Guidelines & Disclaimers

Please note all prices shown on this website are for online purchasing only;  Instore purchase price may vary,  all prices shown are in Australian dollars.

General Guidelines
Physical training involves serious risks of injury, disability, and/or death.  The proper use of  equipment helps reduce such risks but does not eliminate or guarantee protection against them.

Use only under the supervision of a skilled instructor/trainer who responsibly monitors techniques and intensity of training and assures that students are properly trained and physically conditioned. Minors using these products should have constant, qualified, adult supervision.

Do not use old, modified, damaged, or improperly fitted equipment. The condition and effectiveness of the gear may diminish with time and use.

Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. Know your limitations.

Protective Equipment Guidelines
Protective products are for non-contact use or light-contact use only, unless otherwise stated on the product.  Light contact use is defined as force not causing pain, injury, penetration, or visible movement of the opponent.

Sparring Gear and Training Accessories Guidelines
Sparring gear and accessories are intended only to reduce the risk and severity of accidental injury to protected areas during supervised, non-contact sparring or light-contact sparring.  Light contact/force is defined as force not causing pain, injury, penetration, or visible movement of the opponent.

All sparring participants should wear full sets of equipment. Recommended minimum: head guard, hand guard/mitt, foot guard, chest guard, shin guards, mouth guard, and groin guard.

Sparring gear is intended for use during the practice of the sport for which it is designed (e.g. martial arts sparring gear used for martial arts and boxing sparring gear used for boxing), not for other purposes, or more intense uses (e.g. moderate to full contact sparring, bag work, weapons training, other sports including soccer, or for medical purposes).

Fitness Products Guidelines
Gloves are for impact protection and are intended only for light contact on soft training targets such as padded shields, hanging bags, speed bags, etc. light contact is defined as impact not intended to cause pain or injury.

Padded training matts provide a margin of protection and shock absorption but are not sufficient padding for many training purposes.

Martial Arts Weapons Guidelines

Please choose carefully.  No warranty applies to weaponry items.  No refunds or exchanges applies to purchases of weaponry.
Martial arts weapons are for training only under expert supervision, for demonstration of forms, for collection, or display.  The use and or  misuse of Martial Arts weapons involves serious risks, including injury, disability and death.  Weapons training requires: appropriate safety gear, including head, face, eye, and mouth protection and other guards suitable for the particular weapon and techniques being practiced and a safe training environment set up to avoid injury to people and objects.

To decrease chances of injury, users of weapons should: respect the weapon(s), inspect them before each use to ensure they are in proper condition, and not use them for sparring or contact.  WE recommend that instructors limit children and beginners to the use of foam rubber or foam-covered practice weapons and/or wooden blades.

Some weapons may be illegal in user’s area; the user must research and follow state and local laws. BUBISHI is not responsible for improper or illegal use or modification of any weapons.  Please check your state regulations BEFORE ordering items from the weapons section.  Victoria, especially, has a long list of prohibited waepons.  We take NO RESPONSIBILITY for you not being licensed.  For licensing details call Police Licensing on 1300 651 645

Weapons will not be sold to anyone under 18 years of age.