intend to be legally bound and due herby agree to be legally bound for myself and for all successors in interest I may have, by this Contract, Waiver and Release of Liability, and herby agree to hold harmless and indemnify, Inner Energy Fitness and Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, it’s instructors, as well as any coordinators, whatsoever acting on or in behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons against any claims for damages or other claims for injuries or losses of any kind suffered by me or any others directly or indirectly arising out of my practice, instructions, or any other activity related to this program, as well as participation in this program or travelling to or from this program or any other activities related to this program.
I understand that this class/course/seminar reflects a study of martial arts techniques, and that the instructors in no way advocate that I should seek confrontations, directly or indirectly, and that in the event of a hostile or life-threatening encounter, I should use only the minimum force necessary to neutralise the threat or remove myself from the dangerous situation. I further understand that the instructors are merely teaching techniques of a martial arts system and are in no way advocating physical violence towards another person. I hereby waive Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, its instructors, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, volunteers, assigns, or agents of any type whatsoever acting on or in the behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons, of any liability for my actions; including but not limited to: injury to myself or others and/or property damage(s) resulting from any attempts by me to perform any of the techniques discussed, demonstrated or taught during this course, class/seminar by the aforementioned agents.
I understand that the nature of these activities may require close and intimate physical contact with other participants and/or instructors; I understand that this physical contact is necessary and inherent in the context and education of the material. I understand that the scenarios and topics to be discussed are mature and sensitive issues. I acknowledge and understand that it is my right to decline participation in any event with which I feel uncomfortable or unsafe, that it is my right and duty to vocalise my feelings concerning the training, and that at any time I may choose to immediately cease activity or involvement. I further understand that if I require counsel with one or more of the trainers or other personnel that they are open and approachable. I acknowledge that if I am uncomfortable with any situation or individual that I may immediately state so, and that it is my right to remove myself from the situation immediately, and that I am encouraged to do so.
I understand that some of the exercises and training methods to be taught involve the application of pain compliance, and, if I choose to participate, will require me to submit to various types of physical restraint and exercise which may in the course of demonstration and/or application cause me injury. I further understand that many of the exercises and training methods to be taught will require me to be in good physical condition. I certify that I am physically able to participate in this activity and will further hold Inner Energy Fitness, and Wu Xing Dao Kung Fu, its instructors, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, assigns or agents of any type whatsoever acting on behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons, harmless for any injury sustained in the course of this training due to any physical defect or condition I may have, whether now known or hereinafter discovered. I further acknowledge that in consideration for this training, this release shall not expire and shall be considered effective in perpetuity.
I understand that the instructors will be teaching their respective classes in the safest possible atmosphere, however as with any athletic activity, I am aware that participating in the sport of Inner Energy Fitness and Martial Art of Wu Xing Dao can be dangerous, involving the risk of injury, including but not limited to: bruises, cuts, partial or full paralysis, muscle tears, sprains and strains, broken bones, eye injury, head injuries, death and/or other impairments to the body or mind. I acknowledge that the risk and type(s) of injuries will vary with the activities in which I choose to participate.
Consequently I agree;
To accept any and all risks involved with the activities in which I choose to participate. I further agree to obey the instructors and their agents to help minimise the risk of injury to myself and others.
The failure on my part to abide by the rules of the individual instructors will jeopardise my eligibility to participate in the course, and that the course instructors reserve the right to remove me without reimbursement at their discretion if they feel I am acting in an unsafe or abusive manner. I further agree not to use the knowledge gained by me from the sport of Inner Energy Fitness and Martial Art of Wu Xing Dao, without express prior written approval of a duly authorised representative of Wu Xing Dao under any circumstances and in any capacity, except for personal health and safety.
I have read and understood all that is expressed in this waiver and release of liability, and I certify that I am of sound judgement, legally competent to agree to this waiver. Additionally, I certify that I am eighteen years of age or older, or a legally emancipated adult.
Governing Laws: This agreement will be governed and construed according to the State of New South Wales and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of N.S.W.