Legal Policies enclosed:

  • Terms & Conditions
  • Health & Safety Rules
  • Privacy Policy


By booking any course or lesson or undertaking any and all training activities, seminars, events or any associated physical or educational activities (all hereafter collectively referred to as “Training Activities”), whether directly through us or via a third party associate/partner; whether booked in advance or by turning up on the day; or by engaging with CATSDG in any way whatsoever, I (the “Participant” or “Student” or “Guardian”) hereby agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Health & Safety Rules (as updated from time to time).

All participants must be over 18 years of age unless attending a private lesson/session for those under 18. Where the Participant is under 18 years old, and a parent or Guardian engages us, then that Guardian is deemed to have the authority to legally bind both himself or herself and their child who is participating. In the event that I make a booking on behalf of other individuals or where other individuals will also be attending, I hereby warrant that I have authority to bind them to these Terms & Conditions in light of the fact that I am booking for or on behalf of them. I understand that it’s my duty to make them aware of these Terms & Conditions since I am booking for or on their behalf.

Civilian Anti-Terror & Self-Defence Group, their employees, coaches, instructors, trainers, volunteers, agents, associates, Directors, members and representatives, companies or associated partners or their companies (all hereafter collectively referred to as “CATSDG” or “CATSDG Krav Maga”), are not responsible for any injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by any person while participating in Training Activities, including injury, loss or damage which might be caused by the negligence of CATSDG. This is the entire agreement between myself and CATSDG and to be interpreted, made under, construed in accordance with the laws of England & Wales. If any provision is deemed illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms & Conditions shall remain operative and binding.

I am voluntarily participating in Training Activities with knowledge of the danger involved and hereby agree to accept any and all inherent risks of property and personal damage or death. I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain, and that it is strongly recommended that I obtain adequate and suitable insurance due to the risks of participating in the Training Activities, and I fully indemnify CATSDG whether I am insured or not.

DESCRIPTION OF RISKS: In consideration of my participation in the Training Activities, I acknowledge that I am aware of the possible risks, dangers and hazards associated with being a Participant, including the possible risk of severe or fatal injury to myself or others. These risks include but are not limited to:

a) all injuries resulting in muscular injuries and soft tissue injuries including (but not exclusively) bruises, scrapes, cuts, and blisters, from executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques, collisions with the wall, floor, mats or by failing to use equipment properly;
b) all injuries resulting in sprains, dislocations, torn ligaments, pulled muscles, concussion, dizziness, nausea, dehydration, paralysis, internal bleeding and injuries, and broken bones;
c) all head, facial, eye, nose and/or dental injuries; and
d) collision (with other persons or objects), being struck on the body or head, being thrown or dropped, suffocation resulting from choking or strangulation or other injury as a result of participating in Training Activities.

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless CATSDG from any and all claims arising as a result of my engaging in or receiving instruction from CATSDG, or any activities incidental thereto, wherever, whenever, or however the same may occur.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY WAIVER OR CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT: In consideration of CATSDG allowing my participation in the Training Activities, I agree to the following:

1) TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have or may have in the future against CATSDG as a result of my participation in the Training Activities or the application of techniques learnt, whatever the circumstances or if I am ever assaulted or attacked in any form whatsoever and either perform or fail to perform the techniques taught to me;

2) TO RELEASE CATSDG from any and all liability from any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer as a result of my participation due to any case whatsoever, including where legally permitted, negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care owed by CATSDG;

3) TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY CATSDG from any and all liability for any damage to the property of or personal injury to any third party, resulting from my participation in the Training Activities;

4) TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY CATSDG from any and all liability for any damage or personal injury to any third party, resulting from my use of any of the techniques applied (whether applied correctly or incorrectly) at any point in time after any Training Activities;

5) TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY CATSDG from any and all liability for any damage or personal injury, resulting from any articles written by a third party e.g. a newspaper journalist on the techniques or Training Activities undertaken, at any point in time;

6) TO FOLLOW CATSDG’s rules and to further follow all the instructions and rules given by those responsible for or in charge of any Training Activities while I am participating in any Training Activities. I understand that the rules and instructions are in place for safety purposes and I will be excluded without being refunded if I fail to follow them; and

7) TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS CATSDG, and each of its Directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees, coaches, instructors, trainers, volunteers, members and representatives from any and all claims, demands, actions and costs which might arise out of my participation in the Training Activities.

