PTT instructors shall reinforce the family spirit among students, parents, and other instructors. Their attitude must always be positive and cooperative in order to channel their creative energy towards the strengthening and the growth our family, always putting the team in front of individual needs.
PTT instructors shall nurture and reinforce a cooperative environment inside and outside the dojo. They must ensure that the competitive realm, as well as competitive attitudes, are restricted to tournaments. They must help students understand that progress is not manifested in their ability to overcome a partner or opponent, but rather in their capacity to engage in a cooperative training experience where the winner is whoever learns more.
PTT instructors shall constantly discipline the students, but never punish them. They must show students that without discipline there is no mastery, both in Jiu-Jitsu and in life, and that excellence is only made possible through willingness to sacrifice.
PTT instructors shall reinforce that students must act with warmth and respect toward one another, regardless of their differences in race, creed, gender, nationality, etc. The belt rank hierarchy must be respected and the authority of the black belt sincerely recognized.
Continuous Improvement and Growth
PTT instructors shall reinforce that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a life-long journey with no end point. Students must perceive the Black Belt as their minimum goal, with progress represented by an growing commitment to their evolution as BJJ practitioners and human beings.
PTT instructors shall lead by example, kindness, and care. Their formal authority shall always be supported by their moral authority, which is built upon a positive, cooperative, and constructive attitude towards the students and other instructors.
PTT instructors shall understand their importance as role models in their students lives, as well as their responsibility in bringing out the best in each person.
PTT instructors shall teach a class as a privilege, never as a burden. Each class is the realization of a dream, the instructors’ life work. They must enjoy every minute of training and teach as if it were their last opportunity to change students’ lives for the better.