Message from AIMAA President,
Grandmaster Hee Il Cho
"I believe our strength and our future lie in the creativity and determination we find in our diversity...
a bright future is structured through our commitment to unity. "
Holiday Message From the AIMAA President
Dear AIMAA Members:
AIMAA lost a cherished member this year. Master Michael Finn passed away on March 26th, and we will remember him with deep respect as a dedicated Instructor of AIMAA Ireland, and a beloved member of our worldwide AIMAA organiization.
AIMAA is truly a world family. We support each other as members of a family, we celebrate one another's achievements and we strive to encourage and uplift one another in times of sadness or hardship. For over 35 years, it is this family structure which has characterized our organization. It is a feeling of unity and acceptance for the diversity which exists in all forms. We are from many backgrounds, many regions of the world and hold many different positions within society. Yet, amidst all of this diversity, unity prevails. It is for this reason that we have come together throughout the years in Summer Camps, International Testings and everyday classes and training. It is for this value of unity that I envisioned and formed our AIMAA organization.
I am very fulfilled when I see the deep spirit of unity express itself in the friendship between students, the respect between students and instructors and the dedication between our members and our organization as a whole. This commitment is clearly demonstrated with the arrival of our devoted members, traveling halfway around the world to participate in only a few days of training and events.
As 2017 approaches, we set our sights on progress. AIMAA stands for action, and it is through each of our actions that the bright future of AIMAA will come to be realized.
I look forward to the development and growth which is structured day by day through each of our members and through each of our AIMAA schools worldwide. With growth, change is inevitable. Some changes bring our paths together, other changes lead us along different paths. We always wish well for individuals we have met along our paths. We learn from our experiences of the past, but we need not dwell on any circumstances which have brought about separation from those we considered close at a previous time. We are committed to unity and harmony, and are strengthened by our support for one another.
I wish to thank all AIMAA members for your continued support and wish for the further development of unity in the year ahead.
May health, peace and prosperity prevail within your homes and for all on earth. Have a warm and wonderful holiday season with health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year!
Grandmaster Hee Il Cho
Grandmaster Cho is Grand Marshal!
Holiday Greetings from AIMAA HQ!