||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
Sugawara Sensei (Hombu Shihan, 7th dan) will conduct a seminar in Hong Kong from Thursday 16th April until Sunday 19th April 2015.
Please check here for information.
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
Hironobu Yamada Sensei, 8th Dan of Hokuso Aikikai will visit Hong Kong Aikido Kan and conduct a Seminar. HKAA members are invited to attend. Members should register with HKAK. Please see the details in the Invitation Letter and also the seminar Registration Form.
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.
HKAA members have been invited by Alan Chan Sensei to join Butokukan’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Please register with Alan by 21 March. Please see the Invitation letter for details.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 23 February with the following details:
- Membership Number:
- 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.
The Annual Dinner Photo has been uploaded, Thanks You!
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
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