Front Range Aikikai values diversity and inclusivity. It is essential for deeping our training both on and off the mat. Our goal is to provide a safe, professional, growth-oriented atmosphere to empower individuals of differing abilities, ages, sizes, educational levels, socio-economic standing, race and/or ethnic backgrounds, sexual identities and orientations, gender and gender identities, nationalities, and religious or spiritual affiliations.
1. Aikido teachers, guided by a deep conviction of the worth and dignity of advancing the path of Aikido, recognize the special responsibilities placed on them as teachers and guides to their students.
2. Aikido teachers encourage and support the learning process of their students and demonstrate the best possible standards of the discipline and art of Aikido. They demonstrate respect for the student as an individual and adhere to their role as a guide and teacher. Aikido teachers avoid exploitation of their students for the personal advantage. They make every effort to assure that their evaluation of students reflects their true merit. Aikido teachers are aware of and sensitive to the power differential inherent in the teacher-student relationship.
3. As a member of the Aikido Okuyama Juku the Aikido teacher is committed to creating and maintaining a community free from all forms of disrespectful conduct including harassment and exploitation.
4. Aikido teachers and practitioners do not engage in sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is sexual solicitation, physical advances, verbal or non-verbal conduct that is sexual in nature, that occurs in connection with the Aikido teacher's activities or role as a teacher and that either: (1) is unwelcome, offensive, or creates a hostile environment, and the teacher knows or is told this; or (2) is sufficiently severe or intense to be abusive to a reasonable person in the context. Sexual harassment can consist of a single intense or severe act or of multiple persistent or pervasive acts. Sexual harassment also includes requests of sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's Aikido training or creating an abusive, hostile or offensive practice or learning environment.
5. Harassment is not limited to that of a sexual nature. Aikidoists do not knowingly engage in behavior that is harassing or demeaning to persons with whom they interact in the dojo environment based on factors such as the person's age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language or socioeconomic status.
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Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics
Front Range Aikikai values diversity and inclusivity. Our goal is provide a safe, professional atmosphere that values individuals of different ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. This enriches our training and our lives, both on and off the mat. In our dojo, instructors have the responsibility to demonstrate high ethical standards and foster a positive learning environment for student growth. View our full statements here.
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