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The aim of this policy statement is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that members, non‐members and visiting students are not denied access martial arts due to a discriminatory reason.


Everyone must be treated fairly and sensitively regardless of their gender, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation


  • Accept the special role that you have to play in the establishment of standards by setting a good example of behaviour and conduct at all times

  • Do not manipulate the rules in order to benefit yourself personally or your club.

  • Encourage all members and instructors to abide by the rules and spirit of the activity.

  • Do not use foul, sexist or racist language.

  • Use your official position to take action against others who harass abuse or use foul, sexist or racist language towards participants, instructors, officials and volunteers.

  • Ensure that proper supervision is provided by suitably qualified instructors and officials who are capable of promoting good sporting behaviour and good technical skills.

  • Ensure all equipment and facilities meet safety standards.

  • Respect the rights of other clubs.

  • Show respect to players, instructors, officials and other volunteers involved in the activity/competition.

  • Do not endeavour to influence the result of an activity/competition by any actions that are not strictly within the rules.

  • Remember activity is enjoyed for its own sake ‐ play down the importance of awards.

  • Always have regard for the best interests of the sport, including where publicly expressing an opinion of the sport and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in it.

  • Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.

  • Promote ethical principles.

An Offline version of this document can be found HERE

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