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INTRODUCTION

This website is owned and operated by KINDY KARATE. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy.

TRIAL AGREEMENT:

1) Myself / my child will not attend the DOJO if presenting with COViD-19 symptoms.

2) Trials attending our KARATE classes agree to make an effort to follow the Code of Conduct (DOJO KUN) and OKUKAN’s COVID-19 Safe General Guidelines.

3) The person attending our KARATE classes completely understand that KARATE can be a dangerous sport. Any child or adult participating in training and activities associated with the practice of KARATE does so at their own risk. The parent and/or guardian(s) and child(ren) hereby absolves and indemnifies OKUKAN, coaches and other students from all liability arising from injury, death or damage however caused, including by the negligence of the indemnified, and arising out of any activity carried on by the indemnified.

4) We reserve the right to refuse membership to any individual without explanation.

5) Membership is offered at SENSEI Sandra’s discretion. We retain the right to refuse membership on grounds of bad/disrespectful behaviour by the students and/or parent.

6) If you or your child are unwell (runny nose, cough etc), please refrain from entering the DOJO until symptoms resolve

SAFE TRAINING

Decisions and actions at KINDY KARATE contribute to a safe environment, placing great importance on the safety of students. We ensure instructors keep valid accreditation with the Australian Sports Commission. Our training venues are always equipped with a first aid kit and injury record forms to manage accidents.

COVIDSafe TRAINING

We believe we all have the right to train in a COVIDSafe environment. Decisions at KINDY KARATE contribute to A COVIDSafe environment. Instructors and administrators are fully vaccinated. Instructors complete the Australian Government, Department of Health Infection Control Training – COVID-19. As part of OKUKAN’s COVID-19 Policy, our training venue is equipped to contribute to individual hygiene. At KINDY KARATE, we follow a strict Hygiene & Cleaning Protocol in addition to keeping an Attendance Record. Our venue has multiple doors for natural airflow, and will soon be fitted with medical-grade HEPA filters.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or comments about our Terms & Conditions as outlined above, you can contact us at: [email protected] This agreement is in effect as of 13th July 2020. Updated 10 January 2024.

Member Terms & Conditions

INTRODUCTION:

Welcome to kindykarate.com.au. This website is owned and operated by OKUKAN. OKUKAN is our parent dojo. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘Membership Agreement’).

MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT:

1) As a member of KINDY KARATE & OKUKAN, you agree to these Terms & Conditions. Where members are children, this agreement also extends to their parents/guardians.

2) As a member of KINDY KARATE & OKUKAN, you agree to the OKUKAN Policies (upheld for student safety and protection). Please read. 

3) Members will make an effort to follow the Code of Conduct (DOJO KUN) and OKUKAN’s COVIDSafe General Guidelines.

4) Members understand that all content and materials available on okukan.com.au, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of OKUKAN and KINDY KARATE, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any images or content on this site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorised by OKUKAN.

5) Members understand that solely they are responsible for, and KINDY KARATE & OKUKAN will not be liable for, any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorised activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.

6) Members completely understand that KARATE can be a dangerous sport. Any member participates in training and activities associated to the practice of KARATE at their own risk. The member or his/her representatives hereby absolves and indemnifies KINDY KARATE & OKUKAN, coaches and other students from all liability arising from injury, death or damage however caused, including by the negligence of the indemnified, arising out of any activity carried on by the indemnified.

7) All classes are subject to venue availability.

8) All classes are subject to Australian Government regulation in relation to COVID-19.

9) On the day of enrolment and each time you or your child uses our DOJO, you promise us that:

– you/your child are in good physical condition;

– you/your child have not showed COVID-19 symptoms and have not been in contact with COVID-19 known cases within the last 14 days of attendance;

– you know of no medical or other reason why you/your child cannot or should not do active or passive exercise.

10) We reserve the right to close a class due to small numbers and to reallocate enrolled members in a class at a different time and/or location.

11) We reserve the right to refuse membership to any individual without explanation.

12) Members will not teach KARATE publicly or privately unless with the explicit authorisation of SENSEI Sandra Contreras.

13) We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove parts of this Membership Agreement, at any time. It is your responsibility to check this Membership Agreement periodically for changes.Your continued training/active membership following the posting of changes to this Membership Agreement will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

SAFE TRAINING

Decisions and actions at KINDY KARATE & OKUKAN contribute to a safe environment, placing great importance on the safety of students. We ensure instructors keep valid accreditation with the Australian Sports Commission. Our training venues are always equipped with a first aid kit and injury record forms to manage accidents.

COVIDSafe GENERAL GUIDELINES: CHILDREN

Please follow our general guidelines for COVIDSafe training for children:

– Students and visitors are asked to refrain from entering the building if they are suffering COVID-like symptoms (runny nose, cough, etc), and must not return until symptoms resolve. It is a serious offence within our school to break this rule.

– We take hygiene seriously. In the unlikely event that our COVID-19 coordinator (SENSEI) sees a student is unwell or is not keeping good hygiene practices, that student will be asked to return when their symptoms have resolved or when good hygiene practices can be met.

– Monitor your health status and stay away from KARATE when ill until symptoms fully resolve.

– We encourage parents to stay out of the building. Let only one guardian drop off or picking up your child, no watching for the time being. 

– If possible, students should come to training already changed.

– Disinfect or wash your hands before you enter the DOJO.

– Limit your stay to training time -arrive only 5 minutes before class and make your way out as soon as the class finishes.

– If you’d like to speak to SENSEI about student progress, contact Meg to arrange a time

– Keep KARATE uniforms clean and bring your own water bottle.

COVIDSafe GENERAL GUIDELINES: KINDY KARATE (4-5 years) CLASSES

If your child attends Kindy Karate classes for 4-5 year olds, COVID SAFE GENERAL GUIDELINES CHILDREN apply, except, one guardian will be allowed to watch. This is a special consideration that does not extend to Prep or other children classes.

COVIDSafe GENERAL GUIDELINES: ADULTS

Please follow our general guidelines for adults:

– If possible, you should come to training already changed.

– Disinfect or wash your hands before you enter the DOJO.

– Limit your stay to training time.

– Keep KARATE uniforms clean and bring your own water bottle.

– Monitor your health status and stay away from KARATE when ill until symptoms fully resolve.

  • Of course, keep coughing or sneezing into your elbow and observe social distancing inside the DOJO and when you travel to and from the DOJO!

MEMBERSHIP

• Memberships are lifetime but can be cancelled at anytime by OKUKAN if deemed necessary or appropriate. If membership is cancelled, monthly tuition will also be ceased.

• Membership is offered at SENSEI Sandra’s discretion. We retain the right to refuse membership or to cancel membership on grounds of bad/disrespectful behaviour by the student(s) and/or parent(s).

• Members are not entitled to refunds of the membership fee.

• Members are entitled to save their spot in a class in case of COVID closure by paying 50% of tuition and then receiving a 50% discount on tuition when training returns to normal.

• Members are not entitled to refunds of tuition.

• Members are only eligible to train if they have no outstanding fees.

• Members are only eligible to grade (or stripe) if they have no outstanding fees.

• We encourage students to train regularly for their own benefit.

TUITION

• Tuition is charged on a four-weekly cycle, four weeks in advance (ie. 28 days in advance).

• Tuition will start on the date of the first lesson (selected on the enrolment form).

• Tuition is calculated over our annual teaching period between late January and December, and takes into account all public holidays school holidays and scheduled KARATE-events appearing in our yearly training calendar.

• We do not refund, roll-over, run additional classes or allow students to join other classes to make up for any classes they have missed. SENSEI will allow makeup lessons only if she fails to deliver her regular classes.

• Tuition excludes our annual break over Christmas/New Year when classes are not delivered. Tuition will be stopped over this time.

• In the unlikely event a student fails to attend class for some time and is uncontactable, we will cancel their tuition on their behalf and notify them by email.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

OKUKAN does not conduct classes on Public Holidays.

CANCELLATION

We require 28 days written notice of cancellation. Please notify of cancellation via email. Thank you.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or comments about our Terms of Service as outlined above, you can contact us at: [email protected] This agreement is in effect as of 13th July 2020. Updated 10 January 2024.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting kindykarate.com.au, an initiative of Okukan Karate School. We are committed to protecting your privacy. Personal details provided in forms, correspondence or in conversation will only be accessible to your instructor and authorised persons assigned administrative or relevant responsibilities. Details you provide will only be used for the purpose for which you provide these and will not be disclosed to unauthorised parties without your consent, unless required by law.

Code of Conduct

The code of conduct of Karate practitioners consists of five simple everyday rules to help guide the ethical martial artist. The karateka’s code of behaviour or Dojo Kun reads:

  • First and foremost: Seek perfection of character.
  • First and foremost: Be loyal.
  • First and foremost: Endeavour to excel.
  • First and foremost: Respect others.
  • First and foremost: Refrain from violent behaviour.

Kindy Karate

Kindy Karate is a high quality martial arts training program for children (4 years and up!). Designed and delivered by Sensei Sandra, kids receive expert instruction in the Japanese martial art of karate, in our full-time private training facility, 7km north of Melbourne.

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Contact Us

Phone:

0490 112 360

Address:

9 Hunt St, Coburg VIC 3058

Email:

[email protected]

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 8:30pm

Saturday 7:00am to 5:00pm

Closed: Sundays and public holidays