.

Typically, you are able to keep your rank depending on the style and amount of time off. We assess this on a case-by-case basis.

Most of our classes are open classes, which new students are welcome to attend. However, for Adult BJJ we require students to attend (30) BJJ Fundamentals classes before attending regular classes to ensure you are learning the fundamental principles of BJJ. If scheduling is an issue, please let us know and we can work to accommodate your needs in classes by working with high ranked instructors. Kids karate classes will vary in difficulty of workouts, although material covered will be adjusted to students in class. Tokyo Joe’s and Team Link always accommodate new students and make them feel welcome. If necessary, instructors or more experienced students will work with new students on an individual basis to cover basic material. Private lessons are available.

Yes, this is $10 per day. This fee may be paid through our website or at the front desk.

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