November 14th-15th, 2006
Maruyama Sensei and Homma Kancho.
For the past few years it has been a tradition for Maruyama Sensei, Founder of Kokikai Aikido to come to Nippon Kan for a visit in November. Homma Kancho has known Maruyama Sensei for over forty three years; since the time Homma Kancho was in middle school in Japan.
Maruyama Sensei is a Japanese Aikikai pioneer instructor and has played an important role in the foundation of Aikido in the United States. Currently Maruyama Sensei is an active instructor in Kokikai Aikido world-wide. We were happy to have Maruyama Sensei stop by Denver and Nippon Kan on one of his yearly tours of the United States.
Instructing at Nippon Kan dojo in Denver.
Relaxing with Maruyama Sensei inside the Nippon Kan Ger (Mongolian nomadic dwelling) after class.
Other previous articles written by Homma Kancho about Maruyama Sensei:
The Silent Pioneer: Shuji Maruyama Sensei, Kokikai Founder
With Shudo Maruyama Sensei. Cold Sake and Sensei’s Lessons.