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I understand that there is an inherent risk of physical injury in the practice and learning of a contact sport such as Tae Kwon-Do. Whilst the T.A.G.B. Association Schools and Instructors will take all reasonable steps to minimise the likelihood of an accident, the risk of physical injury cannot be eliminated. There is particular risk in the context of competitions and grading exercises, which by their nature are likely to result in an individual approaching and potentially exceeding the limits of their skills and physical ability. The acceptance of an individual’s application to participate in a competition or to undertake a grading exercise does not constitute and should not be considered as constituting any form of confirmation or assurance by the T.A.G.B. Association Schools or Instructors to the effect that an individual has the necessary skill or physical ability to safely complete such competition or grading exercise, it being the individual’s sole responsibility to judge such matters for themselves. Should an individual have any doubt whatsoever as to their ability to safely complete any exercise in the context of a competition, grading exercise or otherwise it is the responsibility of the individual to withdraw from the same. The T.A.G.B. Association schools and Instructors accept no liability for injuries sustained in the course of practicing and learning Tae Kwon-Do save for injuries attributed to negligence of the T.A.G.B. Association Schools and Instructors. Insurance in respect of such risks is included in the annual membership. In signing this declaration, I accept the above recited disclaimer of liability and also agree to abide by the rules of the T.A.G.B. as amended from time to time should I be accepted as a member.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
I. A MEMBER A member shall be any person who has paid the appropriate fee and has a current licence.
2. BLACK BELT Is a person who has passed the appropriate grading
3. GRADINGS a. Black belt gradings will be held twice a year if required under the T.A.G.B. black belt grading panel b. Coloured belt members should be given the opportunities to grade regularly. Instructors should make gradings available to students at least 4 times per year. c. Period of training between gradings will be as follows: 10th Kup to 9th Kup 3 months 9th Kup to 8th Kup 3 months 8th Kup to 7th Kup 3 months 7th Kup to 6th Kup 3 months 6th Kup to 5th Kup 3 months 5th Kup to 4th Kup 3 months 4th Kup to 3rd Kup 6 months 3rd Kup to 2nd Kup 6 months 2nd Kup to Ist Kup 6 months. lst Kup to Ist Dan 6 months However, total minimum training time from 9th Kup to Ist Dan must be 3 years and 3 months. Ist Dan to 2nd Dan 2 years 2nd Dan to 3rd Dan 3 years 3rd Dan to 4th Dan 4 years 4th Dan to 5th Dan 5 years 5th Dan to 6th Dan 6 years 6th Dan to 7th Dan 7 years 7th Dan to 8th Dan 8 years All applications must be signed by the member’s instructor and countersigned by the elected area co-ordinator. In addition to the above stated minimum training times, those wishing to grade to 3rd Dan must first submit their application to the Management Council for approval. Members eligible for 4th Dan and above will be invited to apply for their grading by the Management Council, prior to submitting an official application. All training must be undertaken under the supervision of the T.A.G.B. approved school. Should any such school cease to be approved. Only the training undertaken during the period that the school was approved shall count towards gradings.
4. FREQUENCY OF INSTRUCTION. Students should be able to train at least twice per week at a T.AG.B. approved school. Only in exceptional circumstances will this be allowed to be less. These circumstances must be approved by the Management. Council. If gradings are withdrawn, the individual shall not represent himself as holding the relevant T.A.G.B. grading. UNIFORMS.
5. Black Belts a. Must wear a Black Belt which indicates the degree held. b. Must wear the officially approved T.AG.B. uniform. Such uniform shall not be worn after the membership of the individual lapses or is otherwise terminated. c. All 4th Degree Black Belts and above to wear black strips vertically down outside edge of each trouser leg. Coloured Belts: d. Must wear the appropriate coloured belt e. From 9th Kup onwards they must wear the officially approved T.AG.B. uniform. Such uniform shall not be worn in the event that the individual’s Membership lapses or is otherwise terminated. f. Coloured suits may not be worn at any tournament, course, grading or seminar.
6. T.A.G.B. LICENCE AND GRADING BOOKLET All members must pocess a grading booklet and current T.A.G.B. licence prior to their first grading i.e. 9th Kup.
7. QUALIFICATION OTHER THAN T.A.G.B. Anyone wishing to join the T.A.G.B., who has certificates from other countries, must have all qualifications verified by the T.A.G.B. Council who will endorse them if approved. Students joining our School.
I. All students joining from other martial arts must revert back to beginner member irrespective of their grade.
2. All students joining from other Tae Kwon Do Associations must comply with the following: a. Coloured Belts: i. Within 6 months of joining the Association, take an assessment grading under a qualified examiner (assessment grading to take place at normal club gradings) ii. The students grading application should be marked “ASSESSMENT” and should be accompanied by a grading certificate and Association Licence from their previous training, i.e. Name of club, name of instructor, duration of training, number of sessions per week, reason for leaving etc. iii. At an assessment grading, the examiner is empowered to regrade the student from “beginner” upto and including his/her existing grade, but no higher. iv. The cost of an assessment grading is the same as the normal grading fee and the student must then pay as per normal T.A.G.B. rules. v. Students must attend assessment gradings in a proper T.A.G.B. dobok. They are allowed to wear their “old-style” belt for this grading. vi. It is up to the club instructor’s discretion what kind of belt and dobok a. joining student is allowed to wear at normal club training sessions,Prior to their assessment grading. b Black Belts:Details of rank to be submitted to T.AG.B. Management Council together with proof from previous association. Plus recommendation from Current T.A.G.B. instructor for approval.
8. CONRA VENTION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS Anyone contravening the above rules and regulations may be expelled from the T.A.G.B.
9. DISPUTES In any dispute, the ruling of the T.AG.B. Management Council is final. N.B. Amy of the above rules and regulations may be altered or added to from time to time. It is the responsibility of the instructor to ensure that His copy is kept up-to-date.
10. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP The lapse or termination howsoever arising of a Member’s Membership of the T.A.G.B. shall be without prejudice to those rights of the T.AG.B. and obligations of Members that are by their nature intended to continue to apply after termination, including but not limited to the provisions Of Regulations 5, 7b, 12, 15 .
BRITISH TAE KWON-DO COUNCIL LICENCE PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Whilst injuries in Tae Kwon-Do are not quite common place as in other contact sports these can at times, be so serious as to dramatically affect the injured party or even result in death. The natural reaction in such cases is to seek compensation and this will involve court action which may or may not be successful. It is estimated that only one in five such actions results in an award of damages and a seven or eight year delay must be anticipated. Personal accident insurance will provide such automatic compensation without the need to prove that anybody is liable. To provide immediate compensation without need to prove liability or pursue court action The British Tae Kwon-Do Council have arranged Personal Accident Insurance in respect of all members. This should ensure that in the event of death a sum is available to the members direct dependents but where permanent total disablement, such as loss of an eye, a limb, or total inability to pursue an occupation occurs, higher compensation to help rebuild a shattered life is called for. Whilst no amount of compensation can adequately replace the quality of living previously enjoyed, a sensible benefit of around £25,000 is considered suitable. Weekly benefits to assist, but not to replace for the loss of wages is also insured through this particular benefit only applies to people in waged employment. The British Tae Kwon-Do Council considers this fact relative to the ages and employment conditions of their membership and to this end a small degree of assistance is given to students and junior members. The benefits are as follows; Death £5,000 per Insured Person of under 18 years of age £25,000 per Insured Person over 18 years of age Total and Irrecoverable loss of sight in one or both eyes £25,000 Loss of one or two limbs £25,000 Total and Irrecoverable loss of sight of one eye and Loss of one limb £25,000 Permanent Total Disablement Total loss of sight of one or both eyes or loss of limb £25,000 Temporary Total Disablement £5 per week per Insured Person of under 16 years of age. Entitlement to this benefit is to a maximum sum of £250 £60 per week per Insured Person over 16 years of age in full / part time employment. Entitlement to this benefit is dependent upon loss of earnings incurred to a maximum of £60 per week. Maximum sum payable £3,000 £15 per week per Insured Person who is unemployed and students in full time education. Entitlement to this benefit is dependent upon loss of any other benefit / grants due to the injury to a maximum of £15 per week. Maximum sum payable £300 To qualify for any of these benefits you must have been absent from employment or studies for a period of more than two weeks and proof of absence and loss of earnings will need to be supported by official paperwork i.e. Medical Certificates In order for any of the above benefits to be applied, claims should be submitted on an official claims form to the Insurance Officer of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council within 21 days, failure to do so will jeopardise your claim and may result in loss of benefits. (Continued on next page) Liability Insurance Injury to a third party or damage to property of others could almost automatically result in a claim for damages, such claims and their associated expenses should the case go to court can be very costly. In the absence of adequate Liability Insurance, members will find themselves financially responsible for any damages and costs awarded, to this end included in the membership insurance of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council is a Third Party Liability Insurance for all its members. Benefit is as follows; Limit of Liability £5,000,000 / unlimited in any one of insurance Members Professional Indemnity As a Tae Kwon-Do student regardless of grade at some time you may be requested to assist the Instructor and train junior grades within the lesson. To this end in order that you can do this officially the British Tae Kwon-Do Council has included in its membership insurance Indemnity cover to the sum of £1,000,000. All insurance cover is only available to British Nationals and students who have resided in the U.K. for longer than six months.
BRITISH TAE KWON-DO COUNCIL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council to safeguard the welfare of children and all others involved in its activities by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. All members of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council who instruct children in the art of Tae Kwon-Do must be provided with a copy of this policy document including the “Code of Behaviour” and must adhere to its contents.
If you suspect a child is being abused:
1. Initially inform your Instructor and your parent organisation’s management council.
2. Record the facts as you know them and give a copy to the relevant Instructor and forward a copy to your organisation’s management council.
3. Ensure that the child has access to an independent adult.
4. Ensure that no Tae Kwon-Do situation arises which could cause any further concern.
If a child discloses to you abuse by someone else:
1. Allow the child to speak without interuption, accepting what is said.
2. Alleviate feelings of guilt and isolation, without making any judgement.
3. Advise that you will try to offer support, but that you must pass the information on (steps 1-4 above) the same way as in suspecting a child is being abused.
If you receive an allegation about any adult or about yourself:
1. Immediately inform a member of your organisation’s council and an officer of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council.
2. Record the facts as you know them and forward a copy to your organisation’s management council and a further copy to the secretary General or the Chairman of the British Tae Kwon-Do Council.
3. Try to ensure no one is placed in a position, which could cause further compromise.
THE INSTRUCTOR MUST REFER; THEY MUST NOT INVESTIGATE