Code of conduct
On becoming a member of the SSA you will be expected to adhere to the following code of good ethical conduct and practice as summarised below. All members will:
|Consider the wellbeing and safety of all participants.
|Develop an appropriate working relationship with other members based on mutual trust and respect.
|Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.
|Promote the positive aspects of the martial art (eg fair play) both within and outside of the salle.
|Display consistently high standards of personal conduct both within and outside of the sale including social media.
|Display courtesy towards all members of the SSA and other martial groups.
|Conform to SSA weapon and kit standards at all times.
|Follow all guidelines laid down by the SSA.
|Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and level of insurance cover.
|Never exert undue influence over other members to obtain personal benefit or reward (eg bullying, blackmail or extortion).
|Never condone rule violations, rough play, or the use of dangerous weapons (sharps).
|Encourage members to value their contribution and not just results.
|Never teach or share SSA material outside the salle without the prior permission of the SSA Instructors (copyright of all SSA material remains with the School).
|A breach of the Code of Conduct will result in one of the following at the discretion of the President depending on the considered severity by the SSA Committee
– A verbal warning
– A written warning
– A temporary termination of membership
– Expulsion from the SSA