Waiver of Liability at Joseph Hauss LLC DBA Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu ("Company") and various on-site, off-site, and online classes and programs associated and taught by Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu, including but not limited to, in house tournaments, seminars and workshops, camps, and gym exchanges ("Activity").

I, the undersigned, give the instructors, staff, and responsible adults the power to authorize medical or other treatment of the person names under "Student Name". If I am not the person so named, I am the parent, guardian, or adult responsible for the person named, and I have the legal right to grant this power. Treatment may be made without regard to whether I or any other parent, guardian, or adult responsible has been contacted or has consented to the specific treatment. This authority begins on the date signed and continues indefinitely. 

By giving my authorization, I assume responsibilities for all decisions made, provided they are reasonable decisions under the circumstances based upon the knowledge and understanding of the person making the decisions, and I trust their judgment and offer the benefit of the doubt to them in any claim or legal proceeding. This presumption may only be overcome by clear and convincing evidence that they acted with malice or willful gross negligence, and, if so, they may still be liable.

I understand that the instructors, senior students, or other may have some skills in first aid, CPR, at their discretion, I authorize them to use those skills and techniques to assist in any circumstance in which they judge their skills would be necessary or helpful.


Safety is not the sole responsibility of instructors and staff. Everyone in class is responsible for their own safety and the safety of those around them.

All students have the right and responsibility to excuse themselves from any exercise they believe will be harmful to them. All students must evaluate each situation in the context of their skill and current physical condition and conduct each drill in a manner that is safe. If an instructor gives an instruction that is unsafe for the student, it is the student's responsibility to inform the instructor that the skill may be unsafe. The instructor will rountinely excuse the student from unsafe exercises and drills. the instructor may ask for an explanation, and the student is expected to provide one.

All students have a responsibility to train and conduct themselves in a manner that helps all students and instructors remain safe. Students must give those who are training enough room to avoid interfering with, and avoid being accidentally struck by, someone else practicing.

In the event of an injury, students have the right and responsibility to evaluate the extent of harm, stopping what they are doing even if it includes a partner, and determining that is is safe to continue. Unless a student is certain that further practice will not create or worsen a problem, all students are encouraged to stop what they are doing and inform an instructor. In the event of a serious injury, or apperance of a serious injury, all students, instructors, staff, and visitors, notably parents, have the right to call a stop to a particular training exercise.

If a student notes an unsafe training situation which may include a student performing a skill incorrectly, a student not being careful about others, a defect in a piece of training equipment, a potentially dangerous obstacle or condition on the floor, or anything else that may cause or lead to harm of students, instructors, staff, visitors, or guests, then the student is expected to correct the situation if within his or her ability, or notify an instructor or staff member immediately. if something is simple to correct, such as picking up equipment left on the floor, the student should correct the situation. if the situation may require the authority of the instructor or staff, or if it is not a simple matter, then an instructor or staff member should be notified immediately.


Martial arts/performance training/fitness training are potentially dangerous activities. Bumps, bruises, scrapes, scratches, and soreness are commonplace, and most students will encounter this sort of minor injury from time to time in their training. More serious injuries are possible, including but not limited to sprain, strains, twists, cramps, and injuries of similar magnitude. The possibility of more serious injury exists, including but not limited to fractured bones, broken bones, torn ligaments, through not all students encounter such serious injuries. There remains, despite safety precautions, the remote possibility of crippling or death, though this is certainly not expected in and martial arts/performance training/fitness class.

I understand the above statement of risk, and I understand the rights and responsibilities of students. I assume responsibility for my own safety (or the safety of my child), understanding and accepting the risks involved with martial arts/performance training/fitness training. Even if the instructor has informed me that no serious injuries have ever happened in this facility or with any of the instructors, I understand that this does not mean that there is no possibility of harm. By assuming this risk, I completely absolve all owners, instructors, staff, students, guests, visitors, landlords, management companies, and any and all other parties of liability for my harm, unless due to gross negligence or intentionally caused in criminal conduct.


Complete martial arts training involves a wide variety of skills. While practicing these skills, students may have contact with any portion of the body. The groin may be the target of kicks, strikes, and grabs. The chest, buttocks, groin, or any part of the body may be contacted by any part of the training partner's body during training of martial arts techniques, or incidentally contacted while performing a martial arts technique targeting another portion of the body. 

When male and female students train together, or when adult and minor students train together, and in any other training combination, the purpose and intent of the class, instructors, and staff is to provide an environment for all students to learn and practice martial arts and self-defense in a respectful manner. Students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all times to ensure the best training results for everyone.

Should any student feel a training partner is engaging in contact beyond the scope of training, or a training partner is taking undue and unacceptable advantage of training contact, or if a student is made uncomfortable by any training exercise or partner, then that student has the right to withdraw from the exercise or drill. If the conduct of the training partner appears inappropriate, the student should inform an instructor. If the conduct of the training partner or any training partner appears criminal, then an instructor should be informed and the authorities may be notified either by the student or the instructor, or both.

I understand the nature of physical contact in martial arts training, and I understand that I have the right to immediately withdraw from any exercise or drill in which the conduct of any party seems beyond the scope of training or makes me uncomfortable. I agree to abide by school etiquette in all matters pertaining to training, and I shall not in any way conduct myself inappropriately or take inappropriate advantage of the contact martial arts training allows.


I agree that Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu has the right to capture, record, and make photo and video shootings, including behind-the-scenes/backstage shootings, during any Activity to create still or motion photographs or films, video, illustration, animation, audio, sound or any other recordings.


As a member athlete of Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu, I will:

  • Grapple for the enjoyment of the sport.
  • Know and practice the core values of Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu: Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, Honesty, Accountability, and Respect.
  • Always strive to challenge myself. Work hard to improve my conditioning and skills.
  • Be a good sport, win or lose. Champions are determined as much by how they handle defeat as they are by how many wins they achieve.
  • Support my teammates and look out for everyone’s best interest.
  • Be on time, and be ready for practice…give 100% effort.
  • Learn the rules and grapple by them. Always be a good sport.
  • Respect my coach, teammates, parents, opponents, and officials.
  • Never argue with an official’s decision.
  • Learn the fundamentals of Safe Sport. Do not engage in misconduct. Report anything that does not seem right to you to a trusted adult.
  • Learn, and put into practice teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline.

Do not force your children to participate in sports, but support their desires to participate in their chosen sports. Children are involved in organized sports for their enjoyment. Make it fun.

  • Encourage your child to grapple by the rules. Remember, children learn best by example, so applaud the good moves of both wrestlers.
  • Emphasize the core values of Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu with your child: Responsibility, Integrity, Dedication, Honesty, Accountability, and Respect.
  • Do not embarrass your child by yelling at opposing wrestlers, coaches or officials. By showing a positive attitude toward the sport and all of its participants, your child will benefit.
  • Emphasize skill development and practices and how they benefit your young athlete. De-emphasize matches and competition in the lower age groups.
  • Know and study the rules of grappling and support the officials on and off the mat. This approach will help in the development and support of the grappling. Any public criticism of the officials during competition only hurts the sport.
  • Applaud a good effort in both victory and defeat, and enforce the positive points of the match. Never yell or physically abuse your child after a match or practice – it is destructive. Work toward removing the physical and verbal abuse in youth sports.
  • Recognize and respect the importance of volunteer coaches. They are integral to the development of your child and the sport. Communicate with coaches and support them.
  • Please be aware of the importance of the USA Grappling Safe Sport Program, and consider taking SafeSport Training to become educated on the safety and wellbeing of your athlete.
  • Volunteers are the heartbeat of every club. Please take the time to learn about your club and the sport of grappling, and look for ways to lend your support.

Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu reserves the right to cancel any membership at any time, at its sole discretion. This action may be taken for any reason deemed necessary, including but not limited to, breaches of academy policies, failure to follow safety guidelines, or conduct that is deemed harmful to the community or reputation of Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu. In the event of such cancellation, the member will be promptly notified. Any refunds issued for prepaid dues beyond the effective cancellation date are subject to Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu's discretion.


Applicable only to Parents Enrolling Minor Child

I agree not to bring any claim or suit agains the owners, instructors, staff, guests, students, landlord, or any other parties on behalf of my child for any injury or harm sustained by an event short of gross negligence or a criminal act, and if applicable, only the criminal shall be the subject of such a claim. I further agree that i will not cause to be brought, nor encourage, a claim or suit. I also agree not to cooperate in the bringing of such a suit or claim except insofar as i may be legally required to do so. Finally, I shall indemnify the owners, instructors, staff, guests, students, and any and all additional defendants covered by this agreement for all judgments, costs, attorney fees, and other expenses incurred as a result of a breach of this agreement.


Should any dispute arise between me, my child, or anyone acting on behalf of my child, regarding these activities, then I specifically agree that the dispute shall be resolved in binding arbitration. Should a suit be filed in Court, I specifically authorize the Court to order the case to binding arbitration.


If any clause, sentence, phrase, or statement is found unenforceable or invalid by any Court of law, the remainder of the document shall remain valid and enforceable, and the invalid clause, sentence, phrase, or statement shall be considered struck from the document.


This document is effective from the date signed with no expiration. Furthermore, the terms of this document are retroactive to the beginning of training and visiting the class if this document was signed after that date.

I have read this Waiver document in it's entirety, and I understand the complete content of it. I understand I can disagree and refuse to sign this waiver, and there are other martial arts schools to choose from. By signing below, I wish to participate at this school and agree to abide by the terms of this waiver agreement.


If there are any questions regarding this Waiver, you may contact us using the following information:

Joseph Hauss LLC
CC: Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu
Website: lakearrowheadjiujitsu.com
Mailing Address: P.O Box 675, Cedar Glen, CA 92321
Email: [email protected]

If you do not agree with the terms of this Waiver, do not attend any in-person or online ("Activity") by Joseph Hauss LLC, or Lake Arrowhead Jiu Jitsu ("Company").