Attendee – Student Waiver and Release of Liability

All Attendees & Students Understand And Agree With All Of The Items Below:  (Return To Live Events) 

1. Recognize and understand that self defense / martial arts training is a physical contact activity and that my participation might result in serious injury, including permanent disability or death, and severe social and economic loss.

2. Recognize and understand that such risk may be due to not only the actions of the attendee / student, but also the action, inaction or negligence of others, the regulations of participation, or the conditions of the premises, or of any of the equipment used.

3. Recognize that there may be other risks that are not known to attendee / student or to others or not reasonably foreseeable at this time.

4. Agree to inspect the facilities, equipment and pairings prior to participation. Attendee / student will immediately inform an instructor if they believe that anything is unsafe or beyond their capability and refuse to participate.

5. The attendee / student assumes all of the foregoing risks and accepts personal responsibility for any damages that may result from injury, permanent disability or death.

6. Attendee / student enters self defense / martial arts training and/or competition entirely of their own free will and understands the importance of following the rules of training and competition.

7. Attendee / student certifies that they are in good physical condition, and have no disease, injury or other condition that would impair their performance or physical and mental well-being during intense training practice and/or competition.

8. Attendee / student grants permission in case of injury – to have a doctor, nurse, athletic training or other emergency medical personnel provide them with medical assistance or treatment for such injury.

9. Attendee / student releases, waives, discharges and promises not to sue, International Security Training, LLC, Brian K Allen, its affiliated organizations and governing bodies, their officers, instructors and personnel, other members of the organizations, participants, supervisors, coaches, sponsoring organizations or their agents, and if applicable, owners and leasers of the premises from any and all liability to the attendee / student, his or her heirs and next of kin for any and all claims, demands, losses and damages which may be sustained and suffered on account of injury, including death or damage to property, caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the realeasees or otherwise.

Risk Agreement


10. Safety is not the sole responsibility of instructors and staff. Everyone in class is responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around them.

11. All students have the right and responsibility to excuse themselves from any exercise they believe will be harmful to them. All students must evaluate each situation in the context of their skill and current physical condition, and conduct each drill in a manner that is safe. If an instructor gives an instruction that is unsafe for the student, it is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructor that the activity may be unsafe. The instructor will routinely excuse the student from unsafe exercises and drills. The instructor may ask for an explanation, and the student is expected to provide one.

12. All students have the responsibility to train and conduct themselves in a manner that helps all students and instructors remain safe. Students must give those who are training enough room to avoid interfering and avoid being accidentally struck by someone else practicing, which is especially important when others are practicing with weapons.

13. In the event of an injury, students have the right and responsibility to evaluate the extent of harm, stopping what they are doing even if it includes a partner, and determining if it is safe to continue. Unless a student is certain that further practice will not create or worsen a problem, all students are encouraged to stop what they are doing and inform the instructor. In the event of a serious injury or the appearance of a serious injury, all students, instructors, staff and visitors notably parents, have the right to call a stop to a particular training exercise.

14. If a student notes an unsafe training situation, which may include a student performing a skill incorrectly, a student not showing due regard for the safety of others, a defective piece of training equipment, a potentially dangerous obstacle or condition on the floor, or anything else that may cause or lead to harm of the students, instructors, visitors or guests, then the student is expected to correct the situation if it is within his/her ability or to notify an instructor or staff member immediately.  If something is simple to correct, such as removing an obstacle from the floor, the student should correct the situation. If the situation may require the authority of the instructor or staff, or if it is not a simple matter, then the instructor or staff member should be notified immediately.


15. Self Defense / Martial Arts training is a potentially dangerous activity. Bumps, bruises, scrapes, scratches and soreness are commonplace, and most attendees / students will encounter this sort of minor injury from time to time in their training. More serious injuries are possible, including sprains, strains, twists, cramps, and injuries of similar magnitude, and the student can be expected to encounter these injuries frequently. The possibility of more serious injuries exists, including fractured cones, broken bones, torn ligaments, though not all students encounter such serious injuries. There remains, despite safety precautions, the remote possibility of crippling or death, though this is certainly not expected in this self defense / martial arts class.

16. Attendee / student understands the above statement of risk, and understands the rights and responsibilities of students. They assume responsibility for their own safety (or the safety of their child), understanding and accepting the risks involved with martial arts training. Even if the instructor has informed them that no serious injuries have ever happened in this school or with any of the instructors, the attendee / student understands that this does not mean that there is no possibility of harm. By assuming this risk, they completely absolve all instructors, staff, guests, students, landlords, management companies and any and all other parties of liability for my harm, unless intentionally caused in criminal conduct.


