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 …

Myanmar Renbu Kan Dojo-Visit and Practice

December 19, 2014


Dec 19th -21st, 2014 After visiting the AHAN Myanmar Learning Center in Yangon, I traveled north to Pyn Oo Rwin, about a two hour drive outside of Mandalay in the Shan state. Pyin Oo Rwin is a beautiful town surrounded by mountain peaks and is the new home of Myanmar Aikikai New Organization Renbu Kan dojo. I had come …

Chiang Mai, Thailand University Friendship Practice

December 12, 2014


December 12th -15th, 2014 The Chiang Mai University Aikido Instructors are all current or retired professors, doctors or high level professionals, rendering the academic level of understanding of budo and their practice level of the Japanese martial art of Aikido at Chiang Mai University very high. My new relationship with the Chiang Mai University Aikido Club began when I found …