I, the undersigned, HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE, indemnify, hold harmless and forever discharge ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense and its agents, employees, officers, directors, affiliates, successors and assigns, of and from any and all claims, demands, debts, contracts, expenses, causes of action, lawsuits, damages and liabilities, of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, in law or equity, that I ever had or may have, arising from or in any way related to my participation in any of the events or activities conducted by, on the premises of, or for the benefit of, ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense provided that this waiver of liability does not apply to any acts of gross negligence, or intentional, willful or wanton misconduct.
I understand that the activities that I will participate in are inherently dangerous and may cause serious or grievous injuries, including, but not limited to, bodily injury, damage to personal property, sprains, contusions, abrasions, broken bones, and, in extreme cases, paralysis and/or death. Due to the potential hazards associated with the activities of the program, I/We recognize the importance of following the instructions regarding fitness/martial arts/ self-defense techniques and other rules associated with the program.
On behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns and next of kin, I waive all claims for damages, injuries and death sustained to me or my property, that I may have against the aforementioned released party to such activity.
By this Waiver, I assume any risk, and take full responsibility and waive any claims of personal injury, death or damage to personal property associated with ASSERT Empowerment Self Defense including but not limited to receiving lessons at the facility, using the facility and its equipment, practicing and/or engaging in marital arts or other related activities on and off the premises.
This WAIVER AND RELEASE contains the entire agreement between the parties, and supercedes any prior written or oral agreements between them concerning the subject matter of this WAIVER AND RELEASE. The provisions of this WAIVER AND RELEASE may be waived, altered, amended or repealed, in whole or in part, only upon the prior written consent of all parties.
I have read, understand and fully agree to the terms of this WAIVER AND RELEASE. I understand and confirm that by signing this WAIVER AND RELEASE I have given up considerable future legal rights. I have signed this Agreement freely, voluntarily, under no duress or threat of duress, without inducement, promise or guarantee being communicated to me. My signature is proof of my intention to execute a complete and unconditional WAIVER AND RELEASE of all liability to the full extent of the law. I am 18 year of age or older and mentally competent to enter into this waiver.