AHAN Nippon Kan and Domo Restaurant Assistance in Nepal (Video)

May 7, 2015


May 7th, 2015 On May 2nd, 7 Days after the earthquake disaster in Nepal the following supplies were delivered directly to earthquake victims in remote mountain areas by Mr. Homma and AHAN Staff. All supplies were purchased in Thailand and Nepal and delivered directly under the direction of the Nepal Army Rangers: 2500 masks, 400 work gloves, 200 construction rubber …

Devastating Earthquake in Nepal-Homma Kancho Arrives with Aid

May 2, 2015


May 2nd, 2015 On April 25th, 2015 a devastating earthquake hit Nepal. The earthquake caused massive damage and thousands of lives were lost. The Nepal Army Rangers played a major role in search and recovery efforts immediately after the earthquake and continue their tireless efforts to assist their country of Nepal. Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho has a long standing …

Homma Kancho Attends Memorial Ceremony for Past Great Leaders in Aikido

April 29, 2015


April 29th, 2015 On my way to Nepal after the earthquake in April, I stopped by Japan to buy more needed supplies. Down below revelers party at the shrine at the shrine- up here, a serious ceremony takes place. While in Japan I attended a memorial that was dedicated to honor the past historical leaders of Aikido at the home …

New 2015 Uchideshi at Nippon Kan

April 1, 2015


April-June 2015 Miki Tsuchiya Miki is a university student from Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan came to study at Nippon Kan as an uchideshi student at the recommendation of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo this year. Miki showed an admirable initiative and was well liked for her positive practice, independence and self motivation. Miki assisted the office staff on many projects and made a …

Philippine Mindanao AHAN Nippon Kan Coordinator Report

March 23, 2015


March 23rd, 2015 Ahan Mindanao students organized and served a food service at the Dalipuga Day Care Center. This day care center focuses on children from families in distress. The children were very happy and even sang a song for us! Serving food to the children of Dalipuga Day Care Center Sept 8th, 2014 Competitors from all over Mindanao Island …

Nepal AHAN Nippon Kan Coordinator Report

March 22, 2015


March 22nd, 2015             Nepal Army Ranger cadets clean up a national heritage site in Kathmandu Loving one’s country comes in many forms and taking care of the environmental conditions of historical sites is one positive way for the Nepal Ranger Instructor cadets to care for their community during peace time. Kathmandu has many national …

Food Service for Those in Need in Denver

March 22, 2015


March 22nd, 2015             2015 is our 25 year of meal service to those in need in Denver, and we have served over 76, 000 meals to date. Sometimes people feel uncomfortable or even a little afraid of the homeless members of our society, but in my own experience, I have never been harmed in …

Nippon Kan General Headquarter Staff Visit

March 10, 2015


March 10th -13th, 2015               The airport closure in Nepal after the practice with the Nepal Army Rangers impacted the travel schedule dramatically. Unfortunately our time in Thailand was cut completely but luckily we were able to make it to Japan on schedule. We were able to practice at Dento Ryu Iwama Headquarters with …

19 Hectares of Farm Land for Bilay House

March 9, 2015


March 9th, 2015 This was a visit to remember for the children of Bilay House as Homma Kancho surprised them at school in the village neighboring Bilay House. The children were delighted to see Homma Kancho and Homma Kancho was delighted with the news from Pastor Bilay, Founder of Bilay House. The Bilay House is located outside of the village …

Nepal Army Ranger Annual Instructor Training

March 1, 2015


March 1st -7th, 2015 The AHAN Nepal Training Center-ANTC is located on the Nepal Army base in the capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal. Depending on circumstances, there are usually about 800 Nepal Ranger Army cadets training at the base in unarmed combat techniques at any given time. Nippon Kan Aikido technique has been adopted into this Nepal Army unarmed combat …

Homma Kancho’s Visit to Cambodia

February 25, 2015


Feb 25th -27th 2015 Homma Kancho spent a couple of days in Cambodia researching refugee support project for AHAN and meeting with local staff.  Details to come.

Thailand AHAN Nippon Kan (Bilay House) Coordinator Report

February 3, 2015


Feb 3rd 2015 With the new Bilay House Heritage Center finished and open, the children are weaving a number cloths with traditional Karen tribe designs. All of the children say “Thank you very much!” for the water cooler, school uniforms and shoes.                        Studying traditional Karen tribe weaving at the …

Turkey Izmir AHAN Nippon Kan Coordinator Report

January 20, 2015


January 20th , 2015 We moved our AHAN Izmir dojo to our new location and began full time practice again this January. I do not charge fees for children or adults for student rank promotions and any donations we do receive are donated to the Leukemia Foundation of Izmir. Some of our adult students also donate much needed blood to …

First Beginner’s Classes of 2015

January 6, 2015


Jan 6th, 2015 All of Aikido Nippon Kan Beginner’s Classes start for the year in January. Since Nippon Kan began recording Beginner’s Class attendance, over 25,000 students have attended these courses.  There are three Beginners Class sessions to choose from, each six week course beginning in consecutive weeks. For the three January classes, 53 beginning students enrolled this year. Starting …