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Limit 1 Intro per person, followed by option to purchase regular, ongoing membership.

I realize and agree that refunds will not be given, regardless of attendance missed or any other factors.

WAIVER

I have read and understand this waiver / release and agreement and agree to its provisions. I am not under their influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other intoxicants. I am not suffering from any illness or incapacity. I am over 18 years of age. (If not over 18 years of age, parent or guardian must sign.)

  1. I hereby RELEASE AND DISCHARGE Lia Suzuki, Aikido Kenkyukai Los Angeles, Aikido Kenkyukai International, USA, their owners, agents, employees and instructors (collectively referred to as “Released Parties”), from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that I may hereafter have for injuries and damages arising out of my participation in martial arts activities, including but not limited to losses CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.
  2. I further agree that I WILL NOT SUE OR MAKE A CLAIM against the Released Parties for damages or other losses sustained as a result of my participation in the Martial Arts. I also agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD THE RELEASED PARTIES HARMLESS from all claims, judgments and costs, including attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with any action brought as a result of my participation in the Martial Arts.
  3. I understand and acknowledge that the Martial Arts have inherent dangers that no amount of care, caution, instruction or expertise can eliminate and EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH SUSTAINED WHILE PARTICIPATING IN THE MARTIAL ARTS WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES.
  4. I hereby expressly recognize that this Agreement and Release of Liability is a contract pursuant to which I have released any and all claims against the Released Parties resulting from my participation in the Martial Arts including and an all claim caused by the negligence of the Released Parties.
  5. I expressly agree that this Agreement and Release of Liability is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of California and that, if any portion of the Agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
  6. I hereby release all officials and professional personnel from any claim whatsoever on account of first aid, treatment or service rendered me during participation in Martial Arts.
  7. I was advised and recognize that instruction in the Martial Arts involves strenuous exercise and personal body contact with the inherent risk of injury, including, but not limited to, pulled muscles, dislocated joints, and broken bones, or even albeit rare, spinal and/or head injuries that cannot be eliminated.
  8. I was also advised that in accordance with the law, the Released Parties do not exclude individuals with medical conditions that do not pose a medically recognized threat to the health or safety of other students in the normal course of training. I understand that there are some unavoidable circumstances where these conditions may require special caution on my part to minimize danger to others, or myself and I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to act accordingly.
  9. In particular, I understand that some students may be infected with diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis that can be transmitted by exchanges of blood or other bodily fluids and that I may be training with them. I acknowledge that I have read and will follow the Released Parties’ procedures (see, below, Blood Borne Pathogen Policy) for dealing with injuries to others, or myself that present opportunities for exposure to blood or body fluids.
  10. I understand that the Martial Arts is an educational system. For the safety of myself and other members, I will practice in a considerate and conscientious manner and strictly follow all rules established by the Released Parties. Should I break any of these rules, I understand that it is the decision of the head instructor whether I may continue training. I will abide by that decision.
  11. This release contains the entire agreement between the parties and the terms are contractual and not a mere recital.
  12. I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL. I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS AND MEANING AND HEREBY DECLARE MYSELF TO BE PHYSICALLY SOUND WITH MEDICAL APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARTIAL ARTS.
  13. This release contains the entire agreement between the parties and the terms are contractual and not a mere recital.

I have read and understand this release and agreement and agree to its provisions. I am not under their influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other intoxicants. I am not suffering from any illness or incapacity. I am over 18 years of age. (If not over 18 years of age, parent or guardian must sign.)

Photo/Video Release
 
I hereby grant Aikido Kenkyukai Los Angeles, Lia Suzuki and Aikido Kenkyukai International, USA permission to use my likeness in photographs, video or other digital reproduction in any and all of its publications, including website entries, without payment or any other consideration. I understand that any photographs/videos/digital reproductions using my likeness may be used for promotional and/or informational purposes.
 
I make this agreement on behalf of myself, my heirs, successors, executors, estate, and dependents. By clicking on “Accept”, I am asserting that I am over 18 years of age, and that I am an adult.

Blood Borne Pathogen Policy

Please Read Carefully

To protect the dojo family against disease, Aikido Kenkyukai has adopted the following policy intended to minimize the risk of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis-B and other blood borne pathogens during training activities. Current available medical evidence suggests that the risk of transmission of HIV during the type of contact that occurs in Aikido training is extremely slight. Organizations such as the NCAA, the National Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Sports Medicine, and the U.S. Olympic Committee have concluded that persons affected with blood-borne pathogens, particularly HIV, should not be barred from participating in contact sports. Certain federal and state anti-discrimination laws may also prohibit such a ban. These organizations have also concluded that the already slight risk of transmission of HIV and other blood-borne pathogen diseases can be reduced further by the adoption of the Center for Disease Control-recommended "Universal Precautions". This Dojo will observe these "Universal Precautions". Generally this means that instructors and persons training in this dojo shall treat all exposed body fluids as if they were infected. Specifically, the following measures will be observed at all times:

  1. If you have any open cuts or sores, you must clean them with a suitable antiseptic and cover them securely with a leakproof dressing before coming onto the mat. Make sure that the cut or sore stay covered while you are training. If your hands or feet have broken skin, suitable gloves or tabi may be worn to cover these areas. If you notice that someone else has an open cut or sore remind them of their obligation before training with that person.
  2. If a bleeding wound, even a minor one, occurs during training, the person bleeding shall immediately stop training and leave the mat until the bleeding stops and the wound is securely covered. Immediate measures shall be taken to stop the bleeding. If the person needs assistance with this then each person assisting shall wear a pair of latex gloves (which are available in the dojo first aid kit). Hands shall be washed with soap and hot water immediately after gloves are removed. All used gloves, bloody dressings and rags, etc shall be placed in a leakproof plastic bag provided for that purpose. All contaminated items should be disposed of carefully. Minor bloodstains on Gi should be treated with a disinfectant provided for this purpose. If there are major blood stains the Gi shall be removed as soon as possible, placed into a leakproof container and handled carefully until it can be laundered or disposed of.
  3. If you come into contact with the blood of another, you shall immediately stop training, leave the training area and wash the exposed area thoroughly with soap and hot water before returning.
  4. If blood is present on the mat, the training partner of the person bleeding shall insure that no one inadvertently comes into contact with the blood, while the bleeding person attends to his injury (in accordance with #2, above). The blood should be cleaned up as soon as possible by wiping the exposed surface with a disinfectant solution provided for this purpose. Each person assisting with this task shall put on a pair of latex gloves and shall wash their hands with soap and hot water immediately after the gloves are removed. It is preferable however that the person bleeding clean their own blood. Bloody rags and used gloves shall be disposed of as set out in Paragraph 2.

Finally, there are other diseases and illnesses aside from those transmitted through blood. You are reminded that you are responsible for not only your own health and safety but the health and safety of others with whom you train. If you know or suspect that you have any illness or disease which might infect others, please refrain from training until you are no longer a risk to others. This self-defense and consideration of yourself and your fellow Budoka is your responsibility and part of your training. It is embodied in the spirit of the Budo we study.

I have read and understand this release and agreement and agree to its provisions. I am not under their influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other intoxicants. I am not suffering from any illness or incapacity. I am over 18 years of age. (If not over 18 years of age, parent or guardian must sign.)

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Tweens & Teens Premium Martial Arts Intro

  • $315 Value
  • 5 Intro Classes
  • Free Uniform
  • White Oak Weapons Set (Made in Japan)
  • Bokto case with shoulder strap

This is a fantastic deal and everything your teen will need continue their Aikido training for years to come.

What People Are Saying:

Lia Sensei spent years in Japan absorbing the essence of Aikido training and Japanese perseverance and grace from great teachers, and in turn she now transmits that depth of feeling to her students. Her fundraising and charitable works are exemplary, and she does lots with very little. She is admired from far and wide.

Nat McCully, Sr.Engineer

I came looking for exercise I wouldn't get bored of and self defense skills, and while I still get plenty of training in those areas, the reasons I come to Aikido have expanded. I now find aikido training helps with emotional strength, mental clarity, spiritual growth, confidence, and even communication (or as we call it, verbal aikido).

Ellis Bahl, Filmmaker

Lia Suzuki Sensei is a highly qualified teacher of Aikido. She is one of the senior women in the United States in the art. Her training history is top notch and her instruction is powerful, clear, and personable. Very professional.

George Ledyard, Instr'r

I've found Suzuki Sensei to be a very effective teacher and martial artist. She combines quality of communication, technical proficiency, and a sense of joy in her teaching and technique. I am also very impressed with her drive and commitment to improving access to Aikido programs for youth, especially those who might otherwise not have the opportunity to receive the benefits of Aikido training.

Charles Colten, NPO Exec

I started training aikido in early 2009. Aikido was a good match for me as I wanted a martial art that I could continue doing my entire life. Unfortunately, I've moved around a lot since then - and while I've kept my Aikido up I haven't had one dojo as a "home base." On the other hand, I've worked with many instructors and seen a WIDE range of teaching styles. Finally, once I arrived in LA I signed up for some intro classes with Kenkyukai to see if the dojo would be a good fit for me. A few classes later, I signed up for the year. Suzuki Sensei embodies many of the principals of Aikido and comes from a direct lineage of Aikidoka. What this means for the layman is she's "close" to the source. She's very skilled and deeply cares about the art.

Marc Falzon, Artist

So much enthusiasm and dedication from Lia Sensei! Thank you for teaching our kids so superbly!

Carlos Barrios MD

Lia Sensei changed my life. Her teachings in Aikido have had a profound impact on who I am today and continue to shape me everyday into a stronger, more grounded person. Lia Sensei is truly a one-of-a-kind teacher. She is passionate to no end about Aikido which comes through in her thoughtful though very Japanese style of teaching. Her Aikido classes always leave me drenched in sweat by the end which I have almost never experienced anywhere else (except Japan!) They are intense, dynamic, and feel the way a martial art should truly feel, like a sacred practice.

Chris Coats, Filmmaker

The work that Suzuki Sensei is doing with her students is phenomenal! I've been to the dojo and trained as a guest. The dojo is spacious, the students kind and generous - and earnest martial artists." "If you happen to live in any of the locations where Sensei has a dojo go and train. You will be glad you did. If you have children that are in need of a nourishing and fun environment - Aikido Kenkykai is the place to take them.

Tony Blomert, Author