17. International Security Training, LLC and Brian K Allen seek to make use of highly trained professional instructors, with both expertise and experience both in the art(s) that we teach and in teaching. Classes may be taught by the head instructor or any other qualified instructor. Should an instructor be unavailable for a given class, a junior instructor, senior student or guest instructor may teach. The choice of the instructor is left to the discretion of the International Security Training, LLC and Brian K Allen.

18. Attendee / student understands that they may not always have the instructor they desire, but shall seek to learn from whoever is teaching, to show the respect due to the position of teacher to whomever is teaching, and to conduct their-self in accordance with the etiquette established. They understand that they have the responsibility for their own safety without regard to who may be teaching the class.


19. Complete self defense / martial arts training involves a wide variety of skills. While practicing these skills, students may have contact with any portion of the body. The groin may be the target of kicks, strikes or grabs. The chest, buttocks, groin or any part of the body may be contacted by any part of the training partner’s body during training with techniques, or incidentally contacted while performing a martial arts technique which targets another portion of the body. When male and female students train together, or when adult and minor students train together, and in any other training combination, the purpose and intent of the instructors and staff is to provide an environment for all students to learn and practice martial arts and self-defense. Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times to ensure the best training results for everyone.

20. Should any student feel that a training partner is engaging in contact beyond the scope of training, or a training partner is taking undue and unacceptable advantage of training contact, or if a student is made uncomfortable by any training exercise or partner, then that student has the right to withdraw from the exercise or drill. If the contact of a training partner appears inappropriate, the student should inform the instructor privately. If the conduct of the training partner or any training partner appears criminal, then the instructor should be informed and the authorities may be notified either by the student or the instructor, or both.


21. Attendee / student understands the nature of physical contact in this training, and understands that they have the right to immediately withdraw from any exercise or drill in which the contact of any party seems beyond the scope of training and makes me uncomfortable. Attendee / student agrees to abide by proper etiquette in all manners pertaining to training, and shall not in any way conduct them-self inappropriately or take inappropriate advantage of the contact this training allows.


22. Applicable only to parents enrolling a minor child. Parent and/or legal guardian agrees not to bring any claim or suit against the company, instructors, staff, guests, students, landlord, or any other parties on behalf of their child for any injury or harm sustained by any event short of a criminal act, and then only the criminal shall be the subject of such a suit. They further agree that they will not cause to be brought, nor encourage a claim or suit.  Parent and/or legal guardian also agrees not to cooperate in the bringing of such a suit or claim except insofar as they may be legally required to do so.

23. Finally, the parent and/or legal guardian shall indemnify the company, instructors, staff, guests, students, and any and all additional defendants covered by this agreement for all judgments, costs, attorney fees and other expenses incurred as a result of a breach of this agreement.


24. Should any dispute arise between parent and/or legal guardian, their child, or anyone acting on behalf of their child, regarding this training, then I specifically agree that the dispute shall be resolved in binding arbitration. Should a suit be filed in Court, the parent and/or legal guardian specifically authorizes the Court to order the case to a binding arbitration.


25. If any clause, sentence, phrase or statement is found unenforceable or invalid by any Court of Law, the remainder of the document shall remain valid enforceable and the invalid clause, sentence, phrase or statement shall be struck from the document.


26. This is effective from the date the attendee / student first begins training with no expiration.


27. Attendee / student gives the instructors, staff and responsible adults the power to authorize medical or other treatment of them-self or their child subject to the limitations listed below, if any.  If you are not the Student, you are the parent, guardian or responsible adult for the student and have legal right to grant this power. Treatment may be made without regard to whether you or any other parent, guardian or responsible person has been contacted or has consented to the specific treatment, provided it does not conflict with the limitations outlined below. This authority begins on the date class is first attended and continues indefinitely.

28. Attendee / student assumes responsibilities for all decisions made, provided they are reasonable decisions under the circumstances based on the knowledge and understanding of the person making the decisions, and trusts their judgment and offer the benefit of the doubt to them in any claim or legal proceeding.

29. This presumption may only be overcome by clear and convincing evidence that they acted with malice or willful gross negligence, and if so they may still be liable.

30. Attendee / student understands that the instructors, senior students, or others may have some skills in first aid, CPR, and at their discretion, authorizes them to use those skills and techniques to assist in any circumstance in which they judge their skills would be necessary or helpful.

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