I fully understand that Defenders Martial Arts Academy, hereinafter referred to as Defenders MAA, staff members are no physician’s or medical practitioners of any kind. With the above in mind, I hereby release the Defenders MAA staff to render first aid to my child or children in the event of any industry or illness, and if deemed necessary by the Defender’s MAA staff to call our doctor and to seek medical help, including transportation by the Defenders MAA staff member or its representatives, wither paid or volunteer, to any health care facility or hospital, or the calling of an ambulance for said child should the Defenders MAA staff deem this to be necessary.
And we, the staff of Defenders MAA, recognize our obligation to make our students and their parents aware of the risks and hazards associated with the activities of martial arts, sparring, grappling. By the very nature of the activity, Defenders MAA programs carry ta risk of physical injury. No matter how careful the student and coach are, no matter how many instructors are used, the risk cannot be eliminated. Reduced yes, but never eliminated. The risk of injury includes minor injuries such as bruises and more serious injuries such as broken bones, dislocations and muscle pulls. The risk also includes, and always includes catastrophic injuries as permanent paralysis or even death from landings of falls on the neck, backs, or head. Parents should make their children aware of the possibility of injury and encourage their children to follow all safety rules and the coach’s instruction. Defenders MAA, its coaches, instructors, and other staff members, will not accept responsibility for injuries sustained by any student during the course of any of the Defenders MAA programs, or open workouts or in the case of any exhibition, competition, or clinic which he or she may participate while traveling to or from the event.
With the above in mind, and being fully aware of the risks and possibility of injury involved, I consent to have my child or children participate in the programs offered by Defenders MAA. I, my executors, or other representatives, waive and release all rights and claims for damages that I or my child may have against Defenders MAA and or its representatives whether paid or volunteer. I also affirm that I now have and will continue to provide proper hospitalization health, and accident insurance coverage, which I consider adequate for both my child’s protection and my own protection. I also understand that it is the parent’s responsibility to warn the child about the dangers or martial arts, sparring, grappling or any other Defenders MAA program and injury. The parent should warn the child according to what the parent feels is appropriate. Defenders MAA will only warn the child through “Safety Messages” and our teaching style and progressions.