Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have, in many locations, prohibited the congregation of groups of people. 

Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, school employees/instructors, volunteers, and program participants and their families. 

I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my child(ren)’s attendance at Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia or participation in school programming (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia, its employees/instructors, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia, its employees/instructors, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any school program.


I, the undersigned hereby waive all claims against SHOGUN MARTIAL WELLNESS, LLC, DBA LION DOG MMA, PHILLY HOT ASANA YOGA, LLC., Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Philadelphia, John J. Disimone, III, ("The Academy") including but not limited to all employees, agents, representatives, instructors, etc. I understand that I am participating in an activity, which has body contact. I understand that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with or without the Kimono/Gi involves chokeholds, arm locks, cranks, ankle/knee locks, throws, slams, and other activities that are excessively physical and may cause extreme pain. I understand that boxing/Muay Thai involves punches, kicks, elbows and knees which could potentially cause serious injury or even death. I completely understand that the yoga program is a "HOT" yoga program, with room temperatures as high as 120 degrees, with a relative humidity of 40% or higher. I am aware that if I feel dizzy or uncomfortable in any way, I am to alert an instructor and leave the room immediately. I assume full responsibility for all my actions while participating in any of the programs within "The Academy". I understand the risk of participating in this form of training/martial arts and hereby release "The Academy" and all of its agents, employees and associates of and from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, medical bills and causes of action whatsoever arising out of or relating to any negligent or other act or omission, and or any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained by the undersigned or any property of the undersigned in participating in this form of training. I, the undersigned also state that I am in good physical condition and know of no reason why I cannot train in this form of training. I have been advised that I should consult with a physician before participating in any physical conditioning or martial arts program. I understand that in case of emergency, I hereby authorize any licensed medical personnel to perform any excepted medical assistance deemed necessary and I agree to bear the expense of any such treatment. As additional consideration for training at "The Academy", I agree that my attendance and or performance at the Academy and abroad at events may be photographed, filmed and/or taped and used by "The Academy" for marketing purposes and out the rise the use of my image and I waive any compensation thereof - even if I discontinue my training at "The Academy". I acknowledge that I would like to receive correspondence from the Academy via telephone, mail, and email. I, the undersigned, being duly aware of the risks and hazards inherent upon participating in this form of training and martial arts agree to all its rules, terms, and conditions. I understand that disobeying the rules may, at the instructor's discretion, result in suspension or expulsion from "The Academy" and that I will not be entitled to a refund and if expelled must pay the remainder of my contract. In signing the foregoing release, the undersigned hereby acknowledges and represents that he/she has read the foregoing release, understands it and signs it voluntarily; that he/she is over 18 years of age and of sound mind. If under 18, a parent/legal guardian in signing this release agrees to all terms and conditions.

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For brand new members, classes are Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7pm EST.

For new members w/ jiujitsu experience, classes are Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-8pm EST.

*A uniform will be provided during your free-trial period