Award Categories

AMAHOF Award Categories & Award Citation

AMAHOF INDUCTEES CATEGORIES

 Category one: Martial Arts Legend (Invitation Only – AMAHOF Committee)

Award Citation: A Martial Artist who has dedicated over 50 years of continuous service to martial arts development, has previously received Life-Time Achievement and supported AMAHOF for over 10 years. This person continues to demonstrate the highest levels of experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability, administration, professionalism and leadership and continues to support the development of martial arts and the mentoring and empowerment of others.

Category two: Life-Time Achievement (Invitation Only – AMAHOF Committee)

Award Citation: A Martial Artist who has dedicated over 35 years of continuous service to martial arts development and has previously been inducted into AMAHOF. This person continues to demonstrate the highest levels of experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability, administration, professionalism and leadership who is over the age of 50 years and continues to support the development of martial arts and the mentoring and empowerment of others.

Category three: Continual Excellence and Service to the Australasian Martial Arts Community

Award Citation: A Martial Artist with over 15 years of continuous service, significantly contributing to martial arts development, achieving a minimum of 3rd Dan or equivalent in their chosen martial art. This person continues to demonstrate a consistently high level of performance as a Martial Artist and as an instructor displaying experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability, administration and leadership who is over the age of 30 years that promotes the development of martial arts and inspires such qualities within others.

AMAHOF RECOGNITION CERTIFICATES

 Category four: Support for Martial Arts – Health & Healing

Award citation: A person with over 10 years of health & healing service that support martial artists and other sporting bodies with a form of complementary medicine to relieve symptoms of injury or illness that improves their performance or expedites their return to full practice.

Category four: Support for the Development of Martial Arts

Award Citation: A Martial Artist or an individual with over 10 years support for the development of martial arts, showing exceptional voluntary service, support and commitment to the martial arts that has enabled its development and the empowerment of others.

Notes:

  • Existing AMAHOF Members can be raised in status by an AMAHOF Internal Award if approved by the Executive Committee/PEC/Directors of AMAHOF.
  • Limitations of time between inductions and reasonable attendance/assistance at AMAHOF Awards will be a pre-requisite for the consideration of AMAHOF Internal Awards.
  • The dispensation of awards within the AMAHOF Award Categories is determined after a full review of Inductee Nominees is conducted by the AMAHOF Executive; the findings of the âExecutive Review are then forwarded to the remaining Directors of AMAHOF for Unanimous Agreement.

Previous Categories – Prior to 2021

Category:  Life-Time Achievement

Award Citation: A Martial Artist displaying over 35 years of continuous service to martial arts development, having achieved a high level within at least one martial art while continuing to demonstrate the highest levels of experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability, administration, professionalism and leadership who is over the age of 50 years and continues to support the development of martial arts and the mentoring and empowerment of others.

 

Category:  Martial Artist of the Year

Award Citation: A Martial Artist displaying over 25 years of continuous service, significantly contributing to martial arts development, achieving a minimum of Yondan (4th Dan or equivalent) in a martial art and having demonstrated a consistently high level of performance as a Martial Artist and as an instructor displaying experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability, administration and leadership that promote the development of martial arts and imbuing such qualities within others.

 

Category:  Instructor of the Year

Award Citation: A Martial Artist displaying over 20 years of continuous service to martial arts development achieving a minimum of Yondan (4th Dan or equivalent) in a martial art demonstrating highly developed skills as a Martial Artist while displaying the qualities of an instructor at consistently high levels of experience, skill, knowledge, instructional ability and administration.

 

Category:  Budoka of the Year

Award Citation: A Martial Artist displaying over 15 years of continuous service to martial arts development, achieving a minimum of Sandan (3rd Dan or equivalent) in a martial art and has consistently demonstrated experience, skills, knowledge, instructional ability and administration that has supported the development of martial arts.

 

Support to the Development of Martial Arts

Award Citation: A Martial Artist or an individual displaying a minimum of 10 years support for the development of martial arts, demonstrating exceptional voluntary service, support and commitment to the martial arts that has enabled its development and the empowerment of others.

AMAHOF Martial Arts Legend.

From time to time the AMAHOF Sokeship Council will make an award to an exceptional Martial Artist who has given over 50 years service to martial arts, and has also made a significant contribution to AMAHOF.

They will have demonstrated skills, knowledge, instructional ability, administration and leadership at levels of high repute and professionalism.

The Category of Martial Arts Legend award will be awarded by the AMAHOF Executive Committee and Sokeship Council to a current active AMAHOF member, with the award being limited normally to one award per Awards Year.
It may NOT be awarded every year.

 

Notes:

  • Existing AMAHOF Members can be raised in status by an AMAHOF Internal Award if approved by the Executive Committee/PEC/Directors of AMAHOF.
  • Limitations of time between inductions and reasonable attendance/assistance at AMAHOF Awards will be a pre-requisite for the consideration of AMAHOF Internal Awards.
  • The dispensation of awards within the AMAHOF Award Categories is determined after a full review of Inductee Nominees is conducted by the AMAHOF Executive; the findings of the âExecutive Review are then forwarded to the remaining Directors of AMAHOF for Unanimous Agreement.