Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to including people of all races, genders, religions, sexual orientations ages, and physical or intellectual abilities.

We welcome and celebrate the different cultures and communities represented by our membership.

We understand that many minority groups have been excluded from accessing and succeeding in many areas of society and we will make every effort improve the diversity in our association. The martial arts offers activity for people of all ages and abilities and no one should be excluded from succeeding.

We accept that currently martial arts participation with our school is not fully representative of the communities in which we train and will actively recruit women and people from minority groups in order to redress this imbalance.

We welcome you to participate in the organisation and training in all of our clubs sharing our commitment to diversity.

If members or instructors behave in any way to exclude or discriminate against people because of physical or mental ability, race, sexual orientation, age, gender, trans status or religion/belief in any class context or in public, including online, your behaviour will not be welcome and your will be asked to leave.

We all need to improve our understanding of diversity and inclusion and you are welcome to ask for support in improving your education and understanding of issues facing minority groups.

We will review the diversity and inclusion in our clubs annually.

We will review this statement annually or more regularly if necessary