Updated January 2023

By using this website, you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of this website. If you do not agree to be bound by all the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to this website.

JKS England may change these terms from time to time so you should check them regularly. Your continued use of this website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website.

JKS England does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness, or performance of the website or any of the content. Whilst we try to ensure that all content provided by JKS England is correct at the time of publication, the content is naturally subject to change, without notice, and no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of JKS England for any errors, omissions, or inaccurate content on the website. In no event will JKS England be held liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental or consequential damages arising out of the information held on this website.

JKS England reserves the right to withdraw, amend or restructure any course or event from time to time without notice.

JKS England is not responsible for the content of any external internet sites and JKS England has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any information contained in such third-parties websites.

Any links to third party websites from this website do not amount to any endorsement of that site by the JKS England and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.

JKS England is not responsible for any content posted by members of the public on this website or for the availability or content of any third-party sites that are accessible through this website.

JKS England does not warrant that functions available on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or this or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output. JKS England cannot accept any responsibility for damages resulting from virus infection or other computer or Information Technology related issues or problems (such as hacking, spam, spyware etc) and we encourage you to have appropriate and up to date anti-virus software.

Nothing in these terms limits or excludes JKS England’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law. Subject to the previous sentence, JKS England shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise):

(a) loss of data.
(b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits.
(c) loss of business.
(d) loss of opportunity.
(e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation.
(f) losses suffered by third parties.
(g) any indirect, consequential, special, or exemplary damages arising from the use this site regardless of the form of action.

If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting or annoying other users, you may have action taken against all your accounts.

Only people 16 years and over may create accounts.  If an under-16 requires an account in order to obtain a license to train it must be created by a responsible parent/guardian who will be assumed to give full consent for us to process the data entered for the intended purpose.

All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.

JKS England reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple JKS England accounts, or if a non-UK user pretends to be a UK user or disrupts any of our services in any way.

By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video, or audio) with JKS England you agree to grant to JKS England, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for JKS England services in any media worldwide (including on JKS England’s site accessed by international users). In certain circumstance JKS England may also share your contribution with trusted third parties.
JKS England reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any JKS England account or login, at any time, for any reason.

This website enables members (or in the case of someone under 16, the parent or guardian) to manage and renew memberships.  If you do not wish to renew the membership you manage, you can cancel your membership using this website once you log in. For avoidance of doubt memberships that are not cancelled before the renewal date will be renewed and refunds will not be issued.

Training Disclaimer

While we have taken every effort to ensure all content on this website is correct, the Japan Karate Shotorenmei England (JKS England) cannot accept any responsibility for accident or injury caused through misinterpretation of its contents.

Karate is physically demanding and can be dangerous if done improperly. As a martial art and semi-contact sport, minor injuries (such as bruising or blisters) are inevitable and participants may expect to receive them from time to time during normal training. As with any programme of strenuous exercise, it is recommended that a person with any existing injury/illness, or in any doubt as to the risks, should consult their physician/doctor for advice before commencing training.
JKS England is committed to maintaining an extremely high level of training and to looking after the welfare of its members; however, the responsibility falls on the individual member to know their own limitations and to practice Karate responsibly.
Members are obliged to report any existing/new injuries and illnesses to their instructor or event administrator prior to training. Whilst JKS England and its instructors will ensure that all reasonable precautions to minimise the potential for injury are taken, they cannot be held liable for personal injury sustained by any member during training or competition.
You are urged to use this website for information purposes only and to seek regular training with a qualified instructor.
We also cannot accept responsibility for any valuables that are lost or stolen at any of the events organised by JKS England. Please keep any valuable items at home.

Image Capture

The policy of JKS England is that the rights of individuals and groups should not be jeopardised by any JKS England activity or event. JKS England further recognises its responsibilities towards children and young people.

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by the JKS England using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on the JKS England website, brochures, other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters) and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national newspapers or educational or sporting magazines.

JKS England acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under the provisions of the following legislation such as The Children and Young Persons Act 1963; The Protection of Children Act 1978; The Human Rights Act 1998; and The Data Protection Act 1998.

In this context JKS England informs all persons taking part in JKS England activities and events that they may be photographed, filmed, videoed, or otherwise captured in image form.

Where possible and practical to do so, JKS England seeks written consent to image capture. Where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending a JKS England event are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event.

Any queries or complaints should be raised with the event host in the first instance.

Privacy Policy

Any personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and used only for the reason specified at the point of collection, or at a later date providing that your additional consent is given.

Personal and contact information you submit on this website will be held in a database with access restricted by appropriate and physical and technical measures in line with the requirements of the ICO (Information Commissioners Office).

From time to time, we may send you information about JKS England. We will not sell, licence, or trade your personal details to any third party. However, in certain circumstances, JKS England may share your contribution to the website with trusted third parties.

In line with UK GDPR law,  if you require your data to be erased you can contact us using the details on our contact us page of this site and we will process your request in the time scales stipulated by the ICO. 

JKS England Insurance Details
The insurance provided is underwritten by Allianz
Significant Features and Benefits 
This section insures your legal liability to pay compensation to members of the public, or club or association members, if they are injured or their property is damaged as a result of an accident caused by you or your products, or your employees or members while acting on your behalf.

Limit of Indemnity – as selected by you up to £10m. The amount relates to:
• One claim or series of claims arising out of one occurrence.
• All claims any one period of insurance arising out of products supplied.
• All claims any one period of insurance for pollution or contamination.

Territorial Limits
• Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
• Any other member country of the EU.
• Elsewhere in the world in respect of activities of partners, directors, employees, or members normally resident in Great Britain, Northern Island, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands but temporarily on a journey or visit in connection with club or association activities.

Legal and other Costs and Expenses
Cover is provided for the above in connection with the defence of any valid claim, including your representation at any coroner’s inquest, fatal accident enquiry or certain criminal proceedings.
Health and Safety at Work – Legal Defence Costs 
Covers legal defence costs arising out of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Court Attendance Compensation
Covers attendance as a witness in connection with a claim:
• Director/partner £500 for each days attendance.
• Employee £250 for each days attendance.

Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Cover extends to include legal costs and expenses incurred with our consent and costs of the prosecution against you in connection with the defence of any criminal proceedings brought under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 in respect of any fatal injury. Cover is limited to £5M or the amount stated in the policy schedule whichever is the lower.

Cloakroom Liability
Covers legal liability in respect of members or visitors property in a cloakroom at the premises, if the cloakroom is locked or an attendant is on duty:
£150 per person.
£1,000 in total in the period of insurance.

Car Park Liability
Covers legal liability in respect of members or visitors vehicles at the premises car park, and vehicle contents if lost with such.
£2,500 per vehicle
£10,000 in total in the period of insurance

Member to Member Liability
Covers each club or association member or official as though each individual was separately named in this section.
The total Limit of Indemnity available to all parties is not increased.

Significant Exclusions and Limitations
• Injury to any employee
• Loss of or damage to property belonging to you or in your charge or control except premises occupied by you for temporary work.
• Liability for loss or damage to goods sold, supplied, delivered, installed, or erected or the cost of recalling or refunding a defective product or replacing, repairing or reinstating faulty work.
• Liability arising out of ownership, possession or use of any mechanically propelled vehicle or attached trailer where motor insurance is required by law (other than for loading/unloading) or any watercraft or aircraft.
• Liability arising out of error or omission in any advice, design, formula, specification, inspection, certification, or testing performed for a fee.
• In respect of injury, loss or damage arising from products:
– Liability which attaches solely under the terms of an agreement.
– Installed or incorporated in aircraft or spacecraft.
– Claims made in any country outside the European Union if you have premises or representation in that country.
• Injury, loss, or damage arising from products exported to the USA or Canada.
• Any liability in respect of pollution or contamination:
– In the USA or Canada.
– Elsewhere unless due to a sudden, identifiable, unintended, and unexpected incident.
• Fines, penalties or liquidated, aggravated, punitive or exemplary damages.
• The excess shown in the schedule.
• Use of weapons unless specified in the schedule.
• Professional sportspersons (except coaches, instructors, or others in an official capacity).
• The organisation of tournaments involving another party not named as the Insured unless specified in the schedule and an additional premium paid.
• Liability caused by or arising from exposure to asbestos.

Terrorism Cover
Cover for acts of Terrorism is limited to £5M or the amount stated in the policy schedule whichever is the lower.

Communicable Disease
Liability in respect of any Injury, loss or Damage and associated Costs or Expenses directly or indirectly caused by, or consisting of, arising out of, attributable to, or contributed to by: a Communicable Disease, the fear or threat of a Communicable Disease or the presence or suspected presence of Pathogens in or on Products.

Cookie Policy

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You can choose to not accept or to delete cookies by changing the settings on your web browser (see below for more information on how to do this).

About cookies

This website uses small pieces of data called "cookies" which your web browser stores on you computer or internet device. The cookies are used for purposes that include (but may not be limited to:

  • identifying you when you log-in;
  • to remember your preferences;
  • to deliver content;
  • to enable other website functionality;
  • to improve the performance of the website;
  • to keep track of items stored in your shopping basket;
  • to conduct research and diagnotics to improve content and the systems that power the website;
  • to improve security.

Social Media Links & Content

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How to change your cookie settings

As at the time of this notice (8th November 2015), the following links explain how to enable or disable cookies for a selection of popular browsers. Please note that these links are to external websites that are not controlled by us and we accept no responsibility for their content.

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The Nirius Platform™ (a.k.a Nirius Fusion™) Copyright & Legal Information


This website is powered by The Nirius Platform™ (a.k.a Nirius Fusion™), a software service provided by Nirius Networks Limited.

The terms (herein “these Terms”) that follow are specifically related to:

  1. the Nirius Platform™ (herein “the Platform”) as it relates to this website, and
  2. the other services provided by Nirius Networks Limited that relate to this website.

The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall not affect its interpretation.

Intellectual Property

All right, title and interest, including all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the Platform (and any future development of the Platform) are the property of Nirius Networks Limited (or, where applicable Nirius Limited).

All right, title and interest, including all Intellectual Property Rights, in and to all suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided to Nirius Networks Limited by you or any third party relating to the Platform shall be the exclusive property of the Nirius Networks Limited (or, where applicable Nirius Limited).

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Terms convey to you any rights of ownership, title or interest in or related to the Platform or the Intellectual Property Rights in the the Platform, or in the website content or this website, or any other Intellectual Property Rights and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of this website.

Third Party Software

If you need third party software to use this website, you agree to obtain a license of that software at your own expense or that of your employer.

Restrictions on Use

You may not access the Platform for purposes of monitoring its availability, performance or functionality, or for any other benchmarking or competitive purposes.

You shall not:

  • license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party all or any of the Platform in any way;
  • copy, modify, adapt, alter, improve, enhance, amend or make derivative works based upon all or any of the Platform;
  • "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Platform on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device;
  • reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or develop all or any of the Platform except as permitted by law;
  • build a competitive product or Platform using all or part of the Platform;
  • copy any intellectual property of the Platform.

No Guarantee or Warranties

Nirius Networks Limited cannot guarantee that the Platform (and therefore the website) will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error free. We may update the Platform (and, as a consequence, this website) from time to time and we therefore reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time.

We give no express or implied representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of this website or the website content (including, without limitation, as to their condition, satisfactory quality, performance, fitness for purpose or that it is up to date) and all such representations and warranties are excluded, except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law (which is expanded upon under ""disclaimer of Liability"").

editorial Control

Except where the Platform powers websites owned by Nirius Networks Limited, editorial control is the sole responsibility of the relevant Nirius Networks’ client, for whom the Platform is used to power their website, and as a result Nirius Networks Limited does not check, monitor, endorse or take responsibility for the editorial content in any way and disclaims all liability related to the editorial content accordingly. In the first instance complaints or comments regarding editorial content should be made directly to the owner of the domain name in question (where possible by using the contact details on the website in question).

However, we take our legal and social responsibilities seriously, and in the event that content is found to be illegal or otherwise in contravention of our terms and conditions, we can act to remove content from this website while it is powered by the Platform. We can be contacted at client_website_complaints@nirius.net

Links to Other websites

This website may contain links to other websites and to website content on other websites that are not checked, monitored nor endorsed by Nirius Networks Limited. If you visit these sites you do so entirely at your own risk and therefore Nirius Networks Limited assumes no responsibility for any loss or damages in respect of these links and so disclaims all liability accordingly.

disclaimer of Liability

Our liability to you in connection with the Platform is only to take such actions as are reasonably required (in our sole discretion) in order to remove or delete data entered in error, or remove or delete data that is the subject of dispute.

Any disclaimers or limitations of liability in relation to Nirius Networks Limited on this site shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in any jurisdiction in respect of relevant loss or damage in respect of this website or any such other web site, but nothing in these Terms shall operate so as to exclude or limit the liability of either party for death or personal injury arising out of negligence or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited by law.

No Partnership or Agency

Nothing in these Terms is to be taken to constitute a partnership between you and us, nor constitute either of you or us the agent of the other for any purpose.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Any dispute or claim between you and Nirius Networks Limited arising out of or in connection with this website or its subject matter shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Users of this website do so on the basis that they thereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts for the purpose of any such dispute or claim.


The Company reserves the right to modify these Terms or its policies relating to the Platform at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of these Terms on this website.

If any clause, or part of a clause, of these Terms, is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the clause or paragraph which contains the relevant provision shall not be affected, unless otherwise stipulated under applicable law.

IP address & Other Statistical Information

In order to use the internet all web browsers transmit their IP address to servers who then send data back. An IP address is necessary for the functioning of the web and is similar to a telephone number - it lets the server know where to send the data back to (i.e. your browser). Most consumers have IP addresses which change every few days (a dynamic IP address) while companies and those who specifically request it have IP address that stay the same (a static IP address). The Platform logs all IP addresses of visitors for a variety of reasons including the protection of system security and stability, fraud prevention and detection, statistic generation, planning, usage tracking, providing approximate geolocation of site-vistors, and other purposes.

The Platform also tracks other information where possible including the visitor’s display resolution, operating system and browser version. This information is used to develop statistics that enable us to understand usage patterns which can be used to improve the Platform.

NASA & Hubble Images

The Nirius Fusion Platform uses some NASA (www.nasa.gov) and Hubble Heritage Team (heritage.stsci.edu) images as placeholder images. We think these images are truly stunning and awe-inspiring.

The images are used under the terms allowed by the licensors and are appropriately credited.

NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team generously permit the use of their images for everyone to enjoy. However, the use of the images does not in any way suggest that NASA, the Hubble Heritage Team or anything or anyone in the images endorses either the Nirius Fusion Platform or those who use the Platform.

Now the Space Shuttle Program has ended, we hope the images will remind us of how great it was and how much it will be missed.