Responsible use of techniques:

I understand that all techniques need to be used with care and only when reasonable and proportionate to do so. I will only use reasonable force to defend myself. Using reasonable force means enough force to stop and control an incident that I thought was honestly and instinctively necessary.

I understand that I have a higher duty of care with knowledge of self-defence techniques, and so I must only apply them if appropriate to do so as a last resort if avoidance and escaping is not possible. I will attempt to retreat, disengage and avoid confrontation as a first resort.

I understand that having knowledge of self-defence techniques does not give me the right to inflict gratuitous violence on any third party and I shall not act irresponsibly or inflict gratuitous violence on any third party.

Whilst undertaking any Training Activity, I also agree to take extra care to ensure that I am always in control and that I do not injure CATSDG or other participants by any careless, negligent, or reckless behaviour. If I do injure a third party, then I understand that I am solely responsible for any consequences that may ensue as a result not CATSDG.

Insurance: I understand that CATSDG strongly recommends me to have insurance in place prior to undertaking any Training Activities. However, if I choose to train without insurance, then I do so at my own risk and I am responsible for the consequences of not being insured. I may purchase insurance through CATSDG when booking via the website or I may obtain my own. I accept that if I purchase the cover on the day of my Training Activity, I will not be covered until this has been processed. I accept that there could be a delay in activating my cover and agree to not hold CATSDG responsible for any injury and/or damage not covered as a result of my cover being delayed. In any event, it is my responsibility to train responsibly at all times and to not be negligent, reckless or behave dangerously. In the event of any injury caused by myself or someone else, then I hereby agree to hold CATSDG harmless and indemnify CATSDG in full from any and all liability.

Photography/Video Consent: I hereby give permission for images of myself/child, captured by CATSDG through video, photo and digital camera, to be used solely for the purposes of CATSDG promotional material and publications, and waive any rights of compensation or ownership thereto.

Medical and Health: I have no underlying health conditions (including any Covid-19 related symptoms), and there are no reasons preventing me from participating in physical activity but I understand that I am advised to seek medical advice prior to undertaking the Training Activities. I agree to not take part in any lesson against the advice of a medical professional. I also understand that it is solely my responsibility to have adequate medical (or other) insurance in place prior to starting. In the event that I have a pre-existing injury or medical conditions, no matter how minor, I agree to notify CATSDG at the start of each Training Activity and make it clear to my training partner/s, so that they are aware of this. I also agree to not hold CATSDG responsible for any exacerbation of, or any ill effect directly related to any pre-existing injury &/or medical condition.

In the event that there is an incident during a Training Activity and I am injured, I understand that it is my responsibility to notify CATSDG immediately. This is especially so for any injuries which go above and beyond simple bruising or strains. Failing to notify us immediately may result in your insurance being void if you have chosen to opt-in for insurance.

By participating, I hereby agree and understand that I:

  • have no heart condition;
  • do not and have not in the past 6 months had any chest pain of any sort;
  • do not have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in my physical activity;
  • do not have spells of dizziness or fainting;
  • do not have high bloody pressure;
  • do not suffer from asthma or breathing difficulties;
  • do not suffer from diabetes or epilepsy;
  • am not pregnant;
  • am not feeling unwell with a temporary illness such as a cold or the flu;
  • there is no other reason mentioned here why I should not take part in a physical activity that involves contact and impact.

I also hereby agree and understand that if I ever experience any of these conditions, then I must consult with a doctor before participating in any course, and notify CATSDG in writing accordingly of the doctor’s approval for you to participate.

I understand that I am taking part in an activity that involves some contact and impact, is highly physical in nature and though the class is monitored for safety purposes, may cause injury.

Fit to train – Alcohol & Drugs: By participating in any Training Activity I hereby agree to that I am sober and fit to train. I understand that I must not train if I am under the influence of any alcohol or drugs as this poses a danger to others. If I chose to ignore this rule then I understand that it’s entirely my responsibility and if I am insured then this may void my insurance.

Criminal convictions: By participating in any Training Activity I hereby agree that I have not been convicted for an offence involving any kind of bodily harm.

Covid-19: By participating in any Training Activity, I warrant that I have not had any Covid-19 related symptoms in the last 4 weeks, and I understand that in aid of common decency and to protect the health of other participants, that I shall check my temperature on the day of my course/lesson and if possible take a Covid test (whether a rapid antigen test or PCR) 24 hours prior to undertaking any Training Activities. Free tests are available in Chelsea or Westminster on the NHS or private tests can be couriered to my door by Covid Home Test.

