Duty Instructors in Apr to Jun 2014

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

Sugawara Shigeru Shihan’s Seminar – 17th to 20th April 2014

Pre-registration and Payment Details Seminar Schedule

Sugawara Sensei (Hombu Shihan, 7th dan) will conduct a seminar from Thursday 17th April until Sunday 20th April 2013. There will be 6 training sessions during the seminar. There will be a grading for HKAA members on the Saturday morning. See Draft Schedule attached. The time and place of each session may also be found under “Scheduled Training” on the HKAA website. 

There will be a Farewell Dinner on the Sunday evening. The cost will be $150 per head

Seminar fees are as follows:

1. Registered HKAA Members

a) No additional charges for members who have paid their Annual Fee and regular monthly training fees up to and including February to April. Pre-registration is not required.

b) Members who have been paying a “per session fee” with the approval of the Association will be charged HK$200 per session up to a maximum of 4 sessions. If they want to attend the whole seminar the cost is HK$900. Such members will be entitled to attend all other regular classes in April and May.  Pre-registration is required.

c) Members who are on leave will be treated in the same manner as b) above.

All unpaid fees up to 30 March 2014 including 2014 annual membership and monthly fees, if any, should be paid on or before 14 April 2013

2. Non-Members/Visitors

Non-Members, members of affiliated Dojos and Visitors are welcome to join. The fee is HK$200 per session up to a maximum of 6 sessions. The fee is HK$900 for the whole seminar plus $150 for the Farewell Dinner on Sunday evening

3. Pre-Registration  

Registered members who are on leave, and non-HKAA members or visitors should register with the Director (Membership) Mr. Samuel Hui at membership@aikido.com.hk  and pay the applicable fees on or before 14 April 2013. Contact. Payments should be made by cash or cheque made out to “Hong Kong Aikido Association Ltd” before the deadline.

Please sort out your registration prior to the deadline. If you do not pre-register with the Director (membership) or fail to pre-pay the appropriate seminar fee prior to the deadline you may be refused entry. Walk-in applications may not be entertained.

Executive Committee
March 2014

Grading Tests, Saturday 19th of April 2014

The next grading examination will be held on Saturday, 19th April at Queen Elizabeth Stadium Function Room II from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Those wishing to take a 5th or 4th Kyu grading should seek a recommendation from one of the Duty Instructors. Suitable candidates for 3rd Kyu and above will be invited to test by the Grading Committee.

Send an Email to membership Director (membership@aikido.com.hk) by Thursday 27 March with the following details:

Membership Number
Name
Grade applied for
Name of the instructor who has made the recommendation.

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 but they must first seek permission from the Association’s Director in charge of this matter, Mr Jimmy Lau prior to the commencement of the class/grading tests.

Yoshiaki Hikita
TC Chairman
Grading Committee

Renew 2014 Membership

The 2014/15 Annual Fee is due in April 2014. The annual fee of HK$200 should be settled on or before 30 April 2014. Payment should be made in full by cheque, cash or pre-authorized debit (Auto-pay) from your bank account.

If you are chosen the payments by pre-authorized debits (Auto-pay) the sum total of HK$500 (with the Monthly Training Fee) will be automatically withdrawn from your designated bank account in April 2014. Please note that any late or dishonoured payments are subject to interest or other charges in accordance with the fee policy, and may be subject to penalties.

All members are encouraged to join the Direct Debit Authorisation (Auto-pay), Application Form is now available for download from web-site if you are choosing the payments through Direct Debit Authorisation. It must be completed and returned to the HKAA by mail or in person to our Executive Committee members. ( DO NOT send by Email )

You may consider being a Sponsorship Member for annual HK$3,200 (Annual Fee $200 + Sponsorship Fee $3,000) benefits a free training for a period of 12 months in the fiscal year from April to March next year. (It only available before 14 Apr, 2014)
**Those members who have applied their monthly fee pay by autopay, you can change to Sponsorship**

If for any reason you are unable to make the payment or have difficulty with the Auto-pay system, please let us know by writing to membership@aikido.com.hk. We will then do what we can to work out a settlement for your account.

All member also are required to completed the following TWO form for renew membership:

會 員 續 會 表 格 Ordinary Member Renewal Form

As an International Aikido Federation (IAF) member, The Hong Kong Aikido Association (HKAA) is committed to upholding the IAF Policy and Rules on Anti-doping.

The Association also requires its members and visitors to comply with the Anti-doping Policy and Rules of the IAF.  From April 2014 Members and Visitor are required to agree and sign the following when joining our association or training with us.

Anti-doping Policy and Rules Acknowledgment and Agreement

For the IAF Anti-Doping Policy and Rules, please see the links below to these documents.
https://www.aikido-international.org/anti-doping

World Combat Games 2013, Saint Petersburg

The World Combat Games were held in St. Petersburg in October 2013. The Games are organised by Sport Accord formerly the General Assembly of International Sporting Federations (GAISF) of which the International Aikido Federation is a member. The first Combat Games were held in Beijing in 2009.

Most widely recognised martial arts these days involve competition but Aikido has no competition. The IAF agreed for Aikido to participate provided it could do so as a demonstration. Sport Accord agreed to this request

The Hong Kong Aikido Association was invited to send a delegation. The qualifying criteria meant few members could qualify, but we were lucky that Jerald Tai was able to attend. As we could send only one delegate, the organising Committee arranged for Jerald to demonstrate with a delegate from Switzerland.

Below is Jerald’s report
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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