Karate, builds confidence and self-esteem as well as self-discipline, respect, concentration and courtesy. It helps build leadership skills. It’s ideal for children or adults who do not do well in team sports, as it provides the ability to flourish, while combining physical and mental practices. Many do not realise this, but it is a fact that martial arts training is safer than most school sports. Children with special needs, such as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), learning difficulties and hyperactivity are often recommended to participate in karate because of the clear benefits in its structured training techniques. Of course, it is fantastic for self-defence and protection!



Code of Conduct for Students

  • Students should feel safe with other participants, club officials and instructors.

  • Students must be treated in a non-discriminatory way and receive fair treatment.

  • Students should respect the rights, dignity and worth of all officials and participants regardless of ability, gender or cultural background.

  • Students should display control and courtesy to all involved.

  • Students should ensure that their decisions and actions contribute to a safe and harassment-free environment.

  • As with all physical activity students have a responsibility to ensure they consult their doctor for advice before undertaking training. This is particularly important where an injury or current medical condition is present.

  • Students should remove all jewellery or watches before training.

  • Students should ensure they are wearing appropriate attire and using appropriate protective equipment when training.

  • As with all physical activity students have a responsibility to ensure they consult their doctor for advice before undertaking training. This is particularly important where an injury or current medical condition is present.



Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators

  • Parents and spectators have a responsibility to respect the rights, dignity, efforts and worth of all officials and participants regardless of ability, gender or cultural background.

  • Parents and spectators have a responsibility to encourage all children to participate and/or compete according to the rules and with the boundaries of general karate etiquette.

  • Parents and spectators have a responsibility to adopt appropriate behaviours in all Karate training locations.

  • Parents and spectators must be aware that cameras and video are to be for private use only. No images of young people are to be published onto any webpage or printed material without parental consent.