Code of Conduct

1. TITLE

The title of the business that this Code of Conduct relates to shall be Kempo Kobudo Scotland, and may be referred to as "the school" for the purposes of this document.

 

2. AFFILIATION

Kempo Kobudo Scotland shall be affiliated to a national martial art association (later on called IMASA) for insurance purposes. The affiliation also allows Kempo Kobudo Scotland to be recognised at a national and international level during competitions and other events.

 

3. PURPOSES

(a) To promote the sport and practice of the historical techniques of Kobudo and related martial arts in Dundee to children and adults in a fun and safe environment.

(b) To promote codes of safety in the sport and practice of the martial arts.

(c) To promote the moral, mental, physical and social well-being of the members.

(d) To co-operate with other bodies having similar aims.

 

4. MEMBERSHIP

(a) Membership shall be open to all persons who subscribe to the "Purposes" above and who shall abide by this Code of Conduct, the Health and Safety rules of the school, and its Terms and Conditions.

(b) A member or group of members may be asked to stop attending, or have their application or renewal refused, or be dealt with in such a manner as may be determined by the staff or person(s) in charge at the time.

 

5. REGISTER

A central register of current membership, along with a grading record, shall be kept by the school.

 

6. MASTER

The school shall be principally instructed by not less than one Master of at least 1st Dan level. The Master is responsible for the technical content of lessons and the Curriculum.

 

7. INSTRUCTORS

Additional Instructors may be nominated by the Master and they will be entitled to run a lesson in the absence of the said Master.

 

8. FEE SCHEDULE

The current Fee Schedule will detail lesson fees to be charged to students of the school and are subject to our Terms and Conditions (separate document).

 

9. STUDENT GRADINGS

New students shall be awarded 10th Kyu grade (white belt), and may proceed up through the grades. Students with experience in other relevant Martial Arts may be awarded a belt up to their existing level upon evidence of their technical ability and at the discretion of the Master. Instructors authorised by IMASA may grade students up to two grades below the examiner (e.g. 1st Dan can grade to 2nd Kyu). Kyu grades require minimum three months between grades. Minimum 3 years to 1st Dan.

 

10. DAN or MASTER GRADINGS

Dan Gradings are awarded by approved instructors of IMASA. Refer to their Code of Conduct for further information.

 

11. CURRICULUM

A copy of the grading curriculum, appropriate to their level, will be available for students to inspect.

 

12. INSURANCE

As a member of IMASA, members of Kempo Kobudo Scotland are insured against certain risks, as defined by the Insurance Policy, which is available for inspection.

 

13. HEALTH AND SAFETY

All reasonable precautions will be undertaken to ensure the health and safety of every student in attendance, in line with our Health and Safety policy (separate document) and Terms and Conditions (separate document).

 

14. SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN

All instructors are PVG Certified and will comply with our Safeguarding Children Policy (separate document) and the named Child Protection Officer of IMASA at all times.

 

15. INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

(a) Kempo Kobudo Scotland recognises that everyone has different individual needs and capabilities. We will take all reasonable steps to make our classes accessible to everyone that wishes to attend, regardless of their capabilities, so long as they continue to comply with those conditions set out in the Membership section.

 

(b) Where reasonably possible within the physical and mental context of martial arts, Kempo Kobudo Scotland has a commitment to ensure that the equipment, activities and training are of equal value and of equal worth to everyone, regardless of race, culture, language, gender, age, experience, religion, background, ability or disability.

 

(c) Where required and reasonably possible, equipment and/or techniques will be appropriately modified or tailored to be more accessible to an individual with any additional needs or disabilities.