Duty Instructors in Oct to Dec 2015

Name Grade
Mon Samson Li (6th Dan)
Tue Samuel Hui (4th Dan)
Wed Edmund Wan (6th Dan)
Thu Billy Choong (4th Dan)
Fri Alan Chan (4th Dan)
Sat Yoshiaki Hikita (5th Dan)
Sun Edmund Wan (1 hr weapon training, 1 hr hand technique) (6th Dan)

Elementary Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Teaching will concentrate on basics, and 5th kyu to 3rd kyu techniques. Please refer to the exam. syllabus of the association. Technical Committee

Annual Dinner : 7 November 2015 (Saturday)

A Casual Annual Dinner will be held at Ho Man Tin after the Grading. The dinner is an opportunity for all the members get together and give a thanks to our instructors for running the classes for us over the year.

Please come to join the dinner and show your support to the Association and our instructors . Details of the dinner are as follows:-

Date        :        7 November, 2015. (Saturday)

Time        :        6:30pm. (Join at Dojo after the Grading), Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.

Venue       :        Ho Man Tin Plaza, 80 Fat Kwong Road, Kowloon.

Cost        :        $150 per person

Please reserve your seat and paid to Directors Jimmy Lau.

Grading Examination, Saturday 7th November 2015

The next grading examination is scheduled for Saturday, 7 November at a time and venue to be confirmed. Please check the website closer to the scheduled date.

Suitable candidates for 3rd Kyu and above will be invited.

Those wishing to take 5th or 4th Kyu grading should initially seek an advice from one of the Duty Instructors. Once you have received the support from a Duty Instructor, you should inform the membership director by an email at membership@aikido.com.hk before 1 September 2015 with the following information :-

(1) Member name
(2) Membership no.
(3) Kyu apply
(4) Duty instructor’s name to support you

The Grading Committee will meet and make the final decision on all those to be invited to grade. Those invited will then be informed by email.

Once you have received email to grade, you should then submit the application form to the Secretary of Executive Committee (Vincent Chui) before 3rd October with Hombu ID card and the examination fee.

Taking videos in the dojo without the prior approval of the Duty Instructor and the Association is not permitted. However, those who would like to have a video of their grading may arrange to do so. They must first seek permission from the Director Mr. Jimmy Lau prior to the commencement of the practice/grading examination. Those taking part in the examination and/or practice should not take videos or photographs.

Vincent Chui
TC Chairman
Grading Committee

7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice

This year’s Memorial Practice to mark the 7th Anniversary of Cottier Sensei’s passing
7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice and Embu
The 7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice and Embu

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Saturday 6th June 2015 - Ho Man Tin Dojo

Renewal of 2015/2016 Membership

The 2015/2016 Annual Fee is due in April 2015. The annual fee of HK$200 should be settled on or before 22 March 2015. Payment should be made in full by cheque or cash. Members are also required to complete the following Membership Renewal form and hand it in TOGETHER with the annual fee.

You may consider being a Sponsorship Member for annual HK$3,200 (Annual Fee $200 + Sponsorship Fee $3,000). The benefits are free training at HKAA scheduled classes and seminars for a period of 12 months from April to the end of March 2016. (Sponsorship is only available before 22 March, 2015)

2015/2016 Member Renewal Form*******

The Annual fee/Sponsorship Fee and membership renewal form should be handed in to Steve Kennedy, Raymond Lau, Samuel Hui, Jimmy Lau or Vincent Chui.

**Those members who currently have their monthly fee settled by autopay, may change to Sponsorship**

For existing members, no cash or cheque payment for monthly fee is allowed.

Kenneth Cottier Fund

The Hong Kong Aikido Association has set up the Kenneth Cottier Fund to mark the 1st Anniversary of Sensei’s passing as a tribute to his enormous dedication and contribution to Aikido over the past four decades.

The Fund will be used to promote Aikido in Hong Kong and to foster the Association’s relationship with Hombu Dojo and other Aikido organisations overseas.

The Executive Committee of the HKAA will be responsible for the administration and use of the Fund. A sum of HK$100,000 has been put aside to launch the Fund. The Fund will be “topped up” with an amount to be decided by the Executive Committee and by voluntary donations or contributions from members and friends of Cottier Sensei and the Association.

Contributions will be most welcome. If you would like to make a contribution details please approach the Secretary at hkaikido@netvigator.com. for details

Executive Committee
8 June 2009