CANCELLATION POLICY: I hereby understand that there are a limited number of spaces available and due to the preparation work required to maintain the quality of lessons and courses, a cancellation policy applies.

As such all bookings are non-refundable.

Cancellations before the course/lesson commencement date – If the cancellation is received in writing before the Training Activity is due to take place, I may re-book for a future date, subject to CATSDG availability, at a mutually convenient time, and at no further cost. I understand that this is subject to any changes in prices since I booked. I may also transfer that credit to another service CATSDG offers if the previous service is no longer offered.

No shows on the day – If I fail to turn up on the day of my course/lesson then I understand that I will not be refunded nor does CATSDG have any obligation to reschedule my course/lesson.

Weather conditions: By booking any Training Activities, I hereby agree and understand that if CATSDG decide that Training Activities can still be carried out safely, then it will proceed. This is at the complete discretion of CATSDG and this is not a subjective test based on my opinion. There are very few scenarios that will prevent Training Activities from taking place. Rain does not constitute a reason for not training. If I chose not to turn up then that is my choice, and I understand that I will not be refunded nor does CATSDG have any obligation to reschedule my Training Activities.

I acknowledge that by participating in any Training Activities or engaging CATSDG in any capacity, I understand and accept the Terms & Conditions, Policies and Rules enclosed (collectively referred to as “Terms & Policies”), are legally binding. I understand that it is my responsibility to read and review these Terms & Policies which are publicly available and if either myself or any person in my group, do not agree, then I should notify CATSDG in writing and myself or that individual must stop any Training Activities immediately.

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR BOOKINGS MADE BY THIRD PARTIES (this does not apply to individual Participants)

Third Parties are defined as shareholders, Directors or other representatives with authority to legally bind gyms, corporates or any other entity, who makes a booking.

The Legal Policies set out on our website guide the relationship between CATSDG, Third Parties and their customers/members.

By booking a Training Activity with CATSDG, I warrant that I am authorised to enter legal relations with CATSDG and hereby agree to ensure that all participants agree to the Legal Policies set out on our website.

I agree to notify CATSDG if the premises are not suitable for Training Activities, and I agree to clear any invoices due within 5 days of receipt, or as stated on the invoice.



Definition of individuals here and below shall be known as the following:

Members, participants, students, pupils or anyone participating in Training Activities (other than CATSDG), are to be known as “members”.

Non-members, visitors, family members of students are to be known as “visitors”. No visitor should participate in training, only members.

  1. CATSDG regards the promotion of Health and Safety (‘H&S’) of utmost importance.
  2. It is CATSDG policy for members to do all that is reasonable to prevent personal injury and damage to property and protect everyone including the public, from foreseeable hazards, in so far as they come into contact with CATSDG and other members.

Members have a duty to co-operate in the operation of this policy by:

(a) encouraging safe practice;

(b) using protective equipment when required;

(c) promptly reporting incidents that have led, or may lead to injury or damage to CATSDG;

(d) adhering to CATSDG procedures agreed on their behalf for securing a safe environment; and

(e) assisting in the investigation of any incident with the object of introducing measures to prevent recurrence.

General Responsibilities for H&S

Responsibilities of members

It shall be the legal duty of every member and visitor whilst at the premises to:

(a) take reasonable care of H&S of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by his/hers acts or omissions at the premises;

(b) co-operate so far as is necessary with regard to any duty imposed upon CATSDG or any other persons by or under any statutory provisions, to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or fulfilled;

(c) make themselves familiar with these H&S rules at all times; and

(d) seek advice from the Central Council for Physical Recreation, The Sports Council and other bodies able to provide instruction or guidance.

Personal Safety Equipment

A wide range of personal protective equipment is available to all members to buy for the H&S of not only the wearer, but also any other persons engaged in activities with them. Any individual wishing to wear protective equipment is doing so because he or she feels the need and as such it must be encouraged. It is up to the member to decide whether or not they wish to wear any personal safety equipment.

The following (non-exhaustive list) are available for the member to purchase online if they want further protection when undertaking Training Activities:

  1. Head-guard of suitable material; protected all round.
  2. Gum-shield; these should be individually fitted.
  3. Chest protector (more relevant for women)
  4. Forearm protector
  5. Fist protector – These could be 10oz boxing gloves or above (full-contact and light contact) or open palmed gloves (semi-contact)
  6. Groin Box
  7. Shin protector
  8. Boot/instep protector

CATSDG recommends that safety equipment be worn during contact activities where injury could result. It is the member’s responsibility to organise this for themselves and to act reasonably during contact activities.

For personal hygiene and efficiency, borrowing and lending of equipment is not to be encouraged. All members should obtain their own personal items of safety equipment if they wish to use them.

Any refusal or non-compliance with any reasonable request to wear adequate safety equipment will result in the exclusion of the individual concerned, from any activity requiring such protection, for the H&S of themselves and others.


No individual shall participate in sparring (with or without training weapons) without the use of sufficient safety/protective equipment and without using reasonable care. If a member participates without such safety/protective equipment then they do so at their own risk and they are solely responsible for consequences of those risks.

Notification of Injury and the monitoring of injuries

A member is required to notify CATSDG of any injuries at the start of any Training Activity.

A member must also ensure that all other participants in the Training Activity area aware of that injury.

By choosing to proceed you willingly take on board the extra risk of further injury and hold CATSDG harmless in the event that your injury worsens.

If it is of the opinion of CATSDG that a participant should not proceed, then that decision is final.


Warm ups and cool downs are used to reduce the possibility of injury while training.

Members are encouraged to perform any cardio-vascular exercises at a pace suitable for their fitness level.

Water and rest

All members are encouraged to rest when needed and drink water when needed.

I acknowledge that by participating in any Training Activities or engaging CATSDG in any capacity, I understand and accept the Terms & Conditions, Policies and Rules enclosed (collectively referred to as “Terms & Policies”), are legally binding. I understand that it is my responsibility to read and review these Terms & Policies which are publicly available and if either myself or any person in my group, do not agree, then I should notify CATSDG in writing and myself or that individual must stop any Training Activities immediately.



Version number: 010321-1

Effective date: 01.03.2021

Who are we?

  • We are CATSDG. For privacy queries, you can contact us at
  • Other contact details are on our website.

What’s the point of this policy?

  • It tells you what to expect when we collect your personal information via our website or otherwise. Please only use our service if you are completely happy with this policy. Generally, the policy covers only information provided to us. If you give personal information to other people, such as payment providers or other websites, please check their privacy policies.

Might the policy change?

  • Please check it whenever you visit our website. We will assume you agree to the new version of the policy if you use the site after its effective date. We may also notify you of any changes by email.

What do we collect?

  • Information which you upload to our service or otherwise give us such as:
      • your name and contact details;
      • training history and preferences;
      • other information you provide when you register with us or later such as your date of birth;
      • similar information about other people included in your booking;
      • details about your transactions on our service;
      • your friend’s information if you use our “refer a friend” or similar service; and
      • contact or other information which you give or allow us to use for newsletters or other marketing.
  • Automated information about your use of our service such as: the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet, connection information such as browser type and version, information about your device including device-type and device identifier, operating system and platform, mobile network data, a unique reference number linked to the data you enter on our system, login details, the site from which you arrived at our service, details of your activity with date / time stamps including pages you visited and your searches / transactions.
  • The following information about you may be provided to us by other people:
    • Limited billing information sent to us by our payment provider for verification purposes e.g., your name, email address and billing address.

What’s our reason / legal basis for collecting the information?

  • It’s necessary to take steps at your request to enter into a contract with you and/or to perform such a contract. This applies to initial enquiries and to contact and transaction details.
  • It’s in our “legitimate interests”, e.g., to manage and improve our service including tracking usage patterns and preventing or detecting fraud or abuse. This applies to automated usage data.
  • It’s because you’ve specifically agreed on our service (e.g. by ticking a consent box). This applies to contact or other information which you give or allow us to use for newsletters or other marketing. You can withdraw permission at any time as explained on our service or by emailing us at the above email address.

How long do we keep personal information?

  • Until you ask us to delete the information by emailing us at the above email address.
  • We may hold on to some (or all) of your information for longer (typically up to seven years) if reasonably needed for legal, regulatory or tax reasons, deal with disputes, prevent fraud or abuse and/or enforce our terms and conditions.
  • We will keep your information which we use only for newsletters or other marketing until you tell us to stop sending you such messages.
  • We will generally keep automated browsing information for up to 26 months.

To whom do we send or make available your personal information?

  • To other people who supply us with a service, website hosts, industry associations, insurance brokers, insurers, payment providers, and businesses which help us send communications or monitor our website and which provide us with e-commerce, online advertising, analytics, social media and other IT services.
  • To regulators, the police and other law enforcement authorities to help deal with fraud and abuse and/or comply with legal requirements.
  • To insurers and professional advisers in connection with our insurance cover or to deal with legal claims.
  • To potential buyers so far as reasonably necessary, in the case of an actual or proposed (including negotiations for a) sale or merger or business combination involving all or the relevant part of our business.

Do we send your information outside the UK or European Economic Area (EEA)?

  • Your personal information which we collect is stored within the UK or EEA and is not transferred to any third countries except as set out in this policy.
  • Your personal information (e.g., name, email address, IP address, browsing information) may be transferred to the US by the following companies: Google / Facebook / Microsoft (analytics / advertising) and the social media companies listed under “cookies” below. Transfer is generally on the basis of contracts with special standard contractual clauses designed to provide adequate safeguards for your personal information. Some of these companies were certified under the “Privacy Shield” framework which is no longer applicable due to a court decision; we understand that the authorities are working on a replacement and we aim to update our policy to reflect this in due course.

What rights do you have?

  • If the legal requirements are met: To ask us for access to your personal information, to rectify it if there are mistakes, to delete it or restrict its use in certain circumstances or to “data portability” or to withdraw any consent you’ve given (e.g. marketing).
  • You may also have the right to object to use of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • If you have a complaint about how we are dealing with your personal information, please contact us via the email address above.

What about cookies?

  • We and/or other companies use cookies and other tracking technologies on our website. A cookie is an identifier (a small file of letters and numbers) that is sent to your web browser. Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the website owner or others. Some are session temporary “session” cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser only until your browser is closed. Whereas persistent cookies stay for longer (depending on the lifetime of the specific cookie). For further information on cookies, including how to use your browser to block them and how to delete existing cookies, visit: Our site’s functionality will be limited if you configure your browser to reject cookies.
  • We ourselves may place the following types of cookies:
Type of cookies Purpose
“Remember me” Remember you and speed up your login when you return to our site
Shopping cart Remember contents of your cart and related preferences
Security Provide security-related features to protect our site, for example to help stop fraudulent logins
Cookie notice Store your response to our cookie notice
  • Companies which provide us with a service also place cookies. Some of these cookies (e.g. from Google) may involve certain information, such as your name and contact details and/or the IP and web address of the page you’re visiting, being sent to the company concerned. Below is a summary of the kinds of cookies used together with details about who places them and where you can go to get more information and to opt out (where possible):
  • Analytics cookies: These kinds of cookies recognise and count the number of website visitors as well as providing other information about the visit such as duration, route through the website and where the visitor came from. This information helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users find what they need easily. These cookies are provided by:
  • Advertising cookies: These kinds of cookies are typically used to personalise ads on this or other sites based on your use of our site, to measure ad effectiveness (for example, how often you click on or view ads and whether you go on to buy something from the advertiser) and to stop you being shown the same ad repeatedly. These cookies are provided by:
  • Facebook (including “Facebook Pixel”)
    • Facebook’s cookies policy (see especially under “Advertising, recommendations, insights and measurement”) including how to control Facebook’s use of cookies
    • Facebook’s privacy policy
  • Microsoft’s Bing
    • Microsoft’s privacy policy including how to control Microsoft’s use of cookies

Note that there are various places where you can go to opt out of many companies’ advertising cookies in one go including some or all of the above:

  • Social media cookies: These kinds of cookies are placed by social media companies when you use their features on another site, for example if you click a Facebook “like”. These features may involve the relevant companies using cookies to collect information relating to your visit to our website or your interaction with their services or otherwise. Click the following links for further information including how to opt out where this is possible: FacebookInstagram
  • Payment provider cookies: Our payment provider may place cookies if you use their payment services on our site.

I acknowledge that by participating in any Training Activities or engaging CATSDG in any capacity, I understand and accept the Terms & Conditions, Policies and Rules enclosed (collectively referred to as “Terms & Policies”), are legally binding. I understand that it is my responsibility to read and review these Terms & Policies which are publicly available and if either myself or any person in my group, do not agree, then I should notify CATSDG in writing and myself or that individual must stop any Training Activities immediately.