• Please pay your membership on time! If you cannot for some reason, please let us know as soon as possible. Auto pay is always an option to make everything easier. 
  • The day you start payment is the day your membership rolls over each month. You are expected to pre-pay for each month of training. If you want to have your payment go through at a different time each month, just let us know.
  • Want to save the credit card fees? If you pay with a credit card you will also have the credit card fees tacked on. Alternatively, if you want to skip the credit card fees, you can pay directly from your bank account, pay via venmo (@coachjustinz), or bring in cash and drop it in the cash box. 
  • December and summer break usually result in members stopping their payment. Having people skip their membership payment puts us in a tight spot as a business. If you can, please continue to pay through December and through the summer. 
  • If you really want to keep training but have hit a tight spot financially, please talk to us before dropping out of training. We want to make things work for you!


  • Don’t forget to take your sweatshirts, socks, etc home with you, and check the lost & found periodically for your stuff.
  • You can store your gloves and shin guards in the changing room, please try to keep it tidy.
  • Make sure to dry your gloves/shin guards thoroughly after each training session. It is a good idea to spray the insides down with stay-fresh spray or disinfectant right after heavy use. 
  • Get a boot dryer for your home – it is an easy tool to quickly dry your wet gloves and will extend the life of your boxing gloves 3-5x.
  • Keep your rashguards/spats/shorts clean, here is a soap that we recommend that gets rid of the stink well – Atsko Sport-Wash


  • Rashguard or Close-fitting athletic top, with shoulders covered (no tank tops)
  • Shorts with good coverage and no zippers or pockets
  • Spats, optional but good for knee protection
  • Mouthguard (for rolls)
  • Water bottle 
  • Trimmed fingernails and toenails 
  • Long hair tied back
  • Optional Gear – knee pads, wrestling head gear (for ear protection), cup


  • There is a high injury risk for beginners.  It is best to get a minimum of 6 weeks of fundamentals completed before jumping in to rolling. 
  • We do our best to coach people to have safe rolls and training, but it does come down to you. Try to maintain a calm demeanor while rolling. Spazzing or trying to use all your strength is likely to get you or your training partner hurt.
  • In practice, we win by getting practice and learning. Not necessarily by defeating our training partners. In fact, training with people who can defeat you is often a quicker way to get better. 
  • You’re among friends, people care about you and want you to succeed. You have nothing to prove, this isn’t happening with a public audience. All you’re trying to do is give yourself an opportunity to learn and get a crazy-good workout without getting injured or injuring your training partner. If you can do that, you’ve gone from someone without real live roll experience to someone who is actively rolling at training. Therefore you’ve moved up in the grappling world and accomplished something very real. 
  • Find safe ways to push your limits. DO NOT push the limits of safety.



  • Close-fitting Shirt/Rashguard
  • Shorts with good coverage and no zippers or pockets
  • Boxing Gloves (16oz, or the appropriate youth size)
  • Water bottle 
  • Gear bag
  • Trimmed fingernails and toenails 
  • Long hair tied back



  • Hand wraps (quick wraps available at the gym)
  • Shin Guards (for int/adv Muay Thai) 
  • Mouthguard (for sparring) 
  • Padded MMA Practice Gloves, 7oz
  • Optional Gear – head gear, boxing shoes, mma gloves (required for mma sparring)
  • (Ask us about Ringside Wholesale prices if you need new gear!)
  • Use your old gloves as bag gloves. Break in your new gloves with 1-3 bag sessions and reserve them for sparring gloves. Or purchase dedicated bag gloves that you do not use to spar. The padding breaks down over time and increases the injury risk for you and your training partners.