Kancho’s Clinic Graduation Party


October 22, 2009

Graduation party on a frosty evening!

Graduation party on a frosty evening!

At Nippon Kan Headquarters, a special practice is held every Monday evening for members ranking 3rd kyu and above. This year, Homma Kancho scheduled a special “Kancho’s Clinic” during this practice time, and attendance was limited to the top 40 members with the highest attendance records.

The purpose of this clinic was to improve any inconsistency in ability of our Hakama ranked members; especially with many of our newer ranked members, by concentrating on foundational development and understanding of Nippon Kan technique and Nippon Kan philosophy.
In this light, the clinic was a success.

A few members not selected for this clinic chose to leave the dojo, but for continued healthy operations of Nippon Kan Headquarter dojo, it is important to maintain strict levels of training and philosophical understanding.

It was late into the fall when Homma Kancho invited hakama clinic graduates to celebrate with a fall garden party. It was a very chilly evening in October, but the party was held outside in the gardens. A huge pot of dojo nabe (Japanese pot dish) a little hot sake, mittens and warm coats kept everyone warm as we viewed a harvest moon. It was an evening of great comradery and cheer… even if it was a bit nippy!

Written by
Michael Mirabella
Nippon Kan President