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)
2021 Executive Committee Members of the HKAA

Chairman – Stephen John Kennedy
1st Vice Chairman – Dick Yau Tit Shing
2nd Vice Chairman – Tony Chan Kwong
Secretary/Assistant Treasurer – Vincent Chui Kin Fai
Treasurer- Lawrence Leung Charn Wah
Webmaster – Checky Chan Kin Kei
Membership- Lawrence Leung Charn Wah* (Appointed EC 2/2021)
TC Representative – Samson Li Pik Chau
Butoku Kan Representative – Alan Chan Man Luen
Venue Booking – Alan Chan Man Luen
Events Coordinator – Justina Wang Wai Mei, Tony Chan Kwong
Justin Marchant
• Samuel Hui Choi San was appointed for Membership at EC 1/2021 but resigned on 31/3/2021.
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
Advisor – Edmund Wan Hon Yuen
Advisor – Samson Li Pik Chau
Member – Lawrence Leung Charn Wah
Member – Alan Chan Man Luen