February 7th, 2014
Construction on the AHAN Nepal Training Center began in October 2013 and to celebrate its completion, the Grand Opening Ceremony was held on February 7th, 2014. Homma Kancho, Special Nippon Kan Board Advisor Scott Roney, Retired Consul Haruo Yamagami and special Japan journalist Terada Misao flew to Nepal to attend this very special event.
Nepal Ranger AHAN Nepal Training Center Grand Opening
The new ANTC facility is 2700 square feet and up to 150 students can train at the same time. The center will be used for Nepal Army Ranger Aikido and open-hand combat training and also used to build community relationships by offering Aikido classes to civilian youth in neighboring areas.
ANTC Grand opening ceremony was well attended.
After the opening ceremony on the Nepal Ranger training base in Kathmandu, Homma Kancho and party visited some of the sights of the area. After a few days of rain, the sun made for an enjoyable day and magnificent views of the Himalayas.
With Nepal at peace, the young Ranger soldiers work to nurture a sense of patriotism and love for their homeland to keep the peace. AHAN Nippon Kan Headquarters believes that understanding and communication between the Rangers and local civilians leads to a strengthened peace and unity and has supported these efforts by donating and building the AHAN Nepal Training Center for this purpose.
Homma Kancho teaches Aikido and other related unarmed combat techniques to Special Forces in three other countries. These reports are confidential for security reasons.
Nippon Kan General Headquarters Certified Instructor
AHAN Nepal Instructor