Awards

Many members of the Academy have received awards in recognition of their skills and dedication to martial arts.

While the Academy does not function to receive awards, when one is bestowed upon a member it is accepted with humility and honour. These awards reflect the values of the Academy as a whole and indicate how the teachings of the Academy are recognised by other martial arts and the community.

PMAJJK Trophy winners

Junior awards

  • Leonie Corey Trophy

Senior awards

  • National Self-Defence Trophy (two-man attack)
  • Peter Morton Perpetual Trophy (basic steps)

National Self-Defence Trophy (two-man attack)

The National Self-Defence Trophy is awarded to foster a friendly, competitive spirit between branches in the area of two-man attack. The competition is held each year at the Annual National Seminar.

Winners of the National Self-Defence Trophy
Year Branch
2012 Kaleen, ACT
2010 St Edmunds, ACT
2009 Castlecove, NSW
2008 Castlecove, NSW
2007 Isabella Plains, ACT
2006 Batemans Bay, NSW
2005 Kaleen, ACT
2004 Turner, ACT
2003 Kaleen, ACT
2002 Golden Grove, SA
2001 Brisbane, QLD
2000 Golden Grove, SA
1999 Not contested
1998 Evatt, ACT
1997 Batemans Bay, NSW
1996 Batemans Bay, NSW

This award was inaugurated at the 1995 Annual National Seminar, held at Birrigai in the Australian Capital Territory. It is awarded to foster a friendly, competitive spirit between branches in the area of the two-man attack.

The Chief Instructor of the host branch selects a competitor from each branch present at the seminar to represent their branch in the competition. If the “volunteer” does not wish to participate, then that branch forfeits the competition.

Once a competitor is on the mat, the bout begins when an attacker advances and attacks. The competitor then takes steps to defend themselves by using the techniques they have learnt. Attackers then attack, one at a time or together, taking into account the belt level of the competitor.

Attackers must allow a technique to be applied and be reasonable in their attack.

Execution of techniques must be hard and precise with competitors showing a good fighting spirit.

Competitors are judged on:

Kyu Techniques Bout duration
Basic/Yellow Belt Holds, chokes, throws 30 seconds
Orange Belt Holds, chokes, throws, kicks 40 seconds
Green belt & above Holds, chokes throws, kicks, punches 50 seconds

Peter Morton Perpetual Trophy (basic steps)

The Peter Morton Perpetual Trophy was instigated to create friendly, but competitive, competition between branches performing the Basic Steps at the Annual National Seminar. Judging is done on the basis of accuracy, technical skill and mental focus in the performance.

Winners of the Peter Morton Perpetual Trophy
Year Branch
2012 Queanbeyan, NSW
2010 Castlecove, NSW
2009 Isabella Plains, ACT
2008 Walkerville, SA
2007 Kaleen, ACT
2006 St Edmunds, ACT
2005 Hughes, ACT
2004 Evatt, ACT
2003 Batemans Bay, NSW
2002 Batemans Bay, NSW
2001 Batemans Bay, NSW, & Nambour, QLD
2000 Turner, ACT
1999 Not contested
1998 Port Macquarie, NSW
1997 Salt Ash, NSW
1996 Kaleen, ACT
1995 St Edmunds, ACT
1994 Walkerville, SA
1993 Salt Ash, NSW

Judging criteria

Soke Morton and several instructors of high rank judge the contest. Judging is done on the basis of accuracy, technical skill and mental focus in the performance. Individuals and the whole group are judged on this basis.

The group must show excellent cohesion by moving as one unit.

All individuals in the group must show clear, crisp, concise movements and strikes. Movements are to be smooth and all strikes are to be done with maximum power.

All individuals must show excellent focus, concentration and discipline.

Leonie Corey Trophy

The Leonie Corey Trophy recognises the dedication and excellence of Leonie Corey and is awarded to the Best and Fairest Junior Member of the Year.

Winners of the Leonie Corey Trophy
Year Branch
2010 Alexander Parker, Charnwood, ACT
2009 Marc Doody & Damon Doody, Walkerville, SA
2008 Rong Min, Kaleen, ACT
2007 Lewin Hodgman, Radcliffe, NSW
2006 Chloe Riches, Kaleen, ACT
2005 Matthew Zeitlhofer, Hughes, ACT
2004 shared by Michael Brown and Patrick Brown, Radcliffe, NSW
2003 shared by Chris Ramsden, Isabella Plains, ACT, and Brendon Harvey, Batemans Bay, NSW
2002 no nominations
2001 Jeremy Ascoine, Kaleen, ACT
2000 Jack Davey, Port Macquarie, NSW
1999 Sharon Rowley, Queanbeyan, NSW
1998 Simon Ison, Batemans Bay, NSW
1997 Ebanie Reid, Port Macquarie, NSW
1996 Callum Starr, Salt Ash, NSW

Judging criteria

The Leonie Corey Trophy is awarded annually by the Academy for the Best and Fairest Junior Member of the Year.

Chief Instructors are asked to nominate one of their junior students for consideration for this trophy by submitting their name for selection at the Annual National Seminar.

All nominees have shown to their respective chief instructors that they have the qualities of character that make them stand out as worthy nominees for this honour and the judging panel recognises that all junior members nominated for this award are worthy of congratulations.

Life members

These people have all been awarded life membership of the Peter Morton Academy of Judo Jujitsu Karate in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the Academy.

Year Name
2010 Shihan Craig Swingler
2010 Shihan Ben Innes
2010 Shihan Mark Tomasich
2004 Renshi Graham Darby
2003 Sensei Colin Essery
2002 Renshi Paul Reardon
2002 Renshi Peggy O’Malley
2002 Renshi Brian Clark
1999 Shihan Edward Scharrer
1999 Shihan David Rowley
1999 Renshi Virginia Pysden
1997 Shihan James O’Malley
1995 Shihan Voldemar Valmet

Insights into Martial Arts magazine

Members of the Peter Morton Academy who have received awards from Insights into Martial Arts magazine

Year Name Award
2002 Shihan Edward Scharrer Outstanding contribution to jujitsu
2002 Renshi Craig Swingler Outstanding contribution to jujitsu
2002 Renshi Peter Wilson Outstanding contribution to jujitsu