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1. Overview

  1. By accepting this agreement, you agree to the details outlined below.

  2. TAIJUTSU has the right to refuse entry or participation to any person/s subject to the sole discretion of management (acting reasonably).

  3. In the event that a member behaves in an inappropriate or unsafe manner in a class, TAIJUTSU has the right to cancel your membership (acting reasonably), with a non-refundable policy.


2. Etiquette and behaviour expectations

  1. Members must always be wearing appropriate clothing whilst in the class including an approved uniform.

  2. Arrive minimum five-minutes early to class to show respect to the teachers and students to show you are ready to learn

  3. Thongs are to be worn off the mat areas, no bare feet off the mat areas

  4. Water bottle and thongs to be kept to the side of the mat against the mirror wall, and bags to be neatly stored underneath seats

  5. Sign in to the iPad to register attendance

  6. If you are late; apologise to the instructor and ask permission to join the class

  7. Bow as you enter and exit the mat space

  8. Refrain from loud noises, climbing on equipment and running

  9. Sit down either legs crossed, or kneeling when instruction is taking place and refrain from talking

  10. Strictly listen and follow the instruction from the teachers; failure to do this and you will be removed from the class  

  11. Questions are encouraged, please raise your hand and not call out

  12. Students are to bow to their training partner and "slap and bump" fists to show respect before and after training

  13. Students are encouraged to remove any power or strength and focus on slow and precise application of technique

  14. Egotistical behaviour will not be tolerated

  15. Show respect to your training partners and teachers at all times

  16. Utilising martial ats techniques outside of the studio to intentionally cause harm or intimidation to others is strictly prohibited

3. Personal appearance and hygiene 

  1. Uniform and body to be kept clean and free of any smell

  2. Deodorant is to be worn  

  3. Feet to be cleaned with wet-wipes provided before entering the mat area 

  4. Finger and toe nails are to be kept short at all times

  5. ​Long hair to be tied up

  6. A t-shirt or rash guard to be worn underneath the martial arts uniform and tucked into the pants

  7. No lose clothing to be worn

  8. Uniform is to be worn in its entirety including; jacket, pants, belt, and crest sewn onto jacket; no t-shirts or mis-matched pants

  9. Belt tied correctly

  10. No jewelry is to be worn as it has the potential to scratch others or become dislodged causing injury

4. Safety and Training Rules

The Student must agree to the following training rules and safety regulations:

  1. Train safely at all times

  2. All martial arts activity should be conducted in a light and respectful way; the use of strength and power is to be removed to protect each practitioner and to continue in the good spirit of martial arts training

  3. Hard punches, kicks, slams, locks and chokes (or other dangerous techniques not mentioned) with the intent to cause injury or pain is strictly prohibited

  4. Immediately release a technique an individual "taps out" or shows signs of pain, discomfort, or is unconscious. If unsure, release the technique

  5. Do not continue to train if injured

  6. Will apply martial arts techniques slowly and safely to reduce potential harm

  7. Will not train under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  8. Will not train if visibly angry, distressed, or emotionally upset


Training must stop immediately if:

  1. “Tapping out” has occurred via a submission by either party signaling the technique to stop; this is achieved with the hand tapping a minimum of 3-times on the training partner, on the ground, or on themselves.

  2. If the hand is unable to tap due to a position that prevents it to; the student can tap with their foot on the ground or yell "tap tap tap!"

  3. The tap should be hard enough to be felt or loud enough to be heard clearly. If a tap is felt, seen, or heard by a student, the technique or position must be stopped immediately.

  4. It is the responsibility of the person being submitted to make it very clear that they are "tapping out"

  5. Someone is visibly injured, distressed, or unconscious 


​​If there are any concerns that may jeopardise the safety of yourself or an individual, please notify the instructors immediately and cease any further activity.​

5. Illegal & Permitted Techniques

  1. Techniques should be applied slowly, carefully and in a safe and controlled manner with the intention to give the opponent an opportunity to "tap out".

  2. Under no circumstance should a technique be applied with the intention to damage or injure, or to apply the technique with any kind of immediate force.

  3. If you are unsure whether any of the following techniques are to be practiced, please consult the instructor prior to any application.

Striking - Permitted Techniques:

  • (Adults classes only) Light and controlled strikes to the head with protective gloves and shin guards. There is optional head protection gear provided.

  • Light and controlled strikes to the body and legs with protective gloves and shin guards

Striking - Illegal Techniques: 

  • Any type of strike to groin area or eyes

  • Any type of elbow strike

  • Any type of knee strike to the head

  • Any kind of strike with the intention to cause harm

  • Any type of strike to the head (Kids classes)

  • Any type of kicking to the head of a grounded opponent

  • Any kind of strike with the intention to cause harm

  • Any type of strike that would be considered questionable or dangerous

Throws & Takedowns - Permitted Techniques

  • Hip throws

  • Dropping throws ("Sacrifice throws")

  • Sweeps and trips

  • Wrestling style takedowns

Throws & Takedowns - Illegal Techniques

  • Slams

  • Jumping into closed guard

  • Flying arm bar or flying triangle choke

  • Spiking to the head and or neck area

  • Throws that may cause risk to the knee area; example: Kani Basami (Scissor Throw), deep leg reaping when throwing.

  • Any kind of throw with the intention to cause harm

  • Any type of throw that would be considered questionable or dangerous

Grappling - Permitted Techniques

  • Joint locks on the arm or shoulder

  • Straight ankle lock

  • Chokes applied with the legs or arms

  • Chokes applied with the collar or uniform

  • Sweeps and reversals

  • Escapes 

  • Body weight pressure

Grappling - Illegal Techniques

  • Any kind of spine or neck lock

  • Any kind of knee lock (Permitted only to Brown and Black Belts)

  • Any kind of lock that causes a rotation the foot (eg: toe hold, heel hook) (Permitted only to Brown and Black Belts)

  • Any kind of finger lock

  • Any kind of wrist lock (Permitted in Adults classes) 

  • Any kind of choke that is applied to the trachea (Permitted in Adults classes)

  • Any kind of reaping to the leg and knee (Permitted only to Brown and Black Belts)

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