Duty Instructors in Oct to Dec 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 Mondays 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

Notice of Fourteenth Annual General Meeting

(This notice and related documents has been send by e-mail address , please inform us if NOT received) membership@aikido.com.hk

To: All members,

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Fourteenth 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, 13 December 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

For the purpose of transacting of the following business:

1. To receive and consider the accounts and balance sheets prepared by the auditors and the reports of the Executive Committee.

2. 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.

3. To appoint Auditors and fix the remuneration.

(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)
21st November 2014

Workshop on Monday 24 November 2014 (Irimi-nage)

The next workshop will be held on Monday 24 November, 6 to 8:00pm pm at 10F Fa Yuen Street Municipal Services Building. Samson Li Sensei will conduct the workshop. All members should attend.

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