CODE OF CONDUCT

1. At all times persons participating in training (‘students’) must conduct themselves in a respectful manner and show respect to the instructor and other students.

2. Language is to be kept civil. No crude or demeaning language will be tolerated.

3. All students agree to maintain self-control at all times and maintain all care in the application of any technique. At no time is a student to engage in unnecessary roughness or behaviour that may deliberately injure another student.

4. Any student 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.

5. Sexual harassment, defined as being where a person is subjected to unwanted or uninvited sexual behaviour, will not be tolerated.

6. Any form of discrimination based on sex, ethnic origin, language, colour, or other form of differentiation will not be tolerated.

7. All students must wear suitable clothing. We do not allow clothing with offensive images or inappropriate advertising.

8. Persons must not wear jewellery or watches during training. InDefence takes no responsibility for damage to personal property worn by students during training.

9. Personal belongings are the responsibility of the student. InDefence takes no responsibility for theft or loss of a students personal belongings.

10. All students must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the activity being undertaken such as groin guard, mouthguard and where appropriate, shin guard, arm guards and headgear.

This includes (but is not limited to) environmental PPE such as sun cream and hat.  If in any doubt, ask the Instructor what should be worn.

11. No one under the influence of alcohol or a prohibited substance may train.

12. Smoking is prohibited in the training place.

13. Photographs, images or video footage must not be taken of students or instructors without the prior written approval of InDefence.

13. Students must not train if they are suffering from Influenza or any other viral infection that may be passed on to other persons.

14. Students 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.

15. All students must maintain a high level of personal hygiene whilst training. Students may be asked to leave the training session where there is a lack of personal hygiene.

16. Students with a cut or blood related injury must cease training immediately and receive appropriate first aid. Rejoining the training session will not be allowed until the instructor has deemed that is safe to do so.

17. Outside of training – please refrain from making critical comments about other styles, students or instructors.

InDefence reserves the right to refuse, without provision of reason, entry to anyone, including members, if they act unreasonably or break the code. We may also warn you that you risk having your membership cancelled. If you continue to behave in the same way, we may cancel your membership immediately, without refund.

We can cancel your membership without warning if you behave in a way that is risky or seriously inappropriate, such as:

– threatening or harassing others;

– damaging equipment;

– using illegal or performance-enhancing drugs;

– instructing other members when we have not authorised you to do so; and

– fail to follow the directions of the instructor for the provision of safe and effective training