We take the safety and well-being of our students very seriously.

Please find all of our well-fare related documentation available to download, using the links below. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




Read and download our full Safeguarding Statement of Intent, here.

Contact Eve Reddy, our Welfare Officer for Safeguarding at erhgdkarate@gmail.com


NSPCC - If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, call 0808 800 5000.

CHILDLINE - Get help and advice on a wide range of issues, by calling 0800 1111 anytime.


WOMENS AID -  Domestic abuse is not tolerated. Call to report or seek advice, 24/7 on 0808 2000 247.


MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION - You're not alone; talk to someone you trust. See helplines here.


The principal aim of this guidance is to safeguard all members against the potential spread of the virus.



  • hand sanitiser is readily available and appropriately used by students and instructors

  • clear 'zones' are marked for each student to train safely, within the dojo

  • appropriate social distancing is maintained throughout the duration of the class

  • sufficient time is taken before and between classes to cleanse all surfaces / equipment

  • any equipment used (likely to be very limited) will not be shared between students

  • the safe entry and exit of students into and from the dojo 


  • have an up-to-date Hyo Gen Do Karate licence* (this also includes insurance)

  • must complete a Return to Training form (aged 18+ only. For younger students, a parent/guardian will need to complete this on their behalf)

  • pre-book a space (valid for one class)

  • arrive at the class changed and ready to train (gi - suit & obi - belt are mandatory. Face coverings are optional at this time)

  • wear suitable training shoes throughout the class (e.g. plimsolls, clean trainers)

  • queue outside the dojo adhering to social distancing rules​, on arrival (you will be invited in individually and shown to your zone)

  • use hand sanitiser upon entry and exit to the dojo

  • remain in their allocated 'zone' whilst training and respectfully social distance from other students and instructors

  • NOT ki-ai during the class (no shouting permitted)

  • NOT attend any classes, if they or anyone in their household, is experiencing any symptoms of covid-19. You should also follow government advice on testing and quarantine

*If your licence has expired in the past 12 months (Sept 19 - Sept 20) please let us know in the application below. You will be asked to renew this before attending any classes. If you do not hold a current licence, or the expiry date was prior to Sept 19, please contact us separately, here.


  • must complete a Return to Training form, for each dependant student aged 5 -  17yrs

  • will NOT be permitted entry to the dojo at any time (no spectators please, drop-off & pick-up only)

Hyo Gen Do Karate Club
British Karate Federation
World Karate Federation
English Karate Federation
Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts
Khalsa Karate Association

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