The Chase Karate Clubs  TM  
Affiliated to the B.S.K.A. and BUDO of Great Britain


We take child protection very seriously at the club. We rigorously comply fully with all necessary requirements, and have also been vetted by police and local authorities.


As the Chief Instructor and Technical Director I hold a current, checked and validated enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) certificate, as do all my club instructors.


I am appropriately trained in first aid, as are a number of the other instructors. The qualification that I have selected for our club is the First Aid at Work (FAW) certification as is for Sports and Leisure Centre Staff. This is recognised as the industry standard. I also maintain a refresher program to keep my first aid qualifications current. One of our black belt instructors, who is also the clubís Child Protection Officer, is a medical doctor and works locally as a General Practitioner. In addition a number of other students are also involved in the medical field. If there were a situation (there hasnít been to date) that required medical emergency treatment then we would of course rely on the emergency services and would contact them immediately and seek their guidance in how to respond.


One of many requirements, prior to schools and leisure centres hiring dojo facilities to us, is that all our members are covered by appropriate martial arts public liability insurance. All of our members benefit from £2,000,000.00 member-to-member Public Liability Insurance. This is a group policy for which licensed members of our club are included. Members can train at any of our listed karate classes, and are also covered to attend courses and events arranged by the club. However, the insurance specifically DOES NOT cover you to train elsewhere and is not transferable.

  • All of our classes are mixed with male and female students, both adult and children, in attendance.

  • We actively encourage parents to either participate, or watch our classes at any time.

Neil Mann
Chief Instructor and Technical Director
Chase Shotokan Karate Clubs

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