11th Annual Billings YMCA Karate Tournament


Date: Oct 02, 2021 to Oct 02, 2021

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Registration Fee:


Competitors: $25/event
Seminar: $20/person

Spectators: $5/person, $15/family

Tournament Contact Information:
Michael Kok
mkok@bresnan.net
206-280-6957

Venue & Location:
Billings Family YMCA
402 N. 32nd Street
Billings, MT 59101


Tournament Information:
Tournament Info Packet: Open

Tournament Background:
This tournament is a fundraiser for the Billings Family YMCA Jacob Ford Annual Campaign. All proceeds will go to provide financial assistance to ensure that no child or family is turned away from life-enhancing YMCA programs because of their inability to pay.

This will be an open tournament but will follow USANKF rules for competition. To review these rules please go to www.usankf.org under member resources. Events will include individual kata (forms), individual kumite (sparing), weapons kata, and team kumite with several divisions for ages and different levels of rank.



Medical Release:
By clicking the "I Agree" you are electronically signing this agreement indicating that you have read, and understood the terms and conditions, refund policy, release of liability, and you are 18 years of age or older. If the registrant is a minor under 18 for this event you attest that the name entered as the parent or legal guardian is the name of the person accepting the agreement and is in fact the parent or legal guardian of the registered minor.

BILLINGS FAMILY YMCA KARATE MEET, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, LIABILITY RELEASE, INDEMNITY and HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING.THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND THE WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.

The person who is participating in the Karate Meet at the Billings Family YMCA shall be referred to hereinafter as "PARTICIPANT". "THE UNDERSIGNED" means only the PARTICIPANT when the PARTICIPANT is age 18 or older OR it means both the PARTICIPANT and the PARTICIPANT’S parent’s or legal guardian when the PARTICIPANT is under the age of 18. THE UNDERSIGNED agree and understand that participating in Karate Meet (hereinafter the "ACTIVITY") can be HAZARDOUS AND INVOLVES THE RISK OF PHYSICAL INJURY OR DEATH.

THE UNDERSIGNED agree and understand that there are risks associated with strenuous physical exertion and with participating in the ACTIVITY that INJURIES AND/OR DEATH may result from engaging in the ACTIVITY. THE UNDERSIGNED agree and understand that risks include, but are not limited to: equipment failure, misuse of equipment, slipping, falling, uneven surfaces, wet surfaces, other participants, strenuous activity, improper supervision/instruction, and/or the condition(s) of the PARTICIPANT. INJURIES AND/OR DEATH RANGE FROM: 1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains to 2) major injuries such as lacerations, loss of vision, joint or back injuries, fractures, concussions, and heart ailments to 3) the very rare catastrophic injuries including forms of paralysis and death.

In consideration for allowing the PARTICIPANT to participate in the ACTIVITY, THE UNDERSIGNED hereby ASSUME ALL RISKS associated with the PARTICIPANT’S participation in the ACTIVITY. Additionally, THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY Billings Family YMCA, its affiliated organizations and companies and each of their respective insurance carriers, agents, employees, volunteers, representatives, assignees, officers, directors, and shareholders (each hereinafter a "RELEASED PARTY") FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITY and/or claims for injury or death to persons or damage to property arising from the PARTICIPANT’S participation in the ACTIVITY, including those claims based on any RELEASED PARTY’s alleged or actual NEGLIGENCE or BREACH OF any express or implied WARRANTY.

THE UNDERSIGNED take full responsibility for any injury or loss to PARTICIPANT, including death, which PARTICIPANT may suffer, arising in whole or in part out of the ACTIVITY. By signing this release, THE UNDERSIGNED AGREE NOT TO SUE any RELEASED PARTY and agree they are releasing any right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against any RELEASED PARTY. THE UNDERSIGNED further AGREE TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY each RELEASED PARTY for any and all claims of THE UNDERSIGNED and/or a THIRD-PARTY arising in the whole or in part from the PARTICIPANT'S participation in the ACTIVITY.THE UNDERSIGNED agree to pay all costs and attorney's fees incurred by any RELEASED PARTY in defending a client or suit brought by or on behalf of all of THE UNDERSIGNED.

