Code of Practice

Code of Practice for Parents/Careers
Parents and guardians provide good support and encouragement to their children whilst participating in the Martial Arts at our Academy. We encourage you to become more involved in your child’s training, to understand what they are doing and to help them in their practice.

• Encourage your child to learn the rules and work within them.
• Discourage unfair play and arguing with coaches.
• Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
• Never force your child to take part in a Martial Art.
• Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
• Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
• Publicly accept officials’ and coaches’ judgments’.
• Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their Martial Art.
• Use correct and proper language at all times.
• Leave the coaching to the coaches.
• Don’t come onto the mats uninvited.
• Please make sure mobile phones are turned off during your child’s session.
• Noise in the waiting area distracts from the class in progress both for the coaches and also for the participants, please keep conversation low and if younger children become too noisy, please take them out of the room.
• Accompanying children must be supervised at all times and not left unattended.
• Please drop off and collect your child in a timely manner
• Younger children must be escorted between the Centre and your car.

Code of Practice for Members
Robson’s Family Karate Centre believes that it is important that members, coaches, staff volunteers and family members associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

As a member of Robson’s Family Karate Centre, you are expected to abide by the following code of practice:
1. All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
2. All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
3. Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach prior to their class, if they are going to be late.
4. Members must wear suitable kit to classes as defined from time to time by the Chief Instructor for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
5. Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
6. Members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at any event.
7. Members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
8. Members are not allowed to bring hot food into the Centre whilst classes are going on. This is due to the fact that some smells can make people feel nauseous whilst exercising.
9. If a member is late to class, they must wait at the edge of the mats, until invited by the coach to join in at a suitable opening.