Code of Conduct

Permission/

Consent

Permission should be sought throughout the process of all interactions.
    
Permission can be revoked at any time.
    
In martial situations, permission is given by stepping onto the training floor, mat, ring or roda.

In Martial situations, permission is revoked by leaving the above if possible, tapping out, or verbally revoking if leaving is not possible.

Asking for a Partner or a spot/physical assistance implies permission for the physical contact necessitated by the activity at hand, no more.

Asking for a Partner or spot/physical assistance does not imply permission for physical, contact, stalking or harassment after the activity at hand has ended.

No Means No. Silence Means No. Only a Yes Means Yes.


Photography

Photography and filming of Open Sessions Rodas, and Jams is permitted.

Photography and filming of Classes is left to the discretion of the teacher.

The only exception to the above will be the official photographers designated by the organizers.

Participation in the festival indicates permission to be photographed and filmed by the organizers and designated official photographers.


Violence

Physical altercations and violence are inherent aspects of the martial arts as is the Mindful, Disciplined, and Ceremonial control of violence and physical altercations.

Our main goal is to nurture the discipline, respect and physical mastery of Martial and other arts and to control/contextualize the violence in a healthy way.

All altercations must begin, end, and be resolved in the training space, ring, roda.

Any physical attacks taking place outside of the above context will be dealt with swiftly through legal apparatus.

Non Physical forms of violence: not limited to, but including verbal abuse, sexism, racism, homophobia, ageism, will not be tolerated. 

Please speak up when something occurs. Silence Is Violence and prevents the organizers from protecting our guests.