Happy Easter!

April 21, 2019

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AHAN Meals Service Project: Total of 88,562 meals served! 300th Anniversary of the Monthly Project after 28 years since 1991 So many people have helped in many different ways over the years to hit this anniversary milestone!           Much Thank You to each and every one of all the volunteers! AHAN Meals Service Project has been supported by donations of …

A Small Snowman

February 27, 2019

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修行路は 耐えて忍んでこそ 武人なり A path of ‘Shugyo’ Is a path of enduring and perseverance For every Samurai 春光浴びれば 流れ去るのみ When Spring sunshine shines upon it, Only its departure is imminent and inevitable, like the water in a flowing river and evaporating mist in the air   —————————————————————————————-   Following the usual path, en route to a ‘keiko’ in the morning, …

Home Alone and Holding Down the Fort!

October 24, 2018

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Aikido Nippon Kan’s Annual Fall Volunteer Event has been held at this time of the year for the past 27 years, and this year’s volunteer event was held on October 13. Aikido Nippon members and their families & friends gathered in Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denver again this year to turn the flowerbeds to “put the …

Aikido Nippon Kan – Summer of 2018

September 26, 2018

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  Thank you and ‘Gokurosama Deshita’ to all who participated in Nippon Kan’s Marathon Seminar. To date, over 1,800 Aikidoists took on the challenge to participate in Nippon Kan’s Marathon Seminars, and a wide range of members participated in this year’s seminar, from members of Nippon Kan’s Moo Club, which only those who are 60 and older can join among …

A mysterious 7-year long journey of a weapons bag

September 10, 2018

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Here’s the story of how I got Frank Gordon’s weapons told by Nippon-kan Weapons Instructor Chris A. My friend, who lives across the street from City Park had seen the a blue bag lying on the sidewalk next to the street, which he thought might have camping gear in it, so he left it there assuming someone would eventually come …

Congratulations! for the 30th Year Anniversary for International Enshin Karate!

April 22, 2018

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  A jubilant and energetic anniversary celebration event was held to commemorate the 30th year milestone since the founding of International Enshin Karate by Joko Ninomiya Kancho. A celebratory reception was held at DOMO Japanese Country Foods Restaurant with over 100 people from all over the world in attendance to respect and celebrate the Enshin Karate founder, Joko Ninomiya Kancho’s …

Welcome Enshin Karate Team from Japan for the 2018 WORLD SABAKI CHALLENGE

April 20, 2018

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   A team of 15 Enshin Karate members from Japan stayed at Nippon Kan again this year to participate in this year’s WORLD SABAKI CHALLENGE which will take place on April 21. Tetsuji Hayashi Sensei, a team leader and the Head Master of Enshin Karate Japan, was an uchideshi at Enshin Karate Headquarters in Denver from 1992 for 3 years, …

Welcome to Denver! ​How many Aikido techniques can you come up with from looking at the Sculpture???

March 23, 2018

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“Irimi Nage”, “Shiho Nage”, “Kote Gaeshi”, “Ushiro Tekubi Tori”, and probably many, many more…   Aikido Nippon Kan is only less than a mile to the southwest from where the sculpturein the photo stands. A well-known Japanese Country Food Restaurant DOMO is also located on the same property. Please come check us out whenever you are in the greater Denver …

The Legacy of Mr. Stanley Pranin

March 20, 2018

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     Nowadays, all kinds of information are accessible from our hand-held mobile devices.  Information related to Aikido is no exception.  A wide spectrum of information, from texts, still images and video clips is available.  And even in a category of videos alone, there are hard-core & flamboyant styles of Aikido on one side and ‘no-touch’ styles of Aikido on …

What are you looking for…???

March 20, 2018

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AHAN Nippon Kan has been serving free Homeless Meals once a month since 1990.  Following the monthly, members of Aikido Nippon Kan and DOMO restaurant volunteer staffs helped serve this month’s free meals to the homeless, and 220 meals were served.  The total number of meals served to date is now 85,244. While we serve hundreds of meals every month, …

Where should Children be Guided To?

January 23, 2018

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Photos from a field trip. ​Aikido Nippon Kan had visited almost all the elementary and middle schools in the Greater Denver area about 40 years ago to do Aikido demonstrations and to offer school children an educational opportunity about Japanese cultures and a Budo of Aikido from Japan, when even the word “Aikido” was not commonly recognized.  On a busy …

The First Meal Service in 2018

January 21, 2018

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On a snowy day, a rainy day or an extremely hot day…, Or, on a day we feel exhausted and hopeless, devastated by a natural disaster…, Or, on a day when bullets fly over our heads…, Or, on a normal day after having done a day’s work…, We All Get Hungry. Hearty meals give us hope and a sense of …