Nippon Kan Youth Program Mid-Term Promotions, Demonstrations -Family Day

July 23, 2016


The Nippon Kan Youth Program promotions reflect the philosophy of Aikido as taught at Nippon Kan. There is no testing or no fees. Promotions are based on attendance, participation and personal growth and development. Mid-term promotions were attended by family and friends as general class for all students and demonstrations by Nippon Kan Instructors and Youth program senior students were …

AHAN Nippon Kan Cross-Cultural School Tour Program

July 14, 2016


For the past 39 years, Nippon Kan has been toured by thousands of children from schools in the metro Denver area. Program includes a facility, museum and garden lecture tour, aikido demonstrations, hands-on origami and Japanese games and a traditional bento box lunch at Domo Restaurant. On July 14th, School Tour was conducted by Emily Busch, AHAN Nippon Kan Vice …

AHAN Nippon Kan Cultural Teachers Exchange with Higashi Naruse Village, Japan

June 28, 2016


June 28th -July 20th, 2016 Homma Kancho and AHAN Nippon Kan have had a cultural exchange program with the quaint and beautiful village of Higashi Naruse in northern Japan since 2005. Many AHAN Nippon Kan students have visited Higashi Naruse, some on 3 month extended visits. In return delegations and representatives from Higashi Naruse Village have visited AHAN Nippon Kan …

AHAN Nippon Kan Homeless Meal Service

June 19, 2016


100 degrees and 290 meals served! It was a HOT one! Homma Kancho, up at dawn preparing the meals, led the charge today in AHAN Nippon Kan’s monthly meal service to the homeless in Denver. This year marks the 25th year of service for Nippon Kan to the homeless in Denver and this summer we will pass the milestone of …

Richarde Leon Hayes – Always Treasured Never Forgotten

June 15, 2016


AHAN Nippon Kan Senior Advisor Richarde Leon Hayes 1944-2016 AHAN Nippon Kan mourns the passing of long time student, advisor and friend, Richarde Hayes. Dick was a valued member of Nippon Kan and served as senior advisor to Nippon Kan Board of Directors and staff. Dick earned his 5th degree black belt in the year 2000 and was a major …

AHAN Nippon Kan 25th Annual Spring Volunteer Project

June 11, 2016


In association with the Denver Parks Department, AHAN Nippon Kan students, family and friends spent the morning at  Rocky Mountain Lake Park in Denver volunteering to work on a number of projects for the park.  After a good morning stretch, the group divided into 4 teams to work on tree mulching, painting, weeding and spreading new sand for the horseshoe …

Homma Kancho in Nepal-Ground Breaking Ceremony for new AHAN K9 Training Center

May 12, 2016


Nepal- May 12th, 2016 – Homma Kancho attends the Hindu ground breaking ceremony for a new AHAN training center for the Nepal Ranger K9 Unit. April 23rd, 2016 – Nepal Ranger AHAN WWY volunteers provide meals and school supplies for children in temporary school shelter after the earthquake in Kathmandu-Nippon Kan Vice President Emily Busch attending.

Homma Kancho visit to Thailand- First Cassava (tapioca) Harvest at AHAN Bilay House Orphanage, Thailand

May 8, 2016


Hard work by everyone- 13 hectors harvested in over 100 degree heat for over one week. This harvest is a great step forward toward independence for the children of Bilay House.As an AHAN Nippon Kan supported project, Homma Kancho stops by to help launch harvest activities. Homma Kancho and AHAN Nippon Kan first built Bilay House Orphanage in 2011. Since …

AHAN International Project Evaluation Tour- AHAN Nippon Kan International Program Director Emily Busch

April 18, 2016


April 18th-May 1st, 2016 On April 18th, 2016, AHAN Nippon Kan Vice President Emily Busch left for Asia on a four country AHAN project evaluation tour. The purpose of this tour was to establish current status of AHAN Projects in Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam and determine upcoming project needs. 1st Stop Nepal. Nepal Ranger ANTC and WWY Instructor training review …

Great Earthquake in Nepal April 25th, 2015; Response and Support Documentary (Video)

September 12, 2015


April 25th, 2015 On April 25th, 2015, a devastating earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal. Over 8500 people died and over 20,000 people were injured. The destruction was catastrophic and many treasured historical sites, temples and shrines were reduced to rubble.  Our sincere sympathy to all of the victims of this tragic disaster in Nepal. The Nepal Army …

AHAN Nippon Kan Izmir, Turkey

August 22, 2015


Report August 22nd, 2015 My home of Izmir and the surrounding areas are famous as a quite, scenic retreat on the Aegean sea. In the past weeks however, my hometown has changed drastically. Reports on refugees fleeing Syria are international news story and problems have begun here. In my country of Turkey, the total population has increased by 30% with …

Cross Cultural Visit from East Naruse Village, Japan

August 18, 2015


August 18-24, 2015 Nippon Kan’s cross-cultural relationship with the East Naruse Village in Akita Prefecture, Japan began about 20 years ago. This past August, The Mayor of East Naruse village, Tetsuo Sasaki and a delegation of six others came to Nippon Kan Headquarters for a visit. The purpose was to explore new ideas for cross-cultural programs with Nippon Kan in …

AHAN Nippon Kan Bilay House Thailand

August 15, 2015


Report August 15th, 2015 Pumpkin Harvest The fields of tapioca are growing very well. Along with the tapioca we used extra space to plant vegetables and pumpkins. The pumpkin have also grown really well and we had a good pumpkin harvest! One of our goals is to make Bilay House completely self sufficient and these crops will go a long …

Dento Iwama Ryu, Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai Seminar Stephanie Yap Sensei Teaches at Aikido Nippon Kan

August 14, 2015


Aug 14-16, 2015 This year’s 2015 Summer Seminar included special guest instructor Stephanie Yap Sensei- Dento Iwama Ryu 7th Dan. Stephanie Yap Sensei is a premier USA Official Instructor for Dento Iwama Ryu under Nihe Saito Jukucho With permission and recommendation by Nihe Saito Jukucho, Yap Sensei came to Aikido Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver to teach a three …