||Justin Marchant / Vincent Chui
||Edmund Wan (1 hr weapon training, 1 hr hand technique)
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
There have been further adjustments to the easing of Corona Virus restrictions announced by the Hong Kong Government which will affect our training. The changes are to be in operation until 16 July.
The EC is concerned with the need to control class numbers and has decided to reintroduce the requirement for registration prior to attending class.
It is the intention to gradually reintroduce more classes in July and August. It is unlikely we will be able to reintroduce a full programme at this stage.
There are still HKSAR government and LCSD rules in place which must be followed. Class sizes are limited to 1 Instructor and a maximum of 15 students.
If you wish to attend a class, you will need to register with the Association by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please be reminded that the risk of infection by Covid 19 is still present. Members are asked to be vigilant in maintaining social distancing, wearing 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.
Exec Committee July 2020
Arrangement for Payment of Mat Fees
In view of the continued uncertainty with a full programme of training, the EC has decided all members who have paid their Annual Membership fee for 2020/21 are entitled to continue to train without paying mat fees. Further announcements will be made in due course.
Members are reminded that the Annual Fee was due by the 30th June. Members who have not yet paid their fee are asked to do so as soon as possible.
Exec Committee July 2020
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 (email@example.com) or Vincent Chui (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.