Terms of use

This website, including all of its features, contents and information (hereafter the "Website") is a service made available by Makotokai International (hereafter "M.K.I.") and all contents, information and multimedia tutorials provided on or through this Website (hereafter "Contents") may be used solely under the following terms of use (hereafter "Terms of Use").

The following terms apply to non-registered users as well as to registered subscribers to this Website, but do not supersede the terms of the subscription agreement entered into between M.K.I. and each subscriber (hereafter “Subscription Agreement”). Therefore as the Subscription Agreement provides more extensive rights, the terms of the Subscription Agreement prevail for the corresponding registered subscribers.

1. Website Limited License. As a user of this Website you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to access and use this Website and the relevant Contents in accordance with these Terms of Use. M.K.I. is entitled to terminate this license at any time for any reason.

2. Limitations on Use. The Contents on this Web Site are for your personal use only and not for commercial exploitation. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, distribute, display, or transmit for commercial, non-profit or public purposes all or any portion of this Website, without M.K.I.'s prior written permission. Any unauthorized use of this Website or its Contents is prohibited.

3. Intellectual Property Rights. All the Contents of this Website, including all multimedia tutorials, images, illustrations, databases, designs, photographs, and written material are protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights. You cannot reproduce, modify, copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or contents on the Website, without M.K.I.'s prior written consent.

4. Advertisers. This Website may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this Website is accurate and complies with applicable laws. M.K.I. will not be responsible for the illegality of or any error or inaccuracy in advertisers' or sponsors' materials or for the acts or omissions of advertisers and sponsors.

5. Public and non-public sections. This Website is divided in public and non-public sections. Non-public sections require the authorized user to enter username and password. Access to public sections of this Website is currently free of charge. Access to non-public sections of this Website is only allowed for authorized users of registered subscribers, who have accepted the conditions contained in the Subscription Agreement. M.K.I. does not permit anyone other than you to use the sections requiring subscription by using your name or password. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. If you believe there has been unauthorized use, you must notify M.K.I. immediately by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6. Subscription. Subscription to this Website requires you to fill in the subscription form, by inserting your personal information. You agree to provide M.K.I. with accurate and complete personal information. It is your responsibility to inform M.K.I. of any changes to that information. If you already practice the Makotokai style and have the relevant Makotokai budo pass, you login and create your own account after paying the yearly fee to the gym where you practice. The relevant gym will transfer each user’s fee to M.K.I. and this enables you to register. After M.K.I. will receive the payment, M.K.I. will activate your account and you will get access to the on-line education area. Paying the yearly fee is mandatory for all people who already practice the Makotokai style according to the Makotokai Rules & Regulation. If you are a newcomer and want to cross over to the Makotokai way, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details and background knowledge. You can proceed with the subscription to this Website once M.K.I. has accepted by e-mail your application. M.K.I. holds the right not to accept your application.

7. Errors and Viruses. M.K.I. does not represent or warrant that this Website or the Contents will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected or that it will always be accessible. M.K.I. does not warrant or represent that the Contents available on or through this Website will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable. M.K.I. may make improvements and/or changes to its features, functionality or contents at any time.

8. No Advice. The use of the Contents does not constitute the provision of advice to you by any of M.K.I. The Contents on this Website are not offered as advice on any particular matter and should not be taken as such. M.K.I. and contributing authors expressly disclaim all liability to any person with regards to anything done or omitted to be done, and with respect to the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the whole or any part of this Website.

9. Disclaimer. This Website and the Contents are provided on an "as is, as available" basis. M.K.I. or the contributing authors make no warranty or representation relating to the Contents. M.K.I. and the contributing authors expressly disclaim and exclude any and all implied warranties, including warranties on merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. M.K.I. or the contributing authors do not warrant that the Contents will meet your requirements or that the Contents are not without defects or errors. M.K.I. and the contributing authors disclaim all responsibility for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of or any way related to (a) any errors in or omissions from this Website and the Contents, including but not limited to technical inaccuracies and typographical errors, (b) any third party web sites or information therein directly or indirectly accessed through links in this Website, including but not limited to any errors in or omissions therefrom, (c) the unavailability of this Website, the Contents, or any portion thereof, (d) your use of this Website or the Contents, or (e) your use of any equipment or software in connection with this Website or the Contents.

10. Limitation of liability. M.K.I. or the contributing authors shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from your use of this Website, the Contents. M.K.I. or the contributing authors shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever in any way due to, resulting from, or arising in connection with the use of or inability to use the Contents provided on this Website. If there are any errors or mistakes in the Contents, you will not seek, directly and/or indirectly, damages or bring any claims against M.K.I. or any contributing author, and or any of their respective officers, partners or employees, arising out of any errors or mistakes in the Contents.

11. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless M.K.I. and the contributing authors from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use by you.

12. Unlawful Activity. M.K.I. reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of its Terms of Use and to take any action it deems appropriate.

13. Remedies for Violations. M.K.I. reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law for violations of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular internet address to this Website.

14. Privacy. All personal information is processed by M.K.I. confidentially and in compliance with the provisions contained in the Federal Swiss Act on Data Protection of 19 June 1992 and following amendments. Some personal information is automatically received when you visit this Website or provided from you, when registering. M.K.I. uses this personal information for internal administrative purposes and, in case, for sending information, updates and/or news about the Website and the M.K.I.’s activity. All personal information stored on M.K.I.’s system is secured against unauthorized access. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites, which contain embedded content from social media. Such third party cookies may track your use of the Website. Our partners and we also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. Third party cookies are not regulated by the Website. For detailed information about these third party cookies policies, please visit our partners’ websites such as Google, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter.

15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. The Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland and any action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only before the Courts of Lugano (Switzerland) and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.

16. Severability. The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If, for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction.

17. Modifications to Terms of Use. M.K.I. reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Updated version of the Terms of Use will appear on this Website and is effective immediately. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use. Continued use of this Website after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.