Dec 18th 2010
Youth Program Instructor Noel Camp and Assistant Instructors Jeff Legwold and Roger Failor are in charge of our growing Nippon Kan Youth Program for our youngest members. In 2010 we saw a dramatic increase in the number of students enrolled in this program with the number of active members rising to over 80. This increase is due to the enthusiastic and skillful leadership that Noel and his staff have brought to this successful Nippon Kan program.
Winter promotions were held for Youth Program members on December 18th, 2010. There are no examinations held for Youth Program members. Advancement is based on attendance and personal development. Nippon Kan focuses on the joy of practice not on rewards and prizes and competition is never part of the curriculum.
Homma Kancho commented, “When I was a child, kendo and judo were taught to kids by policemen and school teachers donating their time. No student ever worried about the cost of classes, it was part of growing up and becoming a member of the local community”. Homma Kancho still holds to this philosophy in our Nippon Kan Youth Program classes and the cost per class for our youngest member has always been $6.25. There are also never hidden charges or contracts or other obligations.
Nippon Kan Office Staff