September 17th, 2009
Nippon Kan Graduate Uchideshi, Cihan Karaogluol, now living in his hometown of Izmir, Turkey, organized his own AHAN project with fellow Aikidoka for the less fortunate in Izmir this past September. To celebrate the ending of Ramadan, serving the less fortunate is a common custom. This was however a unique experience for Aikidoka in Izmir, who put on their first ever event of this kind.
As a live-in student to Homma Kancho at Nippon Kan Headquarters, Cihan learned not only Aikido technique but philosophy and humanitarian service as well. He learned how to do…how to take action, which was evident on September 17th, 2009 at Izmir’s first meal for the homeless sponsored by Izmir Aikidoka.
Nippon Kan AHAN International Program Director