LBJJ Covid Wavier
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people.
Long Beach Jiu Jitsu (LBJJ) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, LBJJ cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending LBJJ activities could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending LBJJ event and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at LBJJ event may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, LBJJ volunteers, and program participants and their families.
I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at LBJJ events (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless LBJJ, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of LBJJ, its employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any LBJJ event.
I, the undersigned hereby waive all claims against any and all persons associated with the Long Beach Jiu Jitsu or LBJJ. I understand that I am participating in a martial art which has body contact. I understand that this form of martial arts involves choke holds, arm locks, neck cranks, ankle locks, throws, slams, punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and such which could potentially cause serious injury or even death. I assume full responsibility for all my actions during and connected to the above organization. I understand the risk of participating in this form of martial arts training and hereby release Long Beach Jiu Jitsu or LBJJ and all of its agents, employees and associates of and from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, medical bills, and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or relating to any negligent or other act or omission, and/or any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the undersigned or any property of the undersigned in participating in this form of training. I, the undersigned also state that I am in good physical condition and know of no reason why I can not train in this form of training. I understand that in case of emergency, I hereby authorize any licensed medical personnel to perform any accepted medical assistance deemed necessary and I agree to bear the expense of any such treatment. As additional consideration for training at Long Beach JiuJitsu or LBJJ Academy, I agree that my attendance and/or performance at the academy and abroad at events and such may be photographed, filmed and/or taped and used by Long Beach Jiu Jitsu or LBJJ for marketing purposes and I authorize the use of my image and I waive any compensation thereof – even if I discontinue my training at Long Beach Jiu Jitsu or LBJJ. I acknowledge that I would like to receive correspondence from the academy via telephone, mail, and email. I, the undersigned, being duly aware of the risks and hazards inherent upon participating in this form of martial arts agree to all its rules, terms, and conditions. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Long Beach Jiu Jitsu or LBJJ’s sparring rules, have read them, understand them, and agree to honor and obey them. I understand that disobeying the rules may, at the instructor’s discretion, result in suspension or expulsion from the Long Beach Jiu Jitsu or LBJJ and that I will not be entitled to a refund and if expelled must pay the remainder of my contract if one has been signed. In signing the foregoing release, the undersigned hereby acknowledges and represents: that he/she has read the foregoing release, understands it and signs it voluntarily; that he/she is over 18 years of age and of sound mind. If under 18, parent/legal guardian in signing this release agrees to all its terms and conditions for their child.
Date: December 8, 2023