Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for Seminar and Event Participation

Events organised or managed by our dojo are intended to be fun for all. Participants should experience a highly appreciative and motivating atmosphere to help them make good progress in their development by exercising with various partners and building friendships. The health and well-being of the participants is our highest priority.

Therefore, participants of events that are organised or managed by the Aikido Dojo Oberursel agree to and comply with the following:

You – and any participating person under your guardianship or supervision – will not participate in any of our classes, seminars or other events if you know of a health risk that will put yourself or any third party in danger. Likewise, participation is not allowed under the influence of alcohol, drugs or strong medication.

You – and any participating person under your guardianship or supervision – have valid health insurance that covers martial arts seminars in Germany. Organisers and teachers are not obliged to verify your insurance status.

You participate at your own responsibility - organisers and teachers are liable only for acts of gross negligence or malice. Participants release the organisers and teachers from any liability for incidents that happen outside the event's venue or outside of the schedule, such as travel times or interval activities.

Organisers and teachers have no custody, supervisory or other legal responsibility for under-age persons, in particular not for any time outside the immediate training schedule or the practice area.

Our events are public sports events—visitors and press are welcome to attend. (Unless stated otherwise.) Visitors are asked to keep quiet and refrain from eating and drinking during the practice; strictly no photography or filming.

The venue is publicly accessible. Therefore the participants are asked to keep a close eye on their belongings, wardrobe and valuables. Neither organisers nor landlord are liable for theft or damages to the participants' property by third parties. The venue has no lockable rooms or cabinets which are theft-proof.

For most events, the organisers assign someone to take photographs and/or shoot videos. Carefully selected pictures and film clips are pub-lished on the dojo's website aikido-oberursel.de, on the websites tv-weisskirchen.de and oberursel.de, in our video channel vimeo.com/aikidooberursel, and in other non-commercial online channels directly managed by our dojo, on flyers, posters and other print material used to promote our dojo, and in the online and print channels of the (local) press¬¬ reporting on this event. The participants are asked to give their consent to be depicted in this material on the participants list; they have the right to refuse the publication of material in which they can be personally identified in one or all of the above mentioned channels. A given consent may be revoked at any time by written request.

Participants may sign up for our e-mail newsletter by leaving their e-mail address on the participants list. Please read our Data Privacy Statement for more details (see link below).

Organisers and teachers may exclude individuals from participation in a class, seminar or event if they fail to comply with any of the above terms or if they impact negatively on the event or if there is strong evidence that they will. If somebody is excluded before the event starts, paid fees may be refunded fully or in part, depending on the event's terms. If somebody is excluded after the event has started, fees are not refunded.

Please read our Data Privacy Statement for information on how we store, use and publish personal data collected in the course of our events.

Terms & Conditions for Regular Classes

For regular classes, the terms of the TV 1889 Weißkirchen/Ts. e.V. club extend and override the above terms. The Aikido Dojo Oberursel is a department of this non-profit sports club.

Terms & Conditions for Gradings

Additional terms and conditions apply to the kyu gradings of our dojo members:

All participants receive an exam fact sheet before the grading. It contains the minimum requirements, the grading syllabus, the order of events, applicable fees and other terms.

The grading guideline is used by the board of examiners to evaluate the accomplishments of the candidates. The document is available upon request.


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