Effective Date: September 5, 2023

The Krump Championship Series (KCS) is committed to fostering a positive and respectful environment for all participants, including competitors, crews, judges, event organizers, staff, and spectators. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone, we have established this Code of Conduct. By participating in KCS events, you agree to adhere to the following principles:

1. Respect and Sportsmanship:

1.1. Treat all participants, regardless of their role or background, with respect and courtesy.

1.2. Display good sportsmanship at all times, win or lose.

1.3. Refrain from any form of discrimination, harassment, hate speech, or disrespectful behavior, including but not limited to racism, sexism, homophobia, and bullying.

2. Fair Competition:

2.1. Compete with integrity and honesty. Do not engage in cheating, rigging, or any form of dishonest conduct.

2.2. Follow the established rules and guidelines of each KCS event.

2.3. Accept the decisions of judges and event organizers, even if you disagree, and refrain from arguing or disputing their rulings during the event.

3. Safety:

3.1. Prioritize safety above all else. Do not engage in any actions that may harm yourself or others.

3.2. Follow any safety instructions provided by event organizers and staff.

4. Positive Atmosphere:

4.1. Help create a positive and inclusive atmosphere at KCS events. Encourage and support fellow participants.

4.2. Avoid disruptive behavior, including heckling, booing, or any conduct that may disturb the competition or upset others.

5. Ethical Conduct:

5.1. Avoid any actions that could damage the reputation of KCS or the krump dance community.

5.2. Respect intellectual property rights, including music and choreography copyrights.

6. Reporting Violations:

6.1. If you witness a violation of this Code of Conduct, report it to event organizers or staff promptly.

6.2. Do not engage in vigilantism or retaliation. Let event organizers and staff handle any issues.

7. Consequences of Violations:

7.1. Violations of this Code of Conduct may result in consequences, including warnings, point deductions, disqualification from events, or banning from future KCS events.

8. Appeals:

8.1. If you believe you have been unfairly penalized or treated, you may submit an appeal according to the established KCS appeals process.

9. Compliance with Local Laws:

9.1. Participants must comply with all local laws and regulations while attending KCS events.

This Code of Conduct is intended to create a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for all involved in the Krump Championship Series. Violations of this Code may result in disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by KCS organizers. We encourage all participants to uphold the values of respect, sportsmanship, and positive engagement while participating in KCS events.