Although WMA Karate schools teach non-contact philosophy, with no offensive contact during free style sparring. Class rules are significant in maintaining the class structure and ensure that the participant derives all the benefit of the instruction in a safe environment. The following are important guidelines to understand and follow. If you have any questions regarding these or any other policies, please consult your instructor.
1) Follow the directions of the Instructor. If you have any question about an instruction, or if you believe that a command could be harmful to you or another student, immediately ask the Instructor.
2) Do not spar unless under the supervision of the Instructor. During Free Style Sparring, NO OFFENSIVE CONTACT is allowed at any time. There are no kicks to the head, face, neck or groin area allowed. Contact shall be limited to the execution of a defensive move (Countering) during Free Style or Three-Step Sparring practice; provided however, that such defensive moves are properly executed with control and not intended to cause physical injury. NO CONTACT is allowed at any time except as set forth above.
3) Train responsibly.