Rules, Policies and Protocols

COVID-19, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Covid-19 Limitations & Enrollment Restrictions

Covid-19 Precautions, Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Non-Attendance When Ill

​If You Have a Communicable Condition or Disease

Healthy Learning Environment

Healthy Lifestyle

Suspicious Strangers

Transportation Safety

Welcoming and Accepting

Diversity and Inclusion

What to do if you are mistreated

Politics, Religion and Personal Views

ADMINISTRATIVE

Before You Can Participate

Required Uniform and Training Equipment Items 

Membership Fee (annual)

Program Fees (tuition)

Payment Schedule

Uniforms and Equipment

Late Fees

NSF & other bank fees

Refund Policies

Program Fees (tuition) Refund

Uniforms and Equipment Refund

Refund Exclusions

Hours of Operation

Absenteeism

Late Arrivals

Early Dismissal

Making up classes or attending other sessions

Illness

Official holidays

Leave of Absence

Entrepreneurial Activity
Announcement Boards and Printed Material

Copyright Restrictions

Unauthorized Transmission of Privileged Information

ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR

Self-Defense

Personal Conduct

Courtesy and Manners 

Welcoming Guests

Training Focus

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Customary Terms of Address

Remedies for Behaviour Non-Conducive

Discipline and Correction

Disciplinary Actions for Serious Matters

COVID-19, HEALTH AND SAFETY

Covid-19 Limitations & Enrollment Restrictions 
Community health measures are dynamic and as such, the policies in place at Kung Fu Regina may change in accordance with safety needs and as they deem appropriate at any time.

All instructors and volunteers at Kung Fu Regina are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 along with applicable booster series.

 

Kung Fu Regina offers varying levels of Covid safety measures, ranging from full-vaccination requirements to programs without restrictions, in efforts to provide safe and meaningful participation opportunities. All students and visitors must comply with the Covid safety measures and requirements as prescribed by Kung Fu Regina while at the training centre or when participating in Kung Fu Regina in-person activities.


Space is limited. For safety, enrollment in any program may be capped.

Covid-19 Precautions, Hygiene and Safety Protocols
These measures may change according to current conditions. They include, but are not limited to, mandatory masking, proper hand washing, maintaining physical distancing, maintaining assigned training areas, using specific pathways within the building, refraining from unnecessary handling or touching of objects or surfaces within the building, refraining from sharing items or training equipment. 

 

All members and visitors must abide by the protocols in place and/or the directives given by representatives of the School during School activities. If you need, please ask for clarification.

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building along with hand washing locations. Masking is recommended in all programs. 

 

Non-Attendance When Ill

No one may enter the training centre or attend in-person activities if experiencing any of the following symptoms or situations: sore throat, headache, fever, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results. 

​If You Have a Communicable Condition or Disease

In addition to the policies on Illness listed above, this pertains to any communicable disease or condition that might possibly be transmitted to others as a result of participating in our programs. If this is the case, you are required to inform the training centre of such condition so that reasonable precautions may be taken. 

 

Individuals with communicable diseases must take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of others. This includes refraining from activities such as training, partner work, sparring, and so on when there is reasonable risk to themselves or others from engaging in such activities.

 

Bodily fluids demand universal precaution include any body fluids. Precautions against blood-borne diseases include: Washing hands, covering cuts and open wounds, cleaning equipment according to recommended procedures, using disposable gloves, immediate cleaning of contaminated blood or other body fluids using rubbing alcohol or a 1:9 solution of bleach and water, or approved bactericidal or viricidal solution.

Furthermore, any other individual engaging in partner work, training, and sparring or other similar conditions where a reasonable risk exists to contract disease, has a right to know of the risk involved in order to make a decision according to their own safety concerns.

Healthy Learning Environment

Recreational drugs, smoking, vaping and alcohol are not allowed on the premises. Food and drink are not allowed in the training area. Students will keep the training hall and all parts of the school neat and orderly. This includes parking lot, entrance way, washrooms and change rooms.

Healthy Lifestyle

All things we give to our body should be nourishing. Those things that do not fulfill this purpose should be kept in moderation. Abuse, misuse or being captive to the effects of alcohol, tobacco and recreational drugs are not part of the Kung Fu Way. Ultimately, we each must make our own decisions. Remember, Kung Fu is a way of life and a way of living.

 

Suspicious Strangers

Students who witness a visitor acting in any way aggressive, confrontational or suspicious should inform their instructor or any administrator immediately.

 

Transportation Safety

Parents and caretakers are welcome inside the training centre while waiting for their child to finish their session.

For safety reasons, we do not want the kids exiting the building without authorized supervision. Children waiting for pick-up are to wait indoors or at a designated safe area. 

 

Parents who drop their children off for classes must wait until they are certain their child is safe inside the school and should be present by the end of session so  children do not have to wait for them. If you arrange for an alternate pick up or drop off you should let us know.

Welcoming and Accepting

We strive to provide an amazing experience for all of our members. We are a family-centred place of diversity and inclusion. A place where we can learn and grow in a fun and challenging way.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Our membership is made up of a wide range of ages, backgrounds, cultures, belief systems, lifestyles and orientations. 

