The Peter Morton Academy of Judo Jujitsu Karate Inc teaches non-competitive, practical self-defence skills to children and adults.
The art taught by the Peter Morton Academy of Judo Jujitsu Karate has three basic influences: Kodokan Judo, Jujitsu and Kempo Karate. It is designed primarily as a self defence art.
The Academy teaches its students the art of restraint and this principle is reinforced during every lesson. This serves as a reminder to both student and teacher that skills gained through the Academy are not to be taken lightly and that they are to be used responsibly. With knowledge comes responsibility.
People of all ages can participate and gain from the Peter Morton Academy of Judo Jujitsu Karate style of self defence. It is a practical, non-competitive self defence and a discipline that emphasises mental, physical and emotional development.
Find a new level of fitness, flexibility, coordination and endurance through training.
Release and control negative emotions such as fear, anger and anxiety with regular practice.
Open yourself to development as an individual by learning a practical self-defence style.
Gain self-control, confidence and mental concentration through study of the art.
To help relax a new student that may feel uncomfortable and uncoordinated, classes are conducted in a semi-formal environment. By the end of participation in a first class most find that they can not wait to train again.
At the beginning of a class all students and instructors take up a position in order of grade and rank around the edge of the training mat (tatami). Students kneel and, on command, bow to the Chief Instructor. Students then bow to all on the mat. This is a traditional act of respect. There is no religious connotation to this tradition.
Warm up exercises are conducted at the beginning of a class and generally involve stretching and strengthening. The aim is to increase flexibility, fitness and strength. Proper warm up exercises help to reduce the chance of injury and fatigue.
New students are advised not to overdo the exercises on a first training night.
After warm up exercises, strikes (tsuki), kicks (keri), falling safely (ukemi) and defence training are done.