Updated “Contact Training” Regulations

FULL CONTACT KARATE
TRAINING GUIDELINES DURING COVID-19

Addendum to KSA Policy
on IKO Full Contact

Contents
1. Hanging PVC Bags (or free-standing bags)
2. Gloves (Punching)
3. Footers and Shins – Kicking (Either Bare or Padded)
4. Skipping Ropes
5. Kick Paddles
6. Hook and Jab Pads
7. Contact Training
8. Personal Responsibility

Amended COVID-19 safety plan for IKO Full Contact Karate
All KSA regulations in terms of student and dojo preparations remain in effect as per the current approved COVID-19 plan.
The following guidelines are specific to Full Contact training as per KSA registered clubs with KSA Certified COVID-19 compliance officers.
Clubs participating in full contact training may return to full contact training on provision of the following protocols.
The designated COVID 19 officer at the club is required to ensure the following relative to:

Definition of a session:
A session is defined as any timed practice session within a class for the purposes of a specific type of exercise.

Example:
A student may do a 2-minute bag work session on a punch bag or a certain number of techniques on a kick paddle.
It is advisable to conclude each student session before the next to minimize rotation.

1. Hanging PVC Bags (or free-standing bags)

 Confirm with gym owners that bags are properly secured.
 Must be sanitized regularly before and after all single sessions.

2. Gloves (Punching)
 Gloves must be kept in a plastic bag within the students tog bag
 Bag work may only take place with gloves on.
 Bags are to be sanitized before a bag work session begins.
 The student is required to sanitize their gloves before commencing bag work.
 All students are required to have their own gloves.
 All gloves must be sanitized after a session and immediately return to the athletes own bag within the plastic bag.
 Bag work must be done only by one student at a time.
 There may be no supporting person holding the bag.
 Bags are to be sanitized after a session is concluded.

3. Footers and Shins – Kicking (Either Bare or Padded)
 If shin pads then it must be PVC, plastic or non-porous
 The bag must be sanitized before the start of each session.
 Students may do bag kick work with uncovered legs and feet.
 Students must roll GI pants to knee height prior to bag kick work.
 Feet and shins must be sanitized prior to starting kick work.
 On completion of the kick work session the student must sanitize hands and feet.
 The bag must be sanitized after each session.
 Students who kick with pads must on completion of their session sanitize all the kicking equipment same as per the gloves.

Example
The instructor or designated student must sanitize the bag before a student begins a punching and or kicking session. The student will then commence and workout for a timed period. Upon completion the student will leave the bag area while maintaining social distance.

4. Skipping Ropes
 Skipping ropes must be plastic or non-porous.
 Students are required to bring their own skipping ropes to classes.
 Ropes must have rubber or non-porous material handles so it can be easily sanitized at the grips.
 Skipping ropes should be sanitized before and after each session and return to the students tog bag immediately after a session.
 Students may not share skipping ropes.

5. Kick Paddles
 Must be PVC or other non-porous material.
 Paddles must be sanitized before session.
 Students must work in pre-approved partner (Pod) sessions.
 A record must be kept of the pod partner sessions.
 The student holding the paddle must do so with a fully extended arm to ensure a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between students.
 The student must roll GI pants to knee height before starting a kick session.
 The students must sanitize shins and feet before starting a kick paddles session.
 The paddle must be sanitized after a kick paddle session.

6. Hook and Jab Pads
 May only take place between pre-approved partners.
 Pre-approved partners must be family members or those who reside, with each other or in the same household.
 A record must be kept of pre-approved partners.
 Hook and Jab pad training must take place with gloves on.
 Hook and Jab pads must be sanitized before a session.
 Gloves must be sanitized before a session.
 Hook and Jab pads must be sanitized after a session.
 Gloves must be sanitized after session and returned to the student’s plastic bag after the session is complete.
 The person holding the pads must do so with and extended arm to keep the distance between partners at a maximum.

7. Contact Training
 May only take place between pre-approved partners.
 Pre-approved partners must be family members or those who reside, with each other or in the same household.
 A record must be kept of pre-approved partners.
 Pre-approved partners must use their own equipment such as held bags.
 Pre-approved partners may spar with each other and hold bags for each other.
 Equipment must be kept separate at all times.
 Held bags must be marked to the name of the owner.
 Held bags may only be used between pre-approved partners.
 Held bags must be PVC or other non-porous material
 Held bags must be sanitized before and after any session

8. Personal Responsibility
 Observe basic hygiene guidelines by sanitising all equipment before and after use
 Wear an appropriate face covering in areas where they are required.
 Take reasonable steps to maintain required physical distance.
 Participate in COVID-19 testing
 Complete the Daily Health Check Questionnaire and Personal Indemnity and hand to the responsible person.
 Collaborate in contact tracing
 Take reasonable steps to report and respond to symptoms of COVID-19
 Follow isolation or quarantine requirements as instructed in the KSA Covid Policy and handbook

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