Volunteer School Clean-up Project in Kathmandu

November 25, 2016


On November 25th, 2016, 50 of our Nepal Ranger ANTC and RUC Instructor volunteers along with 40 of our WWY (Were’ With You) Youth Program members conducted our 14th volunteer project since the WWY was formed in 2015. This time, our team did a clean-up project around the Halchok School which has been an AHAN and ANTC supported project since …

Magnificent Buddhist Architecture Homma Kancho at the Thailand-Laos Border

October 29, 2016


After days of travel I found myself deep in the mountains near the Thailand-Laotian border. What I witnessed there impressed me deeply. I came upon a site where rock boulders, the size of RV trailers were being gathered and stacked high into the sky…all by winch and by hand. The local Buddhist priests of this area were painstakingly carving a …

Nepal Ranger ANTC Instructor Cadet Annual Fall Evaluation (Soran) Gaku Homma Nippon Kan Kancho’s Review

October 27, 2016


The 8th class of 40 Nepal Ranger Aikido Instructor Cadets participated in training review with Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho who visited Nepal October 25th-27th, 2016 for this Fall Evaluation Review. This is the 8th class of Nepal Ranger Instructors who have graduated from the Ranger ANTC Instructor level training courses. On October 26th, the Ranger Instructor Cadets and members …

Nepal Army Ranger ANTC Aikido and AHAN WWY Demonstrations for Embassy of Japan and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in Nepal

October 26, 2016


Mr, Yadomi Toshio First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Nepal, Mr, Masafumi Inoue, Volunteer Coordinator and Mr, Sushil Bhattachan, Chief Advisor for JICA.(Japan International Cooperation Agency) in Nepal, visited the Nepal Ranger AHAN Nepal Training Center, on October 26th, 2016. The purpose of this visit, coordinated by Gaku Homma Kancho, Founder of Aikido Nippon Kan and Chief Instructor …

Homma Kancho Checking in at AHAN Bilay House Orphanage Ta Ko Lang Thailand

October 19, 2016


AHAN Nippon Kan offers sympathy and condolences for all the people of Thailand for the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Homma Kancho paid a visit to AHAN Bilay House Orphanage in Ta Ko Lang, Thailand, to check in on Pastor Bilay and the children of Bilay House. The purpose of the visit was to see what current needs the orphanage …

Nippon Kan October Homeless Meal Service

October 16, 2016


It was a HOT one! A beautiful October day with temperatures in the 80’s. Over 300 meals served by Nippon Kan volunteers including special guests Denver Councilwoman Debbie Ortega and her family. Nippon Kan meals for the homeless are served behind the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Auraria college campus in downtown Denver. Homma Kancho and Nippon Kan have …

Sympathy and Condolences from Nippon Kan for the Passing of Mrs. Sata Saito; wife of the Late Morihiro Saito Shihan

October 15, 2016


Services were held Saturday, October 15th for Sata Saito, the wife of the Late Morihiro Saito Shihan who passed away this week at the age of 89 in Iwama, Japan. Mrs. Sata Saito along with her husband, Morhirio Saito Shihan were long time care takers to the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. Soon after Sata’s marriage to Morihiro Saito Shihan, …

Nippon Kan’s 26th Annual Fall Volunteer Project Putting the Beds to Bed at Civic Center Park

October 8, 2016


1 hour and 55 minutes to finish the project…breaking our record from last year! Nippon Kan youth and adult students, families and friends spent the morning at Denver’s Civic Center Park by the State Capital in downtown Denver this morning, “Putting the Beds to Bed”. Nippon Kan has been working with the Denver Parks Department for the last 26 consecutive …

Aikikai Kobayashi Dojo, Yasuo Kobayashi Soshihan 80th Birthday Celebration

September 24, 2016


Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan  Kancho and Anees Khadka, Representative of the Nepal Aikido Organization in Nepal, attended the Aikikai Aikido Kobayashi Dojo, Yasuo Kobayashi Soshihan’s 80th Birthday Celebration and Seminar in Japan, Sept 24th-25th, 2016. Over270 guests attended the event from over 30 countries. When Homma Kancho was a young man, serving as the last uchideshi to the Founder, Morihei …

AHAN Nippon Kan Milestone; 80,000 Meals Served to the Homeless in Denver

September 18, 2016


For 26 years, every third Sunday of the month, Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho and hundreds of volunteers have quietly been building a legacy of service in Denver. This August, a new milestone was reached with 80,000 meals served to the homeless in Denver. All meals have been funded, prepared and served by Homma Kancho with Nippon Kan members, Domo …

Children’s Day -Nepal Army Ranger AHAN WWY Youth Celebration- Kathmandu, Nepal

September 14, 2016


Children’s Day was celebrated September 14th, 2016 at the Nepal Ranger AHAN Nepal Training Center in Kathmandu. The WWY (We’re With You) Program was created by Homma Kancho after the great earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 and has been growing ever since due to the extraordinary efforts of dedicated Nepal Ranger Instructor volunteers. The program, supervised by WO2 Dhan …

2016 Aikido Nippon Kan 30-Day Challenge Seminar

August 28, 2016


Every year at Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver, Colorado USA, over 1500 practice hours are logged at the annual Nippon Kan 30 day summer practice challenge instructed by Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho. The main focus of this seminar is on the foreign live-in students (uchideshi) who have traveled from their home countries to participate in this annual event. This …

Nepal Army Rangers Instructor Team Graduate with Honors-Aikido Nippon Kan Intensive 30-Day Training Marathon 2016

August 28, 2016


The Nepal Army Rangers were sent this year by the Nepalese Army to attend Aikido Nippon Kan’s 30-day summer training marathon 2016. This intensive training was instructed by Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho at Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver and attended by students from Nippon Kan Denver, around the USA and over 5 countries internationally. The Nepal Rangers excelled in …

Mya Sein Sensei- Myanmar Aikikai New Organization – Myanmar Visit to Aikido Nippon Kan General Headquarters, August 18-24, 2016

August 18, 2016


The first Myanmar Aikido Instructor to Teach in the USA Chief Instructor of the Myanmar Aikikai New Organization, Mya Sein Sensei was a special guest at Nippon Kan Headquarters this past week, Aug 18-24 2016. Sein Sensei instructed classes for Nippon Kan students and international uchideshi in Denver for the Nippon Kan Summer Marathon practice 2016. Also visiting from Myanmar, …