Calderdale Family Karate Club has a clear vision about what it wants to achieve and the legacy it wants to leave. We welcome any further feedback on our current club charter.
Our Club Charter;
1. To create a lasting legacy of traditional martial arts in local communities of Calderdale.
2. To foster and practice the traditional martial art values of; confidence, respect, and discipline.
3. Provide varied Traditional Tang Soo Do lessons that are stimulating to participants.
4. Provide a safe environment for people to learn Traditional Tang Soo Do and at a pace which they are comfortable with.
5. To improve the fitness levels of participants and help them to lead healthy lifestyles.
6. Provide quality instruction at a cost that is affordable to local communities.
Calderdale Family Karate teaches the traditional martial art of Tang Soo Do. In common with other traditional martial arts we aim to develop character, discipline, and respect. Correct etiquette is therefore fundamental to our club values. The following rules (PDF Document)therefore apply to anyone choosing to train with our club.
Calderdale Family Karate acknowledges its moral and legal obligation to safeguard children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We are committed to ensuring that all children, young people, and vulnerable adults are protected and kept safe from harm during any of our lessons or organised functions. The following policy statement (left) and comprehensive safeguarding policy document (right) detail our safeguarding procedures and arrangements.
Membership and Insurance
All Calderdale Family Karate students and instructors must have a current license. Licensing is provided via the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association and needs renewal every year. The license is needed because it includes insurance, entitlement to grade, and a record of gradings. Club membership provides member to member cover for injuries caused by negligence. Membership also includes Personal Accident insurance in case of injuries sustained whilst participating in Martial Arts. The details of the Personal Accident insurance are provided below (Gold Cover).
All of our instructors are licensed with the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association and have Public Liability insurance. This provides indemnity for liability arising from their instruction, demonstration or supervision of martial arts activities.
Data Protection and GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) commences on 25th May 2018. The Regulations don’t just apply to businesses and large employers – they also extend to sports clubs. This is because most clubs regularly handle personal data for their respective members.
The Regulations mean that clubs must have robust processes and policies in place to manage the personal data of their members. Generally sports clubs are required to ensure that the personal data held about members is:
viewed only by those who really need to view it
limited to what is needed
only kept for only as long as it is needed
deleted / destroyed after a period of time
available to be seen by its owner on request
not unnecessarily shared with third-parties
easily amended if incorrect
Calderdale Family Karate does receive, manage and hold some personal information regarding its members. This information is limited though to; full name, date of birth, address, gender, telephone number, e-mail addresses, class attendance, basic payment details for classes, essential medical information, and details of gradings/promotions.
The Club strictly limits sharing this information with third-parties. The main recipient of information from the Club is the British Martial Arts and Boxing Association who provide our student and instructor licensing and insurance. This web site is provided via Wix and has a "contact us" facility that uses an e-mail interface. Both of these hosts are GDPR compliant, and secure.
The Club has undertaken a self-assessment upon; the records it holds, who they are shared with, the risks associated with this information and the measures in place and needed to mitigate these risks. We therefore wish to assure all of our members that all electronic and paper-based records are maintained in a secure manner, and are administered solely by the Chief Instructor.
The UK will soon withdraw from the European Union and the future scope of the Regulations is therefore unclear. Calderdale Family Karate will continue though to apply rigorous data protection procedures in accordance with any amendments or changes to future legislation.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the way that we manage your data please feel free to discuss them with the Chief Instructor.