As such, Kung Fu Regina has a zero tolerance policy on harassment and discrimination based on a person's ancestry, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender, disability or other. Read more on what discrimination means here. You can learn more on Saskatchewan's anti-discrimination policies here.

When participating in training or Kung Fu Regina activities, you are asked to set aside your personal biases. Practice empathy, compassion, unity. Learn to forgive. Learn to accept responsibility for your own actions. If you can do this, you're welcome at Kung Fu Regina.

We recognize that our experiences in life affect how we look at each other and regard ourselves. When we learn something new, especially something like the arts of Kung Fu Regina, we may very well be taking big steps beyond our familiarity. Start to open the mind and heart creates room for new understanding and skills.

What to do if you are mistreated

If you are being made to feel uncomfortable due to discriminatory behaviour,  you have the following options:

 

  • Speak directly to the person(s) in question. If you're not comfortable with this, you should:

  • Discuss the matter with any Instructor. This is the easiest step to clear any confusion or correct any inappropriate behaviour.

 

We must be sensitive to the feelings of others. We must be conscious of what we say and do. Try to avoid improper language that might be offensive. We're just human and will be bound to make mistakes. Giving each other the opportunity to learn, grow and change is important. 

Politics, Religion and Personal Views

No member shall engage in political or religious solicitation with Kung Fu Regina members, or use facilities, events, contacts or affiliation to promote personal views or activities.

ADMINISTRATIVE

Before You Can Participate

Registration and consent documentation must be completed and signed. Program enrollment, issuing of applicable uniform/equipment items and full fee payment must be completed before you may commence participation in any of the programs.

Required Uniform and Training Equipment Items

These are specific to each program or training level and are mandatory for participation. Proper uniform must be worn in all classes and related activities.​

Membership Fee (annual)

This is an administrative fee, paid annually. As of 2023 this non-refundable fee is $25.

 

Program Fees (tuition)

These rates are listed per alongside program descriptions. Program fees are conditionally refundable if you quit. See policy section. Proration: When you first join the school your tuition may be prorated to the end of the current term. After which you'll pay according to the prescribed payment schedule.

Payment Schedule
Payment for ongoing programs is done in accordance with 3-month terms. For convenience, you may pay for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months at a time. We do not allow monthly or post-dated payment plans. Exceptions: 1. Special, limited run programs may be assigned unique payment terms. 2. Visiting students, on request, may have temporary unique arrangements made.

 

Uniforms and Equipment
This includes but not limited to student learning resources and training manuals, weaponry, clothing, training and safety equipment. Refund policies for these items is described below.

 

Late Fees

We do not charge late fees but you will not be allowed to participate until your fees are paid. We'd appreciate notification if you're having an issue making payment. We'll do our best to help!

NSF & Other Bank Fees

You will cover any associated fees incurred as a result of insufficient funds or errors in money transfers.

 

Refund Policies

We understand that sometimes plans change. If you need to stop your training program and want a refund, these are the terms: 

 

Program Fees (tuition) Refund

You can stop the program at any time for full refund for all unused tuition fees, less a prorated exclusion for all eligible classes that have already taken place. You need to contact us by phone or email. We'll refund your eligible portions or you can ask to have transfer the credits to a friend. 

 

Uniforms and Equipment Refund

Return of unused goods within 14 days must be clean/unopened/undamaged. Items that have been used or worn may receive a partial refund.

 

Refund Exclusions

Annual registration fee. Drop-in session fees. Classes that have already taken place, whether attended or not: no refunds. Equipment and other items that cannot be resold because of their condition, and clearance/final sale items.

 

Hours of Operation

The training centre is open 15 minutes before the first class of the day. Arrive a few minutes before your class time to get yourself changed and ready. During Covid we ask students limit the time present before and after classes to reduce congestion in the training centre. Classes start on time.

Absenteeism

As a courtesy, we appreciated it when you phone or email the School when you'll be absent from class.

Late Arrivals

When you arrive late you are a disruption to class focus. You may not be allowed to train in certain cases---this is at the instructor's discretion. If you know you'll be late, kindly inform the School as early as possible.

Early Dismissal

Please inform the instructor before your class starts that you need to leave early.

Making up classes or attending other sessions 

Not allowed. You are permitted only in the sessions in which you are registered.

Illness

Do not attend if you are ill. Help keep our centre a family-friendly and safe learning environment--this includes preventing the spread of illness like colds & flu. You may be sent home if you arrive with overt signs of illness. See also Covid-19 policies above.

Official holidays

There are no classes held on statutory holidays.

Leave of Absence

If you ask nicely and let us know in advance you'll be away for an extended time (i.e. one month or longer), we'll consider freezing your tuition for you.

Entrepreneurial Activity 

No member shall engage in entrepreneurial activity in conjunction with any Kung Fu Regina activity without having first gained permission from the chief instructor or school principal.

