Release of Liability & Waiver of Legal Rights and Assumption of Risk: By clicking this check box I agree to the following:
In consideration of the services by Defender Combatives, LLC, their owners, agents, officers, participants, employees, and all other persons/entities, and ranges acting in any capacity on their behalf (hereafter collectively referred to as “DC”, I hereby understand and agree to discharge DC on behalf of myself, my children, my parents, my heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate as follows: 1. I acknowledge that firearm shooting and learning self-defense entails known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, or damage to myself, to property, or to third parties, up to and including death. I understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. The risks include, among other things; being struck by bullet fragments from impact on backstops, or structure, which my bullets strike. While these are usually low speed fragments they may cause cuts or welts. Furthermore, DC employees are consummate professionals and experts in their respective fields. However, due to the inherent risks of handling and using firearms and ammunition, malfunctions and/or situational circumstances may occur with unintended consequences up to and including serious bodily injury and/or death. The primary safety for every firearm is the trigger finger. Under no circumstances will the trigger finger be placed on the trigger until the muzzle is pointed down range, the firearm is aimed at a target and a conscious decision has been made to discharge the firearm. 2. I expressly agree and promise to accept and assume all of the risks existing in this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary, and I elect to participate in spite of the risks. 3. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless DC from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action, which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity or use of DC equipment or facilities used by DC, including any such Claims which allege negligent acts or omissions of DC. 4. I release and hold harmless DC from all liability, claims, judgments, costs including attorney’s fees, demands or causes of action that I may hereafter have for injuries or civil damages arising out of my participation in DC services/courses. I agree to indemnify and hold DC harmless for all such fees and costs. 5. I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I have no medical or physical conditions, which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume – and bear the cost of – all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition. I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently prepared or trained for participation in the activity or event, and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. 6. I hereby consent to receive medical treatment (to the extent of minor first-aid and to the level of medical training which the instructors currently hold) which may be advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity or event. I understand that if there is a medical emergency outside the realm of minor first-aid the instructors will request emergency assistance. 7. As a condition of participation DC services I agree not to use the information and techniques that are shared in a Course for any purpose that is unlawful, illegal or any improper or objectionable purpose. I agree not to impersonate any other law enforcement person or entity, by words or actions, whether actual or fictitious. I agree to not act with intent to induce another to submit to such pretended official authority. I agree that the information shared in a Course does not give me authority over active and official law enforcement officers in any capacity nor does it make me a law enforcement officer in any capacity. I agree to comply with any applicable local, state, federal laws regarding self-defense and firearms and am advised to seek and consult with an attorney if presented with any situation which has resulted in criminal charges and/or civil litigation against me. 8. I agree that prior to participating in a Course, I may inspect the facilities and equipment to be used, and if I believe anything is unsafe, I will immediately advise the instructors of such condition and refuse to participate. I agree that I may REFUSE to participate in any activity that I feel in unsafe. I understand and agree that, if at any time, I feel anything to be UNSAFE, I will immediately take all precautions to avoid the unsafe area or activity and REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE further. 9. I understand that I may be photographed or videotaped. I agree to allow my image and likeness in the form of photo, video, whether digital/electronic or film, to be used for any legitimate and legal purpose in the media of print publication or internet, without compensation, to DC. I agree to waive all rights to inspect and approve the images and that the images will be used without notifying me. The images, if used, will be used with respect and consideration. 10. I understand that if I participate in any “force on force” training or live-action scenarios which may include airsoft pistols and BBs, I agree to the following: At all times I will obey the commands of the DC chief instructor, follow all firearm safety rules, and treat any airsoft pistol in the same manner you would a real firearm. Safety goggles or a helmet must be worn during training at all times and must provide adequate coverage for protection of eyes and ears. There is no shooting in any areas other than designated shooting areas. Modifications to airsoft pistols are strictly prohibited. I hold harmless any land owner on whose property I may be accidentally injured. I realize that participating in a “force-on-force” style class may be physically exerting and involves the projection of small spherical plastic objects known as BBs from equipment which projects BBs by use of spring tension or air/gas pressure. I understand that BB’s so projected can cause injury especially to unprotected areas of my person/body. I agree to assume all risk involving in having such BBs projected at me. I realize that I must wear equipment that physically covers my eyes, ears, and mouth and protects me against BBs. I also realize it is advisable that I seek a physical examination from a licensed physician before training in order to determine whether or not it is medically safe for me to participate in such “force-on-force” training involving airsoft pistols and possible physical contact with other students. I hold harmless any and all individuals representing DC or the hosts of a DC event in the situation where I may be accidentally injured. I agree to follow the rules as set by DC for participating in this type of training. I have read this release of liability, waiver of legal rights and assumption of risk and fully understand its contents. I represent that I am of legal adult age and I sign this document and participate in spite of the risks of my own free will. This release of liability, waiver of legal rights and assumption of risk shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law. I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD IT, AND I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS. IT IS LEGAL FOR ME TO OWN A FIREARM AND I WILL NOT USE WHAT I LEARN IN CLASS FOR ANY ILLEGAL OR UNETHICAL PURPOSE.