Duty Instructors in Jul to Sept 2016

Name Grade
Mon Edmund Wan (6th Dan)
Tue Samuel Hui (4th Dan)
Wed Samson Li (6th Dan)
Thu Billy Choong (4th Dan)
Fri Alan Chan (4th Dan)
Sat Justin Marchant / Vincent Chui (4th 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

Annual General Meeting

To: All members,

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the sixteenth 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 Sunday, 27th November 2016 at 7:00p.m.

For the purpose of transaction 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.
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 Annual General Meeting via email to save waste. However, hard copies of documents are available to members upon application to the Secretary. Copies of Annual General Meeting documents will also be made available to the Annual General Meeting.

By order of the Executive Committee
Chui Kin Fai, Vincent (Secretary)
24th October 2016

Grading Examination, Sunday 27th November 2016

The next grading examination is scheduled for Sunday, 27 November 2016 from 3:00 – 6:00p.m. at Function Room 2, Queen Elizabeth Stadium Wanchai, Hong Kong.

Suitable candidates for all grades will be invited by the Grading Committee.

Those invited will then be informed by email.

Once you have received email to grade, you should then submit the application form to the Secretary of Executive Committee (Vincent Chui) before 15 November 2016 with Hombu ID card and the examination fee.

Photographs or videos are not permitted during the grading.

Vincent Chui

TC Chairman

Grading Committee

Farewell to Hikita Sensei

Hikita Sensei will leave Hong Kong indefinitely at the end of this month after 16 years in Hong Kong and a member and instructor for 12 of those years . He will conduct his last class on Saturday 30th July. We hold have a farewell dinner for him after practice at the Tai Gei Dai Pai Dong, cnr Chung Hau St/Hau Man St, Ho Man Tin. All are most welcome to attend.

Executive Committee

Renewal of 2016/2017 Membership

The 2016/2017 Annual Fee is due in April 2016. The annual fee of HK$200 should be settled on or before 22 March 2016. Payment should be made in full by cheque or cash. Members should also take the opportunity to update their contact details if necessary. There is no need to submit the Ordinary Member Renewal Form if you have no changes.

The fee and the updated information should be handed in to Raymond Lau, Samuel Hui, Jimmy Lau or Vincent Chui.

You may consider being a Sponsorship Member for annual HK$3,200 (Annual Fee $200 + Sponsorship Fee $3,000). The benefits are training at HKAA scheduled classes and seminars for a period of 12 months from April to the end of March 2017. (Sponsorship is only available before 22 March, 2016)

NOTICE: Those members who currently have their monthly fee settled by Auto pay, the annual fee will be deducted with March Monthly Fee ($200 + $300) on Early March 2016.

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

Members are encouraged to make their monthly payment via autopay (or sponsorship). If you have some difficulty, please contact the Association to make alternative arrangements.

auto pay form

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