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School Safety - Principles, Policy and Procedure...

Our aim: “Zero injuries and zero incidents”

Like most sports that have an element of danger present whilst
participating, the martial arts and what this School practices
are no different.

Hands On Defence – Spirit Of Ninjutsu (incorporating the Bujinkan
Melbourne Dojo), as a martial arts School practicing ninjutsu, taijutsu
and jutaijutsu, views your safety as the highest priority however
no matter what precautions and level of instruction are provided to
you, there will always remain a degree of risk of harm to yourself
and/ or others whilst training.

The following principles, policy and procedures relating to School
safety have been developed to ensure a pro-active approach is
taken to managing the safety of members…

Students are:

- Offered training in facilities that are professionally managed
in so far as to ensure fittings/ fixtures and the general training
environment are maintained in a safe condition.

- Provided with other training documents at enrolment and
ongoing during their training with the School that reference
aspects of safety e.g. ‘School Policy and Dojo Rules’, etc.

- Provided with a period for ‘warm-up’ exercise so as to prepare
the body prior to training.

- Provided with clear instruction and demonstration of techniques
at every class.

- Provided with instruction by a qualified instructor who has
completed first-aid training.

- R
equired ‘to ask’ if they are in any doubt and/or have not
understood any instruction related to the performance of any

- Required to have read, acknowledged and signed a ‘Release
of Liability’ form as part of enrolment to ensure that there has
been a comprehensive understanding of the degree and nature
of the risk involved with training in the School and the martial
arts provided.

- Provided with the freedom of choice in whether they participate
in any or all techniques.

- Required to advise the instructor of any incident and/ or injury,
no matter how caused during the participation in a class and/ or

- Required to ensure that they seek trained medical advice if they
are in any doubt with respect to their own ability to participate
in the training provided.

- Asked to show medical clearance to train following any serious

- Free to seek external/ independent personal accident insurance
should they desire to protect themselves mentally/ financially
from any training injury however caused.

- Asked to uphold the good name of the school in respect to safety
at all times.

- Able to choose a learning style appropriate to their grade e.g.
slow/ moderate or fast application of a demonstrated technique
(unless advised otherwise by the instructor).

- Required to only train with training weapons that are in a safe
condition e.g. that would not lead to injury if used e.g. no
splinters on wood, no sharp points, no defects, etc.

- Asked to remove jewellery and/ or personal effects that would
place either themselves and/ or a training partner at risk of injury.

- Asked to train only in a state that is able to maintain a
reasonable degree of awareness and concentration in the training
hall e.g. they have not participated/ taken drugs, alcohol and/ or
any other substance that could place either themselves and/ or
others at risk.

- Asked that they make reasonable effort to take responsibility
for their own safety in so far that is reasonable to expect for a
person training in the martial arts e.g. maintaining: control,
safe distance/ attitude, appropriate behaviour, professional
conduct, mindful of safety at all times (both for their own safety
and in context to their interaction with others), and respect/
willingness to help maintain a safe environment for all concerned.

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