Assumption of Risk Notice

Martial arts – as with all sports – carry an inherent risk of injury or harm and it is essential that you are fully aware of these dangers before taking part in our class. Please read carefully the following document and sign if happy to proceed.

Martial Arts carry inherent risks. Whilst your instructor will always do what is possible to minimize these risks and mitigate the possibility of harm occurring, there are certain dangers that are unavoidable.

Because of the nature of martial arts – and unarmed combat training – combined with martial arts based fitness training, you will be exposed to many potential risks throughout your time training with Close Combat Martial Arts. These include, but are not limited to, Slips, Trips, Sprains, Falls, Cuts, Abrasions, Contusions, Swelling, and in some more uncommon cases, breaks, and other injuries. Whilst the club’s safety record is exemplary it’s important to us that you understand the nature of what you are about to participate in, and that you are happy to assume all risks having been made aware in advance of what these might be.

We train in a combination of unarmed combat disciplines including Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA, and Defensive and Submission Grappling. An intense warmup and stretch as well as testing and pushing our fitness within lessons as one of our primary goals.

You always have the right to stop training at any point should you not feel comfortable performing any set technique or exercise, and you are under no pressure to complete any drill, technique or exercise if you do not wish to.

If you do continue with this class and any subsequent classes we ask that you take a moment to consider the nature of an intense combat class and what that might entail, including the above possible risks as identified – and any other potential injuries, such as contact during sparring, concussion, breaks, and others. These are very uncommon – but they can occur. Please ensure you’re happy to assume the inherent risks that come with training in martial arts. You are welcome and encouraged to speak to your instructor if you’re not completely at ease with the risks being assumed, or not completely confident about what our classes entail.

When filling out the club forms you will be asked if you have read this notice.