Duty Instructors in Apr to Jun 2016

Name Grade
Mon Samson Li (6th Dan)
Tue Samuel Hui (4th Dan)
Wed Edmund Wan (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 Wednesdays 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

Yudansha Class and Yudanshakai Meeting – Friday 1 July 2016

There will be a special class for Yudansha on Friday 1 July to be conducted by Edmund Wan Sensei. The topic is “An Overview of Buki (Weapons) and Taigi (Body Art)”. Members should bring bokken and Jo.
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Date: Friday 1 July 2016
Venue: Kwun Chung Dojo

Prior to the class a meeting of the Yudansha Kai is scheduled. The purpose of the meeting is to update Yudansha on the recent developments within the Association and to receive feedback from Yudansha members.
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Date: Friday 1 July 2016
Venue: to be confirmed

Yudansha and 1st Kyu members are invited to join both the class and the meeting.

Following the training there will be a dinner at the Royal One Restaurant, Austin Road Tsim Sha Tsui. Yudansha wishing to attend the dinner should book their place through Jimmy Lau (jimmyidd@gmail.com ) by Wednesday 29th June.

Steve Kennedy,
Technical Committee


Grading Certificate

Members (Kyu) who grading on 16/4/2016 by Sugawara Shigeru Shihan, the Hombu certificate has been received and will be presented on Tue (21/6)Wed (22/6) and Fri (24/6) after the Class.

2. The certificate for Dan Grade will be presented on Fri (1/7) after the Yudansha Class.

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.

Sugawara Shigeru Shihan’s Seminar 14th to 17th April 2016

Thursday 14th April [Session 1 - 19:00 - 21:00]

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Friday 15th April [Session 2 - 18:00 - 20:00]

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Saturday 16th April [Session 3 - 10:00-12:00]

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Saturday 16th April [Session 4 - 14:30 - 18:00 Grading]

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Sunday 17th April [Session 5 - 10:00 - 14:00 Grading]

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Sunday 17th April [Session 6 - 16:00 - 18:00]

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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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