Nepalese Army Instructor Candidates Activity Report

September 1, 2017

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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 …

Many helping hands at AHAN Meals Service Project

August 20, 2017

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The group of delegates from the Higashi Naruse village and the group of soldiers from the Nepal Army, a total of 16 helpers between the two groups, participated in the August’s Meals Service Project.  The project has been supported by Homma Kancho’s leadership and his individual monetary contributions and many Nippon Kan volunteers for the past 27 years to have …

A visit to Nippon Kan by a group of delegates from Higashi Naruse Village, Japan

August 16, 2017

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It’s been 27 years since the Higashi Naruse village and Nippon Kan formed an alliance to facilitate cultural exchange programs.  Nippon Kan welcomed 5 high school students and 3 village staffs this year.  The group of delegates from the village not only visited a few public elementary schools, a local farm, but experienced American lifestyles through a short-term home-stay program.  …

About Nippon-Kan AHAN meal service

May 26, 2017

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AHAN Homeless Meal Service is one of the activities of “AHAN”, the humanitarian support operations division of Aikido Nippon-Kan, a federal 501 c 3 non-profit organization. AHAN Homeless Meal Service is carried out on the third Sunday of every month, and this year marks the 26th year since its beginning. The records show 195 people were served with free meals …

Aikido Nippon Kan –Starting off the New Year 2017 with a Bang!

January 12, 2017

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Photos capture the spirit of the New Year at Nippon Kan General Headquarters, Denver, Colorado USA Keiko Osame –Last Practice of the Year Dec 30th, 2016 Keiko Hajime-First Practice of the Year January 4th, 2017 First Beginning Aikido Classes of 2017 January 9th, 2017 Aikido Nippon Kan offers 18 sessions of Beginning Classes per year. Off to a good start, …

Nippon Kan Homeless Meal Service

December 18, 2016

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8 Degrees Fahrenheit As some of our Nippon Kan homeless meal services have been done in blistering heat, this meal service was frigid cold. The temperature in the alley behind the St Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Auraria Campus hovered around 8 degrees Fahrenheit. Even in these bitter cold conditions over 200 guests were served outside with ample portions of …

Aikido Nippon Kan Keiko Soran

December 10, 2016

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Homma Kancho led a practice review clinic on December 10th, 2016 for select Nippon Kan students eligible for promotion in the New Year. It was a full day of practice with students of all levels working together under Homma Kancho’s watchful eye. Homma Kancho demonstrated his adept understanding of technique and foundational weapons relationships were also explored. Gaku Homma, Nippon …

Nippon Kan October Homeless Meal Service

October 16, 2016

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It was a HOT one! A beautiful October day with temperatures in the 80’s. Over 300 meals served by Nippon Kan volunteers including special guests Denver Councilwoman Debbie Ortega and her family. Nippon Kan meals for the homeless are served behind the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Auraria college campus in downtown Denver. Homma Kancho and Nippon Kan have …

Nippon Kan’s 26th Annual Fall Volunteer Project Putting the Beds to Bed at Civic Center Park

October 8, 2016

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1 hour and 55 minutes to finish the project…breaking our record from last year! Nippon Kan youth and adult students, families and friends spent the morning at Denver’s Civic Center Park by the State Capital in downtown Denver this morning, “Putting the Beds to Bed”. Nippon Kan has been working with the Denver Parks Department for the last 26 consecutive …

AHAN Nippon Kan Milestone; 80,000 Meals Served to the Homeless in Denver

September 18, 2016

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For 26 years, every third Sunday of the month, Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho and hundreds of volunteers have quietly been building a legacy of service in Denver. This August, a new milestone was reached with 80,000 meals served to the homeless in Denver. All meals have been funded, prepared and served by Homma Kancho with Nippon Kan members, Domo …

AHAN Nippon Kan Cross-Cultural School Tour Program

July 14, 2016

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For the past 39 years, Nippon Kan has been toured by thousands of children from schools in the metro Denver area. Program includes a facility, museum and garden lecture tour, aikido demonstrations, hands-on origami and Japanese games and a traditional bento box lunch at Domo Restaurant. On July 14th, School Tour was conducted by Emily Busch, AHAN Nippon Kan Vice …

AHAN Nippon Kan Homeless Meal Service

June 19, 2016

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100 degrees and 290 meals served! It was a HOT one! Homma Kancho, up at dawn preparing the meals, led the charge today in AHAN Nippon Kan’s monthly meal service to the homeless in Denver. This year marks the 25th year of service for Nippon Kan to the homeless in Denver and this summer we will pass the milestone of …

AHAN Nippon Kan 25th Annual Spring Volunteer Project

June 11, 2016

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In association with the Denver Parks Department, AHAN Nippon Kan students, family and friends spent the morning at  Rocky Mountain Lake Park in Denver volunteering to work on a number of projects for the park.  After a good morning stretch, the group divided into 4 teams to work on tree mulching, painting, weeding and spreading new sand for the horseshoe …

Cross Cultural Visit from East Naruse Village, Japan

August 18, 2015

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August 18-24, 2015 Nippon Kan’s cross-cultural relationship with the East Naruse Village in Akita Prefecture, Japan began about 20 years ago. This past August, The Mayor of East Naruse village, Tetsuo Sasaki and a delegation of six others came to Nippon Kan Headquarters for a visit. The purpose was to explore new ideas for cross-cultural programs with Nippon Kan in …

Nippon Kan Homeless Meal Service Project Report

July 1, 2015

J M

June-September 2015 On the third Sunday of almost every month for the last 25 years, I have served food to the homeless in Denver. At each monthly service between 250 and 350 meals are served. Some of our guests get a little tricky; changing their t-shirts or taking off their hats to get into line again for a second meal. …