Aikido and Physical Training

September 29, 2017

J M

A video clip of Aikido demonstrations by Hiromi Matsuoka, who has been featured in this Facebook page, has been accessed and viewed over 17,000 times in just 2 months, and the number of access continues to grow.  Hiromi Matsuoka started to practice Aikido when she was 8 under Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo, and she holds the 4th …

Nepalese Army Instructor Candidates Activity Report

September 1, 2017

J M

Summer Uchideshi training! August 2017 Approximately 10,000 female soldiers currently serve in the Nepali Army, which plans to train and qualify approximately 50 female Aikido instructors to implement a mandatory Aikido training to all the female soldiers. The three female soldiers who were dispatched to Nippon Kan this summer will be responsible for training those instructor candidates. Nepali Army Aikido …

K9 Training Center, Emily Dojo

August 31, 2017

J M

During the Welcome Party hosted by Nippon Kan and its advisors and executive members, the Nepali Army Rangers Colonel Anup Thapa announced that a Dojo, funded and donated personally by Homma Kancho and established 4 years ago for the purpose of training Nepali Army’s K9 battalions, was recently renamed to be “K9 Training Center, Emily Dojo”. The Training Center has …

Rigorous Keiko, Joyful Days

August 30, 2017

J M

Comrades who endured the same long term training… They all went back home as the summer came to an end. Although they had free time after the morning keiko (practice) sessions on Saturdays and Sundays, they didn’t go out much but mostly rested to recuperate for another round of rigorous keiko endeavors that was sure to begin again on the …

The Summer Marathon Practice (Keiko) Seminar of 2017 was completed on August 28th

August 28, 2017

J M

Over 800 participants were involved in the Marathon Keiko Seminar, and over $7500 in donations was collected during the Seminar. All the donations will be disbursed by AHAN Nippon Kan to aid humanitarian projects that AHAN Nippon Kan supports in various countries in Asia. Among 72 Nippon Kan students registered for the Marathon Keiko Seminar, 32 of them achieved their …

Beyond Generations – Joko Ninomiya and Koichi Ninomiya

August 25, 2017

J M

There is a great Karate Shihan (Karate Master) in Denver, who is well known and respected throughout the world.  The shihan is Joko Ninomiya sensei, the founder of Enshin Karate.  Our first encounter with each other goes back over 40 years, and ever since then we have developed a deep and mutually respectful friendship while respecting each other as a …

A visit to Nippon Kan by Nepal’s High-Ranking Military Officers

August 25, 2017

J M

Nepali Army Rangers Colonel Anup Thapa and Lt. Colonel Sameer Rana came to visit Nippon Kan to attend the Completion Ceremony of the 30-day long Marathon Keiko Seminar to witness the Nepali soldiers’ accomplishments. Nippon Kan and its advisors and executive members hosted a welcome party for the honorable guests during which Nippon Kan Headquarters presented to them a commemorative …

2016 Aikido Nippon Kan 30-Day Challenge Seminar

August 28, 2016

J M

Every year at Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver, Colorado USA, over 1500 practice hours are logged at the annual Nippon Kan 30 day summer practice challenge instructed by Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho. The main focus of this seminar is on the foreign live-in students (uchideshi) who have traveled from their home countries to participate in this annual event. This …

Nepal Army Rangers Instructor Team Graduate with Honors-Aikido Nippon Kan Intensive 30-Day Training Marathon 2016

August 28, 2016

J M

The Nepal Army Rangers were sent this year by the Nepalese Army to attend Aikido Nippon Kan’s 30-day summer training marathon 2016. This intensive training was instructed by Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho at Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver and attended by students from Nippon Kan Denver, around the USA and over 5 countries internationally. The Nepal Rangers excelled in …

Mya Sein Sensei- Myanmar Aikikai New Organization – Myanmar Visit to Aikido Nippon Kan General Headquarters, August 18-24, 2016

August 18, 2016

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The first Myanmar Aikido Instructor to Teach in the USA Chief Instructor of the Myanmar Aikikai New Organization, Mya Sein Sensei was a special guest at Nippon Kan Headquarters this past week, Aug 18-24 2016. Sein Sensei instructed classes for Nippon Kan students and international uchideshi in Denver for the Nippon Kan Summer Marathon practice 2016. Also visiting from Myanmar, …

Nippon Kan Youth Program Mid-Term Promotions, Demonstrations -Family Day

July 23, 2016

J M

The Nippon Kan Youth Program promotions reflect the philosophy of Aikido as taught at Nippon Kan. There is no testing or no fees. Promotions are based on attendance, participation and personal growth and development. Mid-term promotions were attended by family and friends as general class for all students and demonstrations by Nippon Kan Instructors and Youth program senior students were …

Richarde Leon Hayes – Always Treasured Never Forgotten

June 15, 2016

J M

AHAN Nippon Kan Senior Advisor Richarde Leon Hayes 1944-2016 AHAN Nippon Kan mourns the passing of long time student, advisor and friend, Richarde Hayes. Dick was a valued member of Nippon Kan and served as senior advisor to Nippon Kan Board of Directors and staff. Dick earned his 5th degree black belt in the year 2000 and was a major …

Dento Iwama Ryu, Shin Shin Aiki Shuren Kai Seminar Stephanie Yap Sensei Teaches at Aikido Nippon Kan

August 14, 2015

J M

Aug 14-16, 2015 This year’s 2015 Summer Seminar included special guest instructor Stephanie Yap Sensei- Dento Iwama Ryu 7th Dan. Stephanie Yap Sensei is a premier USA Official Instructor for Dento Iwama Ryu under Nihe Saito Jukucho http://iwamashinshinaikido.com/. With permission and recommendation by Nihe Saito Jukucho, Yap Sensei came to Aikido Nippon Kan Headquarters in Denver to teach a three …

2015 Aikido Nippon Kan 30- Day Summer Seminar (Video)

July 31, 2015

J M

July 31st -August  31st, 2015   The Aikido Nippon Kan General Headquarters Summer Seminar is unique in many ways. One of the most challenging and beneficial aspect of this seminar is that it held for a period of 30 days of continuous practice. This dynamic seminar is not designed as some Aikido seminars are as an expensive vacation weekend retreat …