||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
The Association has decided to reintroduce mats fees from June 2021. The prospect to be able to offer more classes from June 2021 seems to have improved. Classes are planned for Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June. Of course this is still subject to venue availability.
For those on auto pay*, the first payment of $300 will be deducted at the end of May for the June payment. If you have not already paid your annual membership fee the first deduction will be $500.
The fee for a Sponsorship Member is set at HK$2,000 for the remainder of 2021/22. If you have not already renewed your membership you will need to also pay the annual fee of $200. (Sponsorship $2,000 + $200). The Sponsorship option is available until 31 May 2021.
Payment may be made by cheque or directly into the Associations bank Account either via ATM or by internet banking. If any member has difficulty with the arrangement please contact Lawrence Leung (email@example.com) or Vincent Chui (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 What’s App to the Association with your full name and membership number.
Members should take the opportunity to update their contact details if necessary. There is no need to submit the renewal form if you have no changes.
The fee and and the updated information should be handed in to Lawrence Leung or Vincent Chui.
*Members who previously had their monthly fee settled by auto pay, may change to Sponsorship. Please do so before 31 May.
Members are encouraged to become a Sponsorship member or make their monthly payment via autopay (or sponsorship). If you have some difficulty, please contact the Association to make alternative arrangements.
Resumption of Training (March 2021)
Sports Venues have been open since mid-February and we are able to run some classes from the beginning of March.
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 between groups within the class and the training must be arranged in such a way as to limit the group number to a maximum of 4 persons (including the instructor). While it may not be required by LCSD, all are required to wear a face mask during training with HKAA and within the venue. Please note that all are required to register with the Venue before they will be allowed to enter (either by using the LeaveHomeSafe App or filling in details upon arrival).
If you wish to attend a class, you will need to register with the Association by email at email@example.com 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 Covid-19 situation in Hong Kong remains volatile. 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.
Exec Committee 5 March 2021
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.