Duty Instructors in April to June 2015

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

7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice

This year’s Memorial Practice to mark the 7th Anniversary of Cottier Sensei’s passing will be held at:

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Date: Saturday 6th June 2015
Venue: Ho Man Tin Dojo

Cottier Shihan was our Sensei and the founder of HKAA. The practice will be conducted by Hikita Sensei. All members are encouraged to make a special effort to attend.

The practice will be divided into two sessions with practice starting at 4:00 pm followed by the memorial ceremony. We hope this will enable more members to join.

We will go to dinner at Ho Man Tin after the practice. Please confirm your attendance at the dinner and pay HKD 150 with Mr. Vincent Chui vincent@aikido.com.hk by Friday 29th May (there are only 28 seats. First come first Serve).

Executive Committee

Workshop on Saturday 23rd May 2015

The first Workshop for 2015 will be held on Saturday 23rd May 2015, 4:00p.m. to 6:00pm at Ho Man Tin Dojo. Yoshiaki Hikita Sensei will conduct the workshop. The theme is “Ukmei”. All members should attend.

Renewal of 2015/2016 Membership

The 2015/2016 Annual Fee is due in April 2015. The annual fee of HK$200 should be settled on or before 22 March 2015. Payment should be made in full by cheque or cash. Members are also required to complete the following Membership Renewal form and hand it in TOGETHER with the annual fee.

You may consider being a Sponsorship Member for annual HK$3,200 (Annual Fee $200 + Sponsorship Fee $3,000). The benefits are free training at HKAA scheduled classes and seminars for a period of 12 months from April to the end of March 2016. (Sponsorship is only available before 22 March, 2015)

2015/2016 Member Renewal Form*******

The Annual fee/Sponsorship Fee and membership renewal form should be handed in to Steve Kennedy, Raymond Lau, Samuel Hui, Jimmy Lau or Vincent Chui.

**Those members who currently have their monthly fee settled by autopay, may change to Sponsorship**

For existing members, no cash or cheque payment for monthly fee is allowed.

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