Terms and Conditions  −  14th IFK Australia Open Championships

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: For Clicker Kumite & Roppon Shobu Kumite the following equipment is required: Compulsory: Clean Dogi with appropriate club & organisation badges, mouth guard, groin guard (males), Shin & instep protectors & mitts as approved by the IFKKA and must be of the cloth type. Finger & toe nails should be clean and cut short.

Optional: Chest guards (females) - Juniors under 8 years all equipment except a mouth guard are optional.

Body Piercings: These are to be removed, If they are unable to be removed, it is the responsibility of competitor with piercings to ensure they are adequately covered with tape The student is to supply their own tape and it is to be of a type used for rigid sports strapping e.g. Elastoplast Sport Rigid Strapping Tape. This is to be inspected and final decision for inclusion in the event will be made by the event coordinator on the day.

Glasses: For Roppon Shobu and Clicker Kumite divisions, glasses/spectacles are not permitted to be worn unless they are of a safety sports standard. Contact lenses may be worn if the competitor chooses. For Full contact sparring only contact lenses may be worn.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: I, the person named as competitor on this ticket, or my Guardian on my behalf, do hereby voluntarily submit my application for attendance and participation in this event. As a condition of acceptance of my entry in the above event, for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, I do hereby waive all and any claims right of cause of action, which I or they might otherwise have arising out of any loss of life or injury, damage, or loss of any description whatsoever which I may suffer or sustain in the course of, or consequent upon, my entry in the said event.

If I am not already a member of the International Federation of Karate Kyokushinkai Australia Inc (henceforth IFKKA), I agree to become a member of the IFKKA for the duration of the event stated on this entry form.

This waiver, release, and discharge shall and does operate separately in favour of all persons, corporations, and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event. I specifically agree not to sue the individuals or organisations referred to above, fully recognising that this covenant is part consideration for my being allowed to compete, and upon which the IFKKA. relies in accepting my application. I consent that any reproductions of my likeness, created in any manner whatsoever, furnished by me or taken of me in connection with the tournament can be used for publicity, promotion, television showing, or instructions, and I waive any and all claim to compensation in regard thereto.

MEDICAL DECLARATION : By signing this, I hereby assume full and total responsibility for my safety and personal possessions and releases the tournament organisers, agents, sponsors and other competitors from any liability, for any injury or personal loss of any kind whatsoever. I understand that any medical treatment will be of First Aid nature only and a thorough medical check will need to be done at my own expense and time if required. NOTE: Adult Full Contact fighters must also submit a separate doctor’s certificate.

I declare all information on this form is true and correct, and that any misrepresentation will lead to a disqualification without refund. I understand also that divisions could be merged, split, or cancelled at the tournament organiser's discretion with no refunds. My use of this ticket to enter the competition indicates that I understand the risks associated with participating in this kind of karate tournament and I have fully read, understood, and agree to the terms contained herein, and upon which I intend the promoters to rely.

CANCELLATION / WITHDRAWAL: A refund for withdrawing from this event will only be made if three (3) full business days notice prior to the commencement of the event is given. The amount refunded will be the amount paid, less any transaction and/or processing fees incurred by the IFKKA. No refund will be issued for a competitors non-attendance or failure of the organisers to provide teams for all entrants.

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