Announcement Boards and Printed Materials

All materials must be approved before posting.

Copyright Restrictions

All of our name, designs and program content are protected under international copyright laws. You need our official permission to use any of our material or designs in any shape or form of any media.

 

Unauthorized Transmission of Privileged Information

No teaching, coaching or performing without permission. Pretty much everything you learn here is a privilege and is being entrusted to you under certain conditions. Always ask first.

ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR

Self-Defense

The skills of martial arts may only be used in self-defense, to protect one’s family or those who are defenseless. Martial artists are ethically bound to exercise restraint and self-control at all times. Martial artists are also legally responsible for their actions. The level of force should be should be both reasonable and appropriate for the degree of threat.

 

Personal Conduct

Students caught fighting or displaying conduct unbecoming that dishonours Kung Fu Regina and its members may be subject to expulsion. As a student of martial arts, you must behave in an honourable manner both in and outside the school.

Courtesy and Manners

Treat others with kindness. Learn the proper etiquette for Chinese martial arts: how and when to bow, how to address an instructor or senior rank and how to ask and answer questions.

Students must bow when greeting instructors, when entering/exiting the training area, at the start and conclusion of training sessions. The proper method of bowing will be taught to students.

Welcoming Guests

All students should practice receiving and welcoming guests to our facilities. Please show the guest a place to wait while you inform an administrator or instructor.

Training Focus

  • Be on time and ready before the beginning of a class.

  • During class, there will be no disruption tolerated, either from inside or outside the training area. Students are expected to behave in an orderly manner that is conducive to proper learning. No unecessary talking or improper behaviour is allowed.

  • Don’t leave the training area without permission.

  • Use of school equipment is by permission only.

  • Spectators will remain in the designated areas. Non-students are not allowed in the training hall without permission. 

  • Parents & observers shall not disrupt the focus of the class when in session. No sideline coaching. 

Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Customary Terms of Address

These terms of address are used at all times, in and out of the school. Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciations are listed.

Sifu / Shī Fū: the school’s master or a Kung Fu master.

Simo / Shī Mǔ: Sifu’s wife; as spouse or as teacher.

Sigu / Shī Gū: Polite term of address for an elder Kung Fu aunt.

Si Hing / Shī Xiōng: Polite term of address to any male classmate.

Si Je / Shī Jiě: Polite term of address to any female classmate.

 

Other basic Kung Fu behaviour and manners are displayed in the School or taught orally. Students will learn these and follow these accordingly.

Remedies for Behaviour Non-Conducive

Children (and sometimes adults!) have difficulty remembering proper behaviour in class. This rarely happens but when it does it can show up as talkativeness, joking/fooling around, inappropriate language, emotional outbursts, lapses of manners or focus and so on.

 

Depending on the situation, the following remedies may be used:

 

  • Instructor clarification or reminder to bring student back on track.

  • Instructor reprimand and correction.

  • Prescription of physical exercise remedy, such as push-ups, sit-ups, horse stance, etc.

  • Student memorization and recitation of applicable rules or concepts.

  • Student asked to apologize for transgression.

  • Student time-out apart from group or outside training hall until given permission to return by Instructor.

  • After class discussion between Instructor and student (and parent if minor) or counsel from Instructor.

  • Other (see below).

Discipline and Correction

Everyone learns different things at different rates. We are only human and making mistakes is an important part of learning but everyone is subject to being corrected when learning the Arts. This can be a distressing experience for someone not used to being corrected in their performance or called on their behaviour.

Discipline and constructive criticism are an important part of learning. They are not meant to belittle or embarrass you. If you make a mistake, you must be aware of it before you can overcome it. Being corrected in technique or manner is something everyone can expect at some point or another and is part of your development.

 

The good Kung Fu student will not offer excuses or explain their actions unless asked to do so. Simply take the advice, bow, and move on. Make sure you don’t keep making the same mistake. Make sure you learn from your experience.

 

Disciplinary Actions for Serious Matters

Breach of rules and regulations regarding morality and ethics, conduct or behaviour in any Kung Fu Regina functions may be subject to disciplinary action.

 

Each member of Kung Fu Regina has an obligation to participate in the enforcement of these regulations. Any members observing a breach of the regulations should advise the offender of the regulations. Members are encouraged to report serious violations to their Instructor.

 

Any member who is advised that he is violating a regulation should immediately stop the violation.

 

Severe cases of gross misconduct, negligence or criminal involvement, incur immediate suspension or expulsion, as well as a potential for legal action. Disciplinary action, when possible as an alternative to expulsion, depends on the context of the offense. Range of action includes simple discussion or reprimand, private discussion, or disciplinary hearing. The outcome may include remedial action, Instructor counselling and probationary term.

 

In order to protect the Kung Fu Regina and Chung Wah Kung Fu International System, disciplinary boards have the power to recommend the cancellation, recall or suspension of any certificate or degree obtained by any member who is in violation of System’s regulations. 

 

The Chief Instructor is the highest authority in the branch and as such, the final arbitrator in conflict resolution, problem solving and disciplinary action.