||Edmund Wan (1 hr weapon training, 1 hr hand technique)
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
Kazuhiro Arita Sensei, 7th Dan will visit Hong Kong Aikido Association in early August. We have invited him to conduct classes on the 7th, 8th and 9th of August. The Friday evening class will be at Kwun Chung Dojo 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Please check the website for the venue and time for the other two evenings which will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.
Arita Sensei is a former Chief Instructor of HKAA and an advisor to the Association. He remains an honorary member. We will hold a dinner to celebrate Arita Sensei’s promotion to 7th Dan earlier this year on Friday 7th August after the class. Further details will be announced in due course.
The 9th Congress and Seminar of the Asian Aikido Federation will be held from October 30th (Friday) to November 3th (Tuesday) 2015 in Taipei. Members interested in attending the event, please let the Association know as soon as possible but before 20th July. Click here for further details location and hotel tariff-2 training schedule-2
The Association will hold a video evening for members to view the video and discuss the lessons learned from the April 2015 Seminar by Sugawara Sensei. The evening will be held at:
Venue: Volunteers Association Clubhouse, 9th Floor, Happy Valley Stand, Jockey Club, Happy Valley.
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Date: Saturday 18th July 2015
The Association will not make copies of the video for distribution to members as in the past due to ongoing technical difficulties. So this will be members chance to review the seminar. We will also show the grading video. Members who graded and wish to have a copy of their grading may arrange to do so after the event by contacting the Secretary.
We will go to dinner at a nearby restaurant in Wanchai to continue the discussion. Please confirm your attendance at the dinner with Mr. Jimmy Lau firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13th July.
Special training for Yudansha on Wednesday 1 July by Samson Li Sensei.
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00pm
Date: Wednesday 1 July 2015
Venue: Ho Man Tin Dojo
This year’s Memorial Practice to mark the 7th Anniversary of Cottier Sensei’s passing
The 7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice and Embu
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Saturday 6th June 2015 - Ho Man Tin Dojo
Sugawara Sensei (Hombu Shihan, 7th dan) conduct seminar in Hong Kong from Thursday 16th April until Sunday 19th April 2015.
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.
The Annual Dinner Photo has been uploaded, Thanks You!
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 email@example.com. for details
8 June 2009