Happy Easter!

April 21, 2019

Kreg Lyles

AHAN Meals Service Project: Total of 88,562 meals served! 300th Anniversary of the Monthly Project after 28 years since 1991 So many people have helped in many different ways over the years to hit this anniversary milestone!           Much Thank You to each and every one of all the volunteers! AHAN Meals Service Project has been supported by donations of …

Preparations for establishing AHAN Japan Branch Office of Aikido Nippon Kan, a U.S. Non-Profit Organization:

April 11, 2019

Kreg Lyles

Aikido Nippon Kan’s AHAN Initiatives have been providing educational, medical and humanitarian support for the people in need mainly in Asia, and efforts have been made for the past several years to select a location to establish a branch office in Japan, “NPO (Non-Profit Organization) AHAN Nippon Kan Japan (tentatively named)”, in support of a vision to continue expanding various …

A Visit to Aikikai Aikido Kobayashi Dojo

April 10, 2019

Kreg Lyles

           Dan Gurung, Nepalese Army Aikido Lead Instructor and Homma Nippon Kan Kancho  visited Aikido Kobayashi Dojo to pay respect, and they were welcomed by Yasuo Kobayashi Sensei, Kobayashi Dojo’s Soshihan, and Hiroaki Kobayashi, Kobayashi Dojo’s  Dojocho    Also, our much appreciation is toward all the people who helped to make it happen for Dan Gurung to participate in Aikido …

Congratulations to Morihiro II Sensei!

April 5, 2019

Kreg Lyles

His succession to the name of Morihiro as the 2nd generation. Yasuhiro Saito, a son of Hitohira Saito Jukucho of the Dento Iwama Ryu and a grandson of late Morihiro Saito, who had been a worldly Aikido-ka respected throughout the world, has succeeded to the name of Morihiro as the 2nd generation, and a name succession celebration ceremony was held …

歩々これ道場 (Hobo Kore Dojo) ~ A Dojo, a place of training, is Anywhere & Everywhere

March 20, 2019

Kreg Lyles

An image, which does not seem to do anything with Aikido, is sometimes posted on an Aikido’s Facebook page.  If the image posted was of an Aikidoist throwing another Aikidoist high up in the air, it could get far more “Like” reactions.  Yet, this image is important and valuable as the image was taken during Aikido Nippon Kan’s social practice …

A Small Snowman

February 27, 2019

Kreg Lyles

修行路は 耐えて忍んでこそ 武人なり A path of ‘Shugyo’ Is a path of enduring and perseverance For every Samurai 春光浴びれば 流れ去るのみ When Spring sunshine shines upon it, Only its departure is imminent and inevitable, like the water in a flowing river and evaporating mist in the air   —————————————————————————————-   Following the usual path, en route to a ‘keiko’ in the morning, …

You can do it when you believe you can! – Nepalese Women

February 14, 2019

Kreg Lyles

Many female soldiers have been undergoing the training in the Nepalese Army Unarmed Combat Program which is based on Nippon Kan Aikido.  The Program is not only a  training in a martial art, but an effective way to encourage, promote and support Nepalese women’s social advancement, and it’s a way to pursue and practice the United Nations adopted “International Women’s …

A Visit to the city of Pyin Oo Lwin in Myanmar

February 13, 2019

Kreg Lyles

Homma Kancho traveled to a mountain region in the city Pyin Oo Lwin in the northern Myanmar region to visit the Myanmar Aikikai New Organization’s dojo led by U Mya Sein Sensei.  As there are several military bases, including the Army Academy, in the same are, there are quite a number of military persons at the dojo, and Dan Gurung …

In Yangon, Myanmar

February 13, 2019

Kreg Lyles

We visited AHAN Myanmar Learning Center that has been self-sufficient in running its programs after AHAN had provided financial support and management consultations. Ms. Nilar Than, AHAN Myanmar Coordinator, and her family opened the learning center with support from AHAN 7 years ago, and many students at the learning center live together at the center’s dormitory and almost 100% of …

Aikido in Ho Chi Minh City

February 12, 2019

Kreg Lyles

Homma Kancho and the accompanying travelers had an opportunity to practice Aikido with Aikidoists of a wide range of generations from the Vietnam Military Budo Club Dojo and the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City.  Special Thanks goes to the leaders of 9 different dojos for having given us the opportunity to join them.

The Opening Ceremony of a New Church at Bilay House

February 10, 2019

Kreg Lyles

 Bilay House is located in a mountainous area in Tako Lang in the province of Ratchaburi, about 4-hour drive from Bangkok, Thailand, close to the border with Myanmar.  It’s been 9 years since the founding and the opening of the orphanage by support from AHAN.~~~~~~~   Bilay House has been a haven for children of the Karen People who have …

December 24, 2018

Kreg Lyles

  This is to acknowledge all the Nepalese Army Nippon Kan Aikido Instructors for their efforts, dedications and contributions toward peacekeeping activities while dispatched as members of the United Nations Peacekeeping operations to various regions of conflicts in the world.  It is our sincere wish for all of you to return home safely after the deployment. The photos were taken …

A Report on Bilay House:

December 1, 2018

Kreg Lyles

Bilay House, an orphanage & a youth support facility for children and youngsters of the Karen people in Myanmar, has been supported by AHAN Nippon Kan, and currently the 3rd phase of construction of additional building, funded by AHAN Nippon Kan, is happening, and it’s going well. AHAN Nippon Kan funded the constructions of a school/dormitory and of a learning …

Aikido Nippon Kan’s AHAN Active Team’s visit in Thailand

October 30, 2018

Kreg Lyles

  Bilay House, established by the support from AHAN, is located in  Thailand, about 4-hour drive from  to the north  east Bangkok.  AHAN staffs visit Bilay House on a regular basis (twice a year), and we checked on the status on the construction of the 3rd support facility building during this visit.  For the support operations, AHAN staffs conducted interviews with …