Dear AIKO Members
The year is coming to an end, and unfortunately we are in a lot of countries back to Covid
Restrictions and the daily life of working from home. For us in the AIKO we are sad that
we can’t give you give all the support we would like to give.
But we hope you all are healthy and are with family during the holiday season, and we
hope to be talking to you again during the already planned events, and hopefully they will
continue. As next year we start a new cycle, this also means we have to think about our
financial responsibility’s and about the future of the AIKO. So what is coming,
As per every year also this year it’s time to pay the dojo contribution, to do so please
make payment of 80 euros or 90 dollars, to be paid to the account number
NL60INGB0004448427 in the name of Hr D M AIKO-Jonkers, mentioning your dojo
name. If you need the Honbu to give you an invoice, please send the request for invoice
to the Honbu stating your dojo name, payment date and Payment ID.
From next year 01 February 2022 we will create a list on the Honbu site with all the dojo
names. Dojo’s that do not live up to the requirements are taken off the list, and they lose
the right to perform examinations, students are not allowed to take examinations with the
specified dojo. Our organization is not asking for a lot of money, we are not demanding
exuberant payment schemes, but we also have bills to pay and want to be able to help
dojo’s by coming over and teaching our style. So please pay your contribution, so we can
keep on supporting you
Organizational changes that are coming:
We are going to have an Organizational change, this change will create a more clear
overview of the organization, who is in which level and what his or her rights and
privileges are. In the coming year 2022 we will be addressing our teachers to participate
in this setup of the organization regarding specific topics. 2022 will be the year we will set
this up, so we can implement this in 2023.
Dan grade Exam requirements:
Regarding the Dan grade exam requirements, we want to get more grip and control on
the quality and quantity. For this, we are investigating the centralization of applications in
control of the Honbu and the delivery of certificates and belts by the Honbu. The
examinations will then be done centralized on certain dates throughout countries. With
this setup we create 1 Dan grade event per country or region where we create a stage for
Dan grades to show their growth and experience. 2022 will be the year we will discuss
and investigate this to be implemented in 2023.
The following events are on the Agenda
- March 2022 – World Championships Antalya, Turkey
- June 2022 – AIKO Summer camp, Kihon, ‘s-Gravendeel, Netherlands
- October 2022 – AIKO Autumn/Winter camp, Teamdoragon, Hengelo gld, Netherlands
If you are missing agenda entries please inform us
From the AIKO Honbu, we want to wish everybody a merry X-mas and a happy new year,
stay safe and keep looking out for each other. The world is in change, and we need to
make the best of it. Let us all together with our AIKO family do what we can and support
The AIKO Board
Hanshi Dave Jonkers, Chairman and Chief Technical instructor.
Shihan Marcel van den Berg, Vice Chairman, Branch Chief NL and Technical Instructor.