Uchideshi News

September 1, 2011


Luca Bocedi Nippon Kan Graduate Uchideshi Sept 2011 A visual arts professional, Luca made major contributions in assisting Homma Kancho in producing video productions for the Nippon Kan website. Since his graduation, Luca has returned to Italy where he works as a busy free-lance visual graphic arts specialist. Corrado Biondi Nippon Kan Graduate Uchideshi Sept 2011 Corrado was our first …

Big Fish Acting School AHAN Fundraising Event

August 17, 2011


Aug 17th, 2011 August 17th, Peter Sgro (Peter DeAnello to the agency), owner of Big Fish On Camera Talent Agency in Denver, offered an acting workshop to any talent from his agency who could attend.  The purpose was to raise money for Homma Kancho’s monthly meal service for the homeless in Denver. Peter’s workshop, titled The Eight Points to Script …

Nippon Kan Bilay House Fundraising Practice Marathon

August 8, 2011


August 8-Sept 6th, 2011 In August and September, 2011, Homma Kancho led a twenty five day practice marathon at Nippon Kan Headquarters dojo. One class per day was instructed by Homma Kancho as part of this marathon challenge. Homma Kancho purposely did not schedule any overseas trips for August so that he could instruct this special marathon practice. He noted …

From Turkey

July 22, 2011


Free Practice for Children July 22nd, 2011 Report One to two times every week, underprivileged children in Izmir come to my dojo to attend aikido classes and to be helpful to their parents, I teach these children’s classes at no charge. These special practice times have become a favorite activity for these children who seem to enjoy immensely their weekly …

Visitors at Headquarters

July 15, 2011


July 15th, 2011 Before moving to the United States over 3 decades ago, Homma Kancho taught Aikido at the Misawa American Air Force Base in Northern Japan. Teaching at Misawa Air Force base was the first step in Homma Kancho’s journey to the United States as an Aikido Instructor, and one of his first endeavors was to arrange an Aikido …

AHAN Mindanao Learning Center in Illigan, Mindanao Philippines

July 6, 2011


July 6-9, 2011 After leaving Bangladesh, Homma Kancho flew to the Philippines to visit the AHAN Mindanao Learning Center in Illigan City, Mindanao. The AHAN Mindanao Learning Center, run by AHAN Coordinator Ava Yancha Sensei officially opened in March 2011 and was funded primarily by Homma Kancho and AHAN. Homma Kancho taught classes for the centers growing number of eager …

Homma Kancho’s First Visit to Ta Ko Lang Village, Thailand; A Dream is Born

July 1, 2011


July 1st-2nd, 2011 On July 1st, 2011, Homma Kancho was met at the Bangkok Airport by a young man named Lukai, a Technical University student in Bangkok. Homma Kancho had come to Thailand because he had heard stories from Myanmar Karen refugees living in Denver about a Karen refugee who lived in hills of western Thailand; a man that was …

Visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh-Madrasa Orphanage

June 4, 2011


July 4th-6th, 2011 Homma Kancho made a quick visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh to check in on the Madrasa Orphanage for girls, which was completed with AHAN’s help in May of 2010. Dhaka was bustling and traffic challenging as usual as Homma Kancho accompanied by AHAN Bangladesh Coordinator Maji Sarkar in the lead arrived at the five-story Madrasa Orphanage facility. Behind …