About HKAA

Hong Kong Aikido Association (HKAA)

Kenneth Cottier (1933-2008)

The Hong Kong Aikido Association was established with the aim of promoting the martial art of Aikido in Hong Kong. It was incorporated in 1999 as the Hong Kong Aikido Association Limited and is served by voluntary staff and instructors. It was founded by Mr. Kenneth Cottier (1933 – 2008) in 1971 who started a Aikido dojo in Homantin Street, Kowloon. Cottier Shihan passed away in 2008. Since 2009, we have been very fortunate to have Hombu Shihan, Sugawara Shigeru come to Hong Kong and to conduct a seminar each year.

The Hong Kong Aikido Association Limited is a recognized dojo by the Aikikai, Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan and is a founding member of the International Aikido Federation. Subject to availability of training venues, the Hong Kong Aikido Association offers training seven days a week (except on public holidays) at government sporting facilities on both Hong Kong and Kowloon sides.

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Sugawara Sensei Seminar 2013


Executive Committee (EC)

2016 Executive Committee Members of the HKAA
Chairman – Stephen John Kennedy
1st Vice Chairman – Dicky Yau Tit Ching
2nd Vice Chairman / Membership – Samuel HUI Choi san
Secretary/Assistant Treasurer – Vincent Chiu Kin fai
Treasurer/Webmaster – Raymond Lau Wai man
TC Representative – Samson LI Pik Chau
Hombu Liaison – Yoshiaki Hikita
Venue Booking – Chan Man Cheung
Assistant Venue Booking – Andrew NG Ka Fai
Events Coordinator – Jimmy Lau Ching Shan
Lawerence Leung Charn Wah
Justin Marchant
Tony Chan Kwong
Jerald Tai Chung Ho


Technical Committee (TC)

- To monitor regular training programmes
- To organize grading tests
- To organize other training programmes, such as workshops
- To plan and coordinate demonstrations
- To be responsible for the appointment of instructors
- To arrange the schedule of duty instructors
- To deal with matters of dojo and members (including instructors) discipline
Founder – Kenneth Cottier Sensei (1933 – 2008)
Chairman – Vincent Chui Kin Fai
Vice Chairman – Justin Marchant
Vice Chairman – Samuel HUI Choi san
Advisor – Edmund Wan Hon Yuen
Advisor – Samson Li Pik Chau
Advisor  - Yoshiaki Hikita
Member - Lawrence Leung Charn Wah
Member – Alan Chan Man Luen
Member – Billy Choong Siew Heun