Duty Instructors in Jul to Sept 2015

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 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

Arita Sensei visit to Hong Kong, 7 to 10 August 2015

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.

Executive Committee


Sugawara Shihan Seminar Video Saturday – 18th July 2015

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 jimmyidd@gmail.com by Monday 13th July.

Executive Committee

7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice

This year’s Memorial Practice to mark the 7th Anniversary of Cottier Sensei’s passing
7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice and Embu
The 7th Cottier Shihan Memorial Practice and Embu

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Saturday 6th June 2015 - Ho Man Tin Dojo

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