Nepal AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

April 30, 2010


April 30, 2010 On April 30th, 2010, the Nepal Army Rangers performed a Nippon Kan NSDT (Nippon Kan Self Defense Techniques) Aikido demonstration for a Marine General with the US Navy and other official dignitaries in Kathmandu, Nepal. Under the leadership of local Nippon Kan Instructor Rajesh Bista, there are currently over 1000 Nepal Army Rangers practicing Nippon Kan NSDT …

Enshin Karate Sabaki Challenge World Tournament Fighters at Nippon Kan

April 22, 2010


April 22-25, 2010 Denver, Colorado is also home to Enshin Karate World Headquarters, led by Kancho Joko Ninomiya. Many young Japanese people have traveled from Japan over the years to study at Enshin Headquarter as uchideshi live-in students. The most promising and talented have returned to Japan to open their own dojos, settle down and raise their own families. Every …

15th Annual Nippon Kan vs Enshin Karate Tournament

April 11, 2010


April 11th 2010 This year too, Nippon Kan came out the winner in this annual tournament with Enshin Karate. Over 150 students turned out to participate in this 15th annual tournament…BOWLING tournament that is! Who wins and who loses is not the point. What is important is that this event has brought students and Enshin Karate Kancho, Joko Ninomiya and …

Youth Class Membership Explodes!

April 10, 2010


April 10, 2010 Membership in Nippon Kan General Headquarter Youth Program has exploded this year. Currently we have over 70 youth program members in classes organized by Instructor Noel Camp and assisted by Mr. Jeff Legwold and Mr. Roger Failor and other adult Aikido class members. Instructor Noel Camp has a background in military rescue and Jeff Legwold is a …

Nepal Army Ranger Captain Anees Khadka visits Nippon Kan Headquarters

April 9, 2010


April 9th-11th, 2010 Captain Anees Khadka, commander in charge of the Nepal Army Ranger Aikido training program in Nepal came to Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver for a weekend visit this past April. Captain Anees, in the United States for training and for personal reasons, was able to take a few days from his busy schedule to meet with Homma …

Denver Japanese Film Festival Support

April 8, 2010


April 8-11, 2010 The Denver Film Society held a Japanese cinema film festival in Denver this past April. Nippon Kan’s Domo Restaurant served as sponsor and host for the film festival’s opening reception for about 80 guests. Written by Marjorie Garner Nippon Kan Office Staff

Nippon Kan General Headquarters Computer and School Book Donation Campaign

April 1, 2010


Spring 2010 This spring, Nippon Kan General Headquarters launched a new computer and school book donation campaign in Denver. Donated computers are to be used to support student study at the new AHAN Learning Center in Yangon, Myanmar and to create a new youth internet center in Malawi, Mindanao, Philippines. According to United Nation export regulations, Nippon Kan can only …

Homma Kancho Visits Japan

March 11, 2010


March 11-15, 2010 After teaching in the Philippines and Morocco and visiting Myanmar, Homma Kancho stopped by Japan to meet with the Nippon Kan Japan Branch staff and to pay a visit to Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai no Nihe Saito (Hitohiro Saito). Homma Kancho traveled to Iwama to deliver a mourning gift from Sein Mae Sensei of the …

Nippon Kan Aikido and AHAN Activity Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand

March 10, 2010


March 10th, 2010 At the invitation of Aikidoka in Bangkok, Thailand, Homma Sensei made a quick stop in Bangkok to attend a one-day symposium on Aikido related subjects. WHAT IS AHAN? was one of the subjects discussed and Homma Sensei’s speaking was well received by all in attendance. There were three dojos represented with students and enthusiasts not only from …

Myanmar AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

March 4, 2010


March 4-9th, 2010 Homma Kancho came to visit us in Myanmar this March 2010. Below is my report of this visit. Nilar Than Myanmar AHAN Coordinator Visit to Yadanapon Orphanage Our first stop was at Yadanapon Orphanage, which has been a focus for AHAN since the spring of 2009. On this visit we delivered AHAN’s monthly rice donation and also …

Royal Morocco Aikido Seminar-Over 860 Students in Attendance

February 26, 2010


Feb 26th -March 2nd, 2010 Even though it was a national holiday in Morocco with the celebration of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, over 860 students traveled from all parts of Morocco to attend a special two-day seminar instructed by Nippon Kan Kancho, Gaku Homma at the Complexe Spirtif Mohamed V Stadium in Casa Blanca. This seminar was hosted …

Mindanao AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

February 16, 2010


Feb 16, 2010 Prevalent in many Philippine islands, but especially on the island of Mindanao, there has been an influx of Bajao refugees from the Indonesian islands. These refugees have fled their native islands to escape everything from political prosecution, different levels of economic crisis or rampant disease. These people, who have their own language and customs, have found themselves …

Philippines, Mindanao Island; Annual Visit by Homma Kancho

February 14, 2010


Feb 14-24, 2010 Early this spring, Homma Sensei came to visit our island home of Mindanao, Philippines. He came to teach us in Illigan City, Malawi City and for the first time in Davao City. In Illigan City, Homma Kancho instructed our students at our Illigan AHAN Mindanao Aikido Nippon Kan dojo and also at the Mindanao Technical University (ITT). …

Sudan AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

February 12, 2010


February 12, 2010 There are about 800 soldiers from Nepal whose mission is to aid in United Nations Peace keeping efforts in Sudan. It is my responsibility to train my fellow Nepalese soldiers in many combat skills as well as Nippon Kan NSDT Aikido while in Sudan February 12th was ARMY DAY in Sudan and a team of my Nepalese …

Nippon Kan on Facebook.

January 15, 2010


January 15th, 2010 Nippon Kan is now on Face book! Check it out! Aikido Nippon Kan