Terms and Conditions for Adult Self Defence courses

Terms and Conditions – Guidelines

Injuries/Illness

  • You must inform the instructor of any injuries or illness before commencing any class.

 

General

  • Shoes should always be removed before entering the training area (the crash-mats).
  • Always observe the highest standard of personal cleanliness in class.
  • Personal hygiene is important. Keep nails on both hands and feet trimmed back to protect both yours
  • Jewellery such as rings, watches, etc. should be removed before commencing. Where a ring cannot be removed it should be covered by tape/elastoplast.
  • No chewing gum or sweets, etc.
  • Drinks – (on the crash-mats) only water, no soft drinks, energy drinks, etc.
  • No swearing or foul language.

 

Dress

  • Loose fitting clothing (preferably not brand new) – tracksuit or similar.

 

Punctuality

  • Students are requested to be punctual as a mark of respect to the other students and to minimize class disruption.
  • If you need to leave a class early, let the instructor know beforehand.

 

Mobile ‘phones

  • To be switched off before entering the training area.
  • If you are “on call” for work, etc., and need to have your ‘phone switched on, please inform the instructor of this.

Disclaimer:

  • The oPtions courses and workshops present an overview of the issues surrounding self-defence for women and an outline of techniques available in some situations.
  • Physical self-defence requires many hours of training and Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents do not make any guarantees or representations that such techniques will work in an adverse situation. Furthermore Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents do not make any guarantees or representations that a participant will not be at the receiving end of a violent crime.
  • Our courses and workshops contain no legal advice. Participants in oPtions courses and workshops are accountable under the exact wording and current interpretations of all applicable laws and regulations presiding when applying self-defence techniques in any circumstance.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the oPtions course or workshop participant (not Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents) to ascertain, interpret and obey all applicable laws that govern the use of any weapons and self-defence techniques that may be shown in any oPtions courses of workshops.
  • Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents cannot be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any physical injury or damage of any sort that may occur as a result of viewing, practising or implementing the self-defence techniques shown in a oPtions course or workshop.
  • Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents will in no way be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from a participant’s use or the participant’s inability to use the information and techniques shown at any oPtions course or workshop.
  • Parts of this course are of a physical nature. Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents do not take responsibility for any physical injuries that happen during the course. Participants are to ensure that they are fit and able to participate, and if not, remove themselves from any of the exercises contained within this program.
  • Self-defence, practicing and applying the techniques detailed in oPtions courses and workshops, is inherently dangerous. The techniques shown may cause significant and unintended injuries if applied or practiced incorrectly or carelessly.
  • While practicing the self-defence techniques you must be careful to avoid strong pressure and damage to sensitive areas, including but not limited to eyes, throat, face, groin and pressure-point areas.

 

You agree, on behalf of yourself and your heirs, personal representatives, successors and assignees:

  • To assume all risks regarding the information presented at oPtions courses and workshops, including but not limited to all risks, whether or not specifically mentioned, of practicing, applying, using and/or attempting to use the techniques shown.
  • To waive, release and discharge any and all claims of damages for death, personal injury or property damage which you may have, or which you may have in the future, as a result of attending a oPtions course or workshop and/or practicing, applying, using and/or trying to use the techniques shown.
  • To indemnify and hold harmless Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, instructors or agents or anyone associated with oPtions courses and workshops, against all claims, losses, damages and expenses, including but not limited to solicitors’ fees and costs, whether asserted by the participant or anyone else, resulting from (i) any breach or repudiation of this Agreement and Release of Liability; or (ii) any loss or injury to person or property, arising from or associated with your practice, application, use and/or attempted use of the techniques detailed at any official oPtions course or workshop.
  • Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, their representatives, agents, or instructors shall not be liable for loss of life, personal injury or damage to property sustained by the Applicant during classes arising out of any cause whatsoever including the negligence or breach of statutory duty by Desmond V. Lawton, Pro Holistic, San Bao Martial Arts, or any of their representatives, agents, or instructors. The Applicant acknowledges the risk of injury being sustained whilst participating in the activities as provided and voluntarily undertakes the risks thereof.