Upon acceptance of my application for active membership and instruction, I hereby assure AMERICAN JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION (“AJKA”), SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL (“SKDI”), JAPAN KARATE ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK (“JKANY”), its instructors, officers, directors, and all fellow members THAT:
I understand that karate is a martial art; that there are risks and dangers inherent in karate competition; that serious accidents do occur and that participants may sustain serious personal injuries, and even death, and/or property damage.
Knowing the risks and dangers involved, and in consideration of being permitted to train at the AJKA, SKDI, and JKANY:
I assume any and all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that I may sustain, incur, or cause, that is directly or indirectly related to my training at AJKA, SKDI, and JKANY.
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the individuals or entities who through negligence, carelessness, or recklessness might be or become liable to me, or liable to another party because of any act or omission on my part, for any and all damages directly or indirectly related to my training at the AJKA, SKDI, and JKANY.
I waive, release and discharge, in advance, any and all liability, claims, causes of action and possible causes action whatever, for any and all losses, damages and injuries, including but not limited to damages for death, personal injury and property damage, that I may have or that may subsequently accrue to me, my heirs or assigns, directly or indirectly related to my training at the AJKA, SKDI, and JKANY.
This agreement shall apply in favor of all individuals and entities who might otherwise be or become liable to me, including but not limited to the AJKA, SKDI, and JKANY, its instructors, officers, directors, members, agents, and employees; and all directors and officials of, and other members of the AJKA, SKDI, and JKANY and shall be binding on me, my heirs and assigns.
This agreement shall be construed to give the fullest effect allowed by law to my undertakings and agreements herein. If any part of this agreement should be held to be null or otherwise unenforceable, all other parts of the agreement shall nonetheless remain in effect and enforceable.
I further state that I am physically, mentally, and emotionally fit to practice the art of karate;
I will not perform any activities detrimental to the art of karate, AJKA, SKDI, or JKANY; nor will I use the physical forms of karate in any but a discreet and judicious manner outside of the dojo (club);
I will not use any knowledge or experience obtained here in any way for financial profit, nor will I endeavor to instruct others or hold demonstrations WITHOUT THE EXPRESS KNOWLEDGE AND PRIOR CONSENT OF THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR; and I will abide by the dojo (club) rules and make every effort to exercise good sportsmanship in the practice of karate.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND AND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT, ASSURANCE, OR GUARANTEE BEING MADE TO ME AND INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO EFFECTUATE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
If the Participant is not at least 18 years of age, this agreement must be signed by a parent of the Participant, or behalf of the Participant and on the parent”s individual behalf.