THE UNDERSIGNED recognize that protective clothing and equipment are recommended and PARTICIPANT agrees to wear protective clothing and equipment at all times while participating in the ACTIVITY. THE UNDERSIGNED understand and agree that protective clothing and equipment IS IN NO WAY ANY GUARANTEE OF SAFETY and that no protective clothing and equipment can protect the wearer against all foreseeable impacts to the body, and that the ACTIVITY and other related activities can expose THE UNDERSIGNED to forces that exceed the limits of protection provided by protective clothing and equipment.THE UNDERSIGNED also understands that such protective clothing and equipment does not guard against all injuries to the body, and that these limitations are INHERENT RISKS of the ACTIVITY.

THE UNDERSIGNED represent that the PARTICIPANT is in good health and there are no special problems associated with his/her care. THE UNDERSIGNED authorize any RELEASED PARTY and/or their authorized personnel to call for medical care for the PARTICIPANT or to transport the PARTICIPANT to a medical facility or hospital if, in the opinion of such personnel, medical attention is needed. THE UNDERSIGNED agree that upon the PARTICIPANT'S transport to any such medical facility or hospital that the RELEASED PARTY shall not have any further responsibility for the PARTICIPANT. Further, THE UNDERSIGNED agree to pay all costs associated with such medical care and related transportation provided for the PARTICIPANT and shall indemnify and hold harmless the RELEASED PARTY from any loss incurred therein, or any claims arising therefrom.

In consideration for allowing the PARTICIPANT to participate in the ACTIVITY and for using the facilities, THE UNDERSIGNED agree that ANY AND ALL CLAIMS for injury and/or death arising from the PARTICIPANT'S participation in the ACTIVITY shall be GOVERNED BY MONTANA LAW and EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION of any claim shall be in the LOCAL COURT residing where the alleged incident occurred or in the FEDERAL COURT FOR THE STATE OF MONTANA.

In the case of a minor PARTICIPANT, THE UNDERSIGNED parent or legal guardian acknowledges that he/she is also signing this release on behalf of the minor PARTICIPANT and that the minor PARTICIPANT shall be bound by all the terms of this release. Additionally, BY SIGNING THIS RELEASE AS THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A MINOR PARTICIPANT, the parent or legal guardian understands that he/she is waiving certain rights on behalf of the minor that the minor otherwise may have.

THE UNDERSIGNED and PARTCIPANT acknowledge that the Billings Family YMCA is a charitable non-profit organization organized under the law of the State of Montana and nothing in this AGREEMENT shall be construed as a waiver of charitable non-profit status and/or benefits under Montana law.

By signing this release without a parent or guardian signature, the PARTICIPANT represents that he/she is at least 18 years of age, or, if signing as the parent or guardian of the PARTICIPANT, you represent that you are the legal parent or guardian of the minor PARTICIPANT.

This release shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any part of this release is deemed to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be an enforceable contract between the parties. This release shall be binding upon the assignees, subrogors, distributors, heirs, next-of-kin, executors and personal representatives of THE UNDERSIGNED.

All entries are final, no refunds will be given. I fully understand that any medical treatment given will be of a first aid treatment type only. I consent that any pictures furnished by me or any pictures taken of me 'in connection with the Tournament can be used for publicity, promotion or television showing now or in the future, and I waive compensation in regard thereto. All participants in any event or class in this Tournament is by permission only. The Director or his authorized agent(s) reserve the right to refuse entry to any person, school, team or club.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THE FOREGOING LIABILITY RELEASE, UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS, AND AM AWARE THAT I AM RELEASING CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE MAY HAVE.


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