Hong Kong Aikido Association – 45th Anniversary Celebration (15, 16 October 2016)

(Updated 22 Sept 2016) The HONG KONG AIKIDO ASSOCIATION will celebrate its 45th  Anniversary on the 15th and 16th October this year. Postal
  • Hombu Dojo-Cho, Mitsuteru Ueshiba will be our guest instructor and will conduct two training sessions, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday.
  • We will also have an Aikido Demonstration (EMBUKAI) on the Saturday afternoon.
  • It also be part of the “Japan Autuman Festival in Hong Kong – Rediscovering Nippon”. Logo_colorPostal 
  • Demonstration was open to public. (Details see page 2)
  • The training venue is the Kwai Fong Youth College, Kwai Chung. It is a short walk from the Kwai Fong MTR station. dojo Map
  • On the Sunday evening we will hold our 45th Anniversary Dinner at the Panda Hotel, Tsuen Wan. Map
  • Non-members, members of our affiliated dojo and overseas visitors are welcome to join us for this celebration. (Registration details see page 3).

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

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

12th International Aikido Federation (IAF) Congress (please let Justin know as soon as possible Before 23 June 2016)

The 12th International Aikido Federation (IAF) Congress will be held in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, between 26th September and 3 October 2016. The Hong Kong Aikido Association intends to send a delegation to attend.  Details of the venue, the programme of events and instructors can be found on the IAF website: http://takasaki.aikido-international.org If you are interested in joining and would like more details, please let Justin know as soon as possible (justin@aikido.com.hk), and by 23 June 2016 at the latest.

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.

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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

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