Duty Instructors in Jan to Mar 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

Dan Grade Training on Friday 3rd April 2015 (updated)

The next Dan Grade Training will be held on Friday 3rd April, 6:00p.m. to 8:00pm at Kwun Chung Dojo.

Edmund Wan Sensei will conduct the training.
All Yudansha members should attend.
Please bring along your jo.

A dinner at a nearby venue will be arranged

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.

Grading Tests, Sunday 19 April 2015

The next grading examination is scheduled for Sunday, 19 April at a time and venue to be confirmed.

Those wishing to take a 5th or 4th Kyu grading should seek permission to apply from one of the Duty Instructors. Suitable candidates for 3rd Kyu and above will be invited to test by the Grading Committee.

Send an Email to membership Director (membership@aikido.com.hk) by 23 February with the following details:

- Membership Number:
- Name:
- Grade applied for:
- Name of the Instructor who supports your application:

Taking videos in the dojo without the prior approval of the Duty Instructor and the Association is not permitted. However, those who would like to have a video of their grading may arrange to do so but they must first seek permission from the Association’s Director in charge of this matter, Mr Jimmy Lau prior to the commencement of the class/grading tests.

Yoshiaki Hikita
TC Chairman
Grading Committee

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