Morocco, Homma Kancho Returns.

October 7, 2009


Oct 7-12, 2009 While visiting Turkey this past October to teach a series of Aikido seminars, Homma Kancho took a few days to visit Morocco. It had been four years since Homma Kancho had been able to visit Morocco and he was looking forward to meeting up with old friends. My name is Bryon, and I traveled from Nippon Kan …

Kancho’s Clinic Graduation Party

September 22, 2009


October 22, 2009 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 …

From Turkey City of Izmir Food Service Project

September 17, 2009


September 17th, 2009 Nippon Kan Graduate Uchideshi, Cihan Karaogluol, now living in his hometown of Izmir, Turkey, organized his own AHAN project with fellow Aikidoka for the less fortunate in Izmir this past September. To celebrate the ending of Ramadan, serving the less fortunate is a common custom. This was however a unique experience for Aikidoka in Izmir, who put …

Nippon Kan General Headquarters Delegation Practice with Myanmar Aikidoka

September 14, 2009


Sept 14, 17, 19, 2009 A delegation of six from Nippon Kan Headquarters visited Myanmar Aikikai New Organization, under U Mya Sein Sensei at two of their dojos in Myanamar; the first in the capital city of Yangon and the other in the city of Mandalay. Aikido practice in Myanmar began in 1951, making its history one of the …

Myanmar AHAN Tour

September 12, 2009


Sept 12-23rd, 2009 This September, Nippon Kan General Headquarters organized an official tour to Myanmar. The purpose of this tour was for research and development of AHAN projects in Myanmar instigated by Homma Kancho on his first visit to Myanmar in the spring of this year. Homma Kancho was accompanied by myself, Emily Busch, AHAN International Program Director and four …

9/11 Memorial Concert Support

September 11, 2009


Sept 11th, 2009 Metro Denver University sponsored the “Sharing the Freedom: A Concert of Remembrance and Hope” performed by the United States Air Force Academy Band on September 11, 2009. The concert was performed at the Metropolitan Auraria Campus in Denver and was conducted by special guest conductor Chie Imazumi. Nippon Kan AHAN in conjunction with Domo Restaurant supplied dinners …

Graduating Uchideshi

September 4, 2009


Norihiro Hayashi Oct 4th, 2009   Introduced by Kobayashi dojo in Japan, Norihiro Hayashi finished a full three month term before returning back to Japan. His next plans include either going to college or working to save enough money to travel the world. Congratulations on completing your uchideshi term Nori, you are always welcome at Nippon Kan as an alumni! …

From Myanmar and Bangladesh Nippon Kan Monthly Rice delivery reports

September 1, 2009


Sept-December 2009 Rice deliveries were made on schedule for the months of September, October, November and December at three orphanages in Myanmar and Bangladesh. In Myanmar, Nilar Than, AHAN Myanmar Coordinator supervised the deliveries, and in Bangladesh, all deliveries were made under the watchful eye of AHAN Bangladesh Coordinator Maji Sarkar. In total 1.3 tons of rice per month were …

Introducing Nippon Kan AHAN Myanmar Coordinator, Nilar Than

September 1, 2009


Ms. Nilar Than is officially licensed by the Myanmar government as a Japanese interpreter and national guide. Nilar, who free lances with many official Japanese tour guide services, is a popular guide in Myanmar. Her licensing examinations were rigorous, granting her certification as a high-level professional in Myamnar’s tourist and business industries. Nilar is an expert on Myanmar history, geography, …

AHAN Nippon Kan General Headquarter Homeless Meal Service Project

September 1, 2009


Sept-Dec 2009 At the October monthly homeless dinner at the Denver Rescue Mission, we noticed a surprisingly sharp rise in the number of homeless guests to be served. For the last 19 years, we have served two meals at our monthly dinner service; one dinner at 5:00 pm. for residents of the mission, and an 8:00 pm. meal service for …

Uchideshi News

August 31, 2009


Ava Yancha, coordinator of AHAN Nippon Kan Mindanao arrived this summer for her second three-month term as an uchideshi student at Nippon Kan. Her visit was made possible this time by local prominent sponsors in Illigan City. The purpose of this current 3-month term is to continue her instructor training and understanding of Nippon Kan Aikido, humanitarian project organization and …

From Our Readers

August 29, 2009


We receive many emails and letter from people all over the world responding to Homma Kancho’s articles and our AHAN activities. About two years ago, Homma Kancho wrote an article entitled “No Suwariwaza (kneeling techniques) at Nippon Kan. Link here to read the article Coincidentally, we received two responses to this article this past August in agreement with Homma Kancho’s …

United Arab Emirates

August 17, 2009


Aug 12-17, 2009 My name is Mariusz Ferenc and I currently live in Ireland. I met Homma Kancho and Cihan Karaogluol in the Abu Dhabi airport on August 12th, 2009 after Homma Kancho had finished his seminar tour in Egypt. I met Homma Kancho in Abu Dhabi to serve as his assistant in events scheduled there. This coming November, Homma …

Arabic Republic of Egypt Alexandria and Cairo Seminar

August 6, 2009


Aug 6th-11th, 2009 My name is Cihan Karaogluol and I live in Izmir, Turkey. I met Homma Kancho at the Cairo, Egypt airport on August 6th, 2009 to serve as his assistant for this seminar tour to Alexandria and Cairo. Homma Kancho has been to the historical city of Alexandria and the capital city of Cairo before, having traveled to …

AHAN Nippon Kan Nepal Activity Report

July 30, 2009


July 30th, 2009 Under local Nippon Kan Instructor Rajesh Bista, over 500 Nepal Army Rangers practice Aikido as a compulsory part of their military training. These Ranger soldiers fall under the command of Capt. Anees Dhoj Khadka who is enthusiastic about the psychological as well as the physical development that Aikido is brining to the men in his charge. Sgt. …