Safety - Our primary concern is student safety. While we understand that real growth comes when one is outside the comfort zone, it's more important to be consistent in training and to do that one must be healthy and injury free. Belts and Grading - we follow IBJJF rules for belt awards and competition. Legal Realities and Real World Application - we emphasize an educated awareness of the legalities of self defense and recognize that someone who has training in martial arts will be held to a higher standard in a court of law. Simultaneously, we take as our sincere responsibility, constitutional right and duty to protect oneself, those in our charge and to assert ourselves as is prudent, reasonable and necessary. Teamwork and Respect - an atmosphere of teamwork and mutual respect among students is expected. Higher ranked students are expected to facilitate lower ranked students. It is expected that the student will also take the attitude of teamwork and respect out into the world as well. The teacher is the facilitator and guide for students and recognizes that each student must be his own teacher in the end.
The overarching SOLFLO ideal is to facilitate the personal development of individual who can go into the world and create a positive impact. The aim is to provide a blueprint of a healthy, sustainable way of living for our students so they can, in turn, create success and prosperity for themselves, their families and the world at large.