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JKA Karate Campsie Code of Conduct

We are serious about providing you with a safe environment to train in.

A.1    Objectives
JKA Karate Campsie key objective is to provide martial arts and fitness training in a safe family friendly environment.
All persons participating in a class or course conducted by JKA Karate Campsie must agree to be bound by this Code of Conduct. JKA Karate Campsie reserves the right to make amendments or additions to this Code of Conduct at any time.

A.2    Participant Understanding
JKA Karate Campsie provides training in various contact martial arts systems, meaning it involves physical contact with one or more other practitioners in ways designed to simulate as closely as possible the self-defence options available to a practitioner when confronted with physical aggression and/or threatening behaviour. As in any other physically demanding recreational activity, there is always a risk of injury. Any person participating in a class conducted by JKA Karate Campsie does so with the full understanding that whilst it is the policy of JKA Karate Campsie to minimise this risk, the nature of contact physical activity prevents its total elimination.  Persons participating in a class conducted by JKA Karate Campsie do so of their own volition and at their own risk.

A.3    Safety
1.    Instructors will have access at all times to a fully equipped first aid kit. The kit will be of the minimum standard of a St Johns Industrial First Aid Kit or equivalent.
2.    Persons participating in martial arts classes must not wear jewellery or watches during training.
3.    All persons participating in training agree to maintain self-control at all times and maintain all care in the application of any technique.
4.    Any person who, in training, exhibits behaviour that, in the judgement of the Instructor, is a danger to other participants, shall not be allowed to continue training until the Instructor determines the danger is no longer present.

A.4    Training Area Etiquette
1.    Martial Arts Students will bow in the appropriate manner upon entering the Training Area.
2.    Shoes must be taken off before entering the training area unless the shoes are special martial arts footwear approved by the Instructor.
3.    Persons must not chew gum whilst training.
4.    Food and/or drink (including water) must not be consumed whilst on the training area.
5.    Any person who is disruptive or disrespectful to an Instructor or another student, will not be permitted to continue training.

A.5    Uniforms & Training Gear
1.    All Martial Arts students must wear approved JKA Karate Campsie uniforms. Fitness class members can wear whatever clothing they are comfortable in.
2.    Rank belts, patches etc, must be worn.
3.    Persons inappropriately attired will not be allowed to train.

A.6    Sparring requirements
1.    Persons participating in sparring activity must purchase and wear approved safety gear. E.g. head guard, mouth guard, gloves, groin guard (males) and leg guards. 

A.7    Sickness or Injury
1.    Persons must not train if they are suffering from the flu or other viral infection that may be passed on to other persons.
2.    Persons must advise the Instructor if suffering from any injury or medical condition, either permanent or temporary, which may be adversely affected by certain types of training.  Some examples of this may include blood pressure problems and cardiac disorders, neck and back injuries, diabetes and asthma.
3.    If requested by the Instructor, persons with the above or like conditions must show this Code of Conduct to their physician and secure a medical certificate clearly stating that the person is able to participate in martial arts and or fitness classes, whether there are any restrictions or conditions applicable.

A.8    Other Health Issues
1.    Persons must not attend training under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
2.    Smoking is not allowed in the JKA Karate Campsie.
3.    Persons training must give proper attention to personal hygiene and exhibit clean grooming; and ensure that fingernails and toenails are trimmed and clean.
4.    Persons with a cut or bleeding injury must cease training immediately and receive appropriate first aid.  Re-joining the training session will not be allowed until the instructor has deemed that is safe to do so.
5.    Persons administering first aid to a person suffering a cut or bleeding injury must wear protective gloves.

A.9    Training Area Ethics
1.    Persons must always be courteous and helpful to each other.
2.    Physical contact between persons who are training must be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the skill development of those persons.
3.    Sexual harassment, defined as being where a person is subjected to unwanted or uninvited sexual behaviour, will not be tolerated.
4.    Any form of discrimination based on sex, ethnic origin, language, colour, or other form of differentiation will not be tolerated.

A.10    Grading Conditions
1.    Opportunity to grade under the JKA/WF AUSTRALIA syllabus occurs every three months. A person may only grade at these times subject to the final determination of the instructor.
2.    In assessing a person’s readiness to grade, the Instructor takes into consideration such factors as consistency of attendance, attitude, focus and attention during training sessions, as much as a person’s knowledge and skills of JKA/WF AUSTRALIA Syllabus to the point he or she wishes to grade.
3.    JKA Karate Campsie reserves the right to revoke the grading of any person who breaches this Code of Conduct.

We are serious about providing you with a safe environment to train in.

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