1. Respect and courtesy be regarded between all members
including students, instructors, visitors, and opponents, at all times.
Should personal disputes arise over any matter, the use of weapons is
not permitted for the resolving of disputes. Any such disputes should
be resolved directly, with all immediacy and openness between the relevant
Offensive language such as cursing, swearing, blaspheming, obscene or
indiscrete words are not allowed.
Training weapons must be treated as sharps through all training and
Students must attend in appropriate attire for training and assaulting
other than customary day wear. Such attire is described in detail on
the London Historical School of Defense website under equipment.
That no student should train others in this martial art without the
No student or other persons should presume to freely assault without
first the Instructor's consent.
Any broken weapon be paid for or replaced by whosoever was the cause
of its breakage. In assault, the general rule is that the hand which
held the weapon in question is the hand which pays its replacement unless
obvious maltreatment from the opponent is accepted or found as cause.
All students are charged to uphold and carry well that which is learned
within the School outside its walls. Improper use of the Art of Defense
is not expected or permitted of its students.