Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ‾ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates

September 30, 2019

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Just like the last year, Major General Mike Loh & Command Sergeant Major Bill Wood of Colorado National Guard took the time out of their busy schedules to come to visit us during the training. Special Thanks goes to Aikido Nippon Kan’s former President and senior Sensei Capt. Doug Kelly for having helped to make their visit a reality this year …

Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ~ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates

September 30, 2019

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Maj. Gen. Shashi Chandra & Staff Officer Maj. Madhu Thapa of the Nepali Army Headquarters were invited by Major General Mike Loh for a tour of Colorado National Guard Headquarters, during which they received an overview of the organization structure of the National Guard and its various activities within the state of Colorado, within the U.S.A. and outside of the …

Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshi Training ~ A visit to Aurora Police Academy

September 10, 2019

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The group of the Nepali Army Aikido Instructor Candidates were given many rare opportunities for unique experiences during their Summer Uchideshi Training at Aikido Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver.  One of them was for them to visit Aurora Police Academy to audit a few classes on riot control methodologies and how to search homes & offices effectively. While the trainees …

Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ~ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates

September 4, 2019

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  Maj. Gen. Shashi Chandra & Staff Officer Maj. Madhu Thapa from Nepali Army Headquarters came to inspect the progress of our Summer Training. Maj. Gen. Shashi Chandra was very positive, energetic and amicable in interacting with not only the military persons from the Nepali Army, but also with Nippon Kan staffs & Nippon Kan members, and the 7 days …

Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ~ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates

August 26, 2019

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  We invited Koichi Ninomiya Sensei of Enshin Karate as a guest instructor this year as well to have a workshop on Enshin Karate. Enshin Karate was founded by Koichi Sensei’s father, Joko Ninomiya Shihan, and Enshin Karate is practiced throughout the world. Koichi Sensei’s teaching style keeps a good tempo that bodes well with a young generation of trainees, …

In the morning of the day of a visit by Big Bosses…

August 25, 2019

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Today, Maj Gen Shashi Chandra & Staff Officer Maj. Madhu Thapa will come to inspect the progress of the Summer Training. Everyone has to look sharp by having haircuts done, and they also have to perform sharp and well with a high level of attention to details for the next 7 days.

Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ~ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates A Seminar on the KOGA Method, aka the KOGA Jutsu

August 24, 2019

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A seminar on the KOGA Method (aka KOGA Jutsu) was held by retired Lt. Don Black, senior instructor of the KOGA Jutsu, who not only served as a member of the U.S. Army Ranger in Vietnam but also served and retired from the Aurora, Colorado Police Department after 32 years of service out of a total of 37 years of …

Aikido Nippon Kan’s 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ~ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates

August 23, 2019

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Community Service as a way of organized, team-building training Nippon Kan’s Meals Service Project Uchideshis must be kind; they must maintain and nurture a sense of benevolence within them. Our love for others, our choosing to care about other people’s welfare is far more powerful than any technique of any martial art. Without shying away from various matter-of-fact stuff of …

Aikido Nippon Kan – 2019 Summer Uchideshis Training ~ Nepalese Army pre-selected Instructor Candidates

August 23, 2019

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Uchideshis have to be strong. Aikidoists are athletes.  And they have to undergo basic training not only to build their strong core but to nurture strengths in their muscles around their knees and waist so that they will endure suwariwaza and koshi-nage. Anyone who tends to repeat taking flamboyant ukemi, including the kind of ukemi that falls on one’s back, …

Thoughts on being a Uchideshi…

August 19, 2019

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Every time I visit the Iwama, I cannot help but pay my respect to a notice that is reminiscent of the uchideshis from the past who endured their days of hard training. When I stand in front of this notice, I can hear the loud yet clear voice of late Morihiro Saito Shihan echoing in my mind.  Uchideshis from overseas …