Duty Instructors

Name Grade
Mon Lawrence Leung (5th Dan)
Tue Samuel Hui (4th Dan)
Wed Samson Li (6th Dan)
Fri Alan Chan (5th Dan)
Sat Justin Marchant / Vincent Chui (4th Dan)
Sun Edmund Wan (1 hr weapon training, 1 hr hand technique) (6th Dan)

Elementary Classes will be held on Tuesdays 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 General Meeting Saturday 28 November 2020

To: All members,

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Twentieth Annual General Meeting of the Hong Kong Aikido Association Limited will be held at:
Volunteers Clubhouse, 9/F, Happy Valley Stand, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Wong Nei Chung Road, Happy Valley on Saturday, 28 November 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
For the purpose of transacting of the following business:

1. 會長報告
Chairman’s report

2. 聆聽本會財政及幹事會的工作報告
To receive and consider the accounts and balance sheets prepared by the auditors and the reports of the Executive Committee.

3. 委任核數師
To appoint Auditors and fix the remuneration.

4. 選舉協會幹事
To elect new Directors in place of those retiring from the Executive Committee in accordance with Article 39 of the Articles of Association. All current-serving Directors will retire at the Annual General Meeting. Being eligible, all current-serving Directors have offered themselves for re-election.

(Any member unable to attend the Annual General Meeting is entitled to appoint a representative with the proxy form. The proxy voting form must be duly completed and signed by the member, and delivered to the Secretary before commencement of the meeting. A representative need not be a member of the Association.)

The Executive Committee has decided this year to forward the documents for the AGM via email to save waste. However hard copies of documents are available to members upon application to the Secretary. Copies of AGM documents will also be made available at the AGM.

By order of the Executive Committee
Chui Kin Fai, Vincent (Secretary)
5 November 2020

Resumption of Training (October 2020)

We are able to run some classes on Tuesdays and Fridays from the beginning of October.

There are HKSAR government and LCSD rules in place which must be followed. Class sizes are limited to 20. There are limitations on the way we can train. ie a distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained and the training must be arranged in such a way as to limit the group number to a maximum of 4 persons. All are required to wear a face mask during training and within the venue.

If you wish to attend a class, you will need to register with the Association by email at vincent@aikido.com.hk Registration will open at 5:00 pm two days before the class and close at 5:00 pm the day before the class. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Successful registrants will be notified via email. The Instructor may decide to run two separate hour-long classes depending upon the numbers wishing to attend. Please indicate on your registration if you prefer the first or second session.

The class instructor will inform you of any other requirements for attending.

Please be reminded that the risk of infection by Covid 19 is still present. Members are asked to continue to be vigilant in maintaining social distancing, wearing a face mask, washing hands. Members should not attend classes if they feel unwell or have any suspicion that they may have been in contact with the infection.

Executive Committee
October 2020

Renewal of 2020/2021 Membership

The Association wishes all the best for members during this Covid19 pandemic. We hope that you can remain fit, healthy and in good spirits during this difficult time.
The 2020/21 Annual Fee is normally due in April 2020. In view of the disruption and suspension of classes, the payment due date is delayed. We do ask that the payment of HKD200 be made by cheque or payment into the Associations bank account by 30 June 2020. If any member has difficulty with the arrangement please contact Samuel Hui (membership@aikido.com.hk) or Vincent Chui (vincent@aikido.com.hk).
Payment may be made directly into the Associations bank Account either via ATM or by internet banking.
Name: The Hong Kong Aikido Association Limited
Number: 004 (HSBC Bank Code) 485-292767-001
Please ensure you retain the receipt of the transaction and send a copy of the receipt via email or WhatsApp to the Association with your full name and membership number.
The Association will suspend autopay and the renewal of Sponsorship. Once the situation becomes more clear and classes resume, further announcements will be made in relation to training fees.
For the moment, when classes resume all current (to 31/3/2020) paid up members will be entitled to resume practice.
We hope to see you all on the mat in the not too distant future.
Executive Committee
May 2020

Message to HKAA Members from Sugawara Sensei (translated from Japanese)

Dear HKAA members,

How is everyone in the Hong Kong Aikido Association? I heard that you have been unable to practice Aikido for more than four months. I hope all is well with you. I imagine if I was in the same situation, it is very tough for me. So I know how you feel.

The Japanese government declared a state of emergency from 7th April until 6th May. Hombu dojo has been closed since 8th April. Three weeks have passed since the state of emergency was declared. I am staying at home during this period. The Japanese government did not order but only proposed people to stay home. I am really worried about how long it will last.

I look forward to when we can join together, to be back to normal and be able to practice again.

I sincerely hope that your seminar will be held in September. I would like to do Keiko and toast with everyone.

I hope that all of you will overcome this situation and resume your Keiko. I wish you all the best, it will be a little longer.

菅原 繁
Shigeru Sugawara