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Terms & Conditions


  1. Students and spectators waiting to enter class must do so quietly and respectfully, with no running around. Please keep all corridors accessible so others can move freely about the building.

  2. Students must bow on entering and leaving class, bow to the Instructor at the start of class, and prior to dismissal and bow to your partner at the start and end of each activity, or as directed by your Chief Instructor.

  3. Spectators are requested to keep all conversations to an absolute minimum, place phones on ‘silent’, and limit all movement in and out of class.

  4. All young children (non-members) must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times and should remain seated during class for their own safety.

  5. Spectators and non-participating students must never enter or cut across the class floor while a lesson is active.

  6. Students must not run around, shout, ’play fight’ or use any equipment prior to the start of class.

  7. Students must gain permission from the Instructor or Assistant Instructors to join and leave class.

  8. All students are asked to conduct themselves at all times in a safe, respectful, and mature manner while on the premises.

  9. The practice of martial arts must be undertaken safely, demonstrating courtesy, respect, and integrity to others at all times.

  10. Please notify your Instructor at the start of the lesson if you are suffering from a new injury or illness that might be made worse through training. Your Instructor will be able to advise you on the best course of action regarding your training.

  11. When arriving late, please report to either the Chief Instructor or Assistant Instructor who is responsible for student registration.

  12. All students are required to store their bags safely in an allocated ‘bag zone’ and not in the path of other students, visitors, entrances, or exits. Coats, shoes, and water bottles should be placed in or on top of your bag for additional safety.

  13. Students are not permitted to wear jewellery whilst training.  If jewellery is part of religious/cultural beliefs, permission to wear it while training must be gained from your Instructor.

  14. Eating food, drinking alcohol, or smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere at the academy.

  15. Any student training under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be severely disciplined.  Students taking prescribed medication that might affect performance should inform the Chief Instructor or Assistant Instructor prior to training.

  16. Swearing, spitting, or chewing gum is not permitted in class at any time.

  17. In the extreme event of a fire, please listen carefully to, and follow the clear directions from, your Chief Instructor and Assistant Instructors who are fully trained to deal with such situations. For full fire safety regulations, please contact Martial Arts Alliance at

  18. At the start of class, students are required to line up immediately in height order when requested to do so by the Instructor, with the smallest and youngest students at the front.

  19. Always be respectful of other students. Address other students and senior grades in the correct manner using their title and surname. E.g. “Mr. Smith”

  20. All questions to your Instructors or Assistant Instructors should finish with “Sir” (or Ma’am). E.g., “please can I have a drink, Sir?”

  21. All answers to your Instructors or Assistant Instructors should finish with “Sir” (or Ma’am). E.g., “my best kick is a turning kick, Sir”.

  22. Strictly no talking when your Instructor is addressing the class for safety and out of respect to the Instructor and other students.

  23. Please keep conversations to a minimum during partner activities, unless in the case of sparring when no talking is expected.

  24. Full safety kit must be worn at all times during sparring. NO SPARRING KIT, NO SPARRING!

  25. Students must gain permission from the Instructor to join or leave the line-up if an unscheduled water or bathroom break is required.

  26. Please notify your Instructor or nearest Assistant Instructor if you have suffered an injury or feel ill. If you feel sick please go directly to the nearest bathroom- permission to leave is not required under these special circumstances.

  27. When the class is finished, students are requested to leave the class quickly and quietly; taking any conversations into the corridor so as not to disrupt the next class.

  28. The belt should be tied correctly with both ends of equal length. The belt must be worn at all times. If the belt comes off in class (apart from sparring when the belt should be carefully moved to the side), please move to the side, turn away from your Instructor, and put the belt back on. Please get permission to do this if in line work.

  29. Student mobile phones must be switched off (or on silent) throughout the class (unless the Instructor has granted prior permission).

  30. Martial Arts Alliance and its Instructors are not responsible for the safety and welfare of its members outside of the classroom. Parents or guardians are solely responsible for making sure children enter class safely and on time, and for the collection of their child, from class, at the end of the lesson. We politely request that all parents or guardians collect their children on time and from either inside the class or just outside the class entrance and not in the car park or at the roadside.

  31. Students must fully understand all rules and regulations and should seek guidance from the Chief Instructor if they do not. Failure to follow the above rules and regulations may result in disciplinary action and suspension or, in extreme cases, expulsion from the academy.  Martial Arts Alliance and its Instructors reserve the right to make judgments and decisions regarding the above rules and regulations and take any subsequent action deemed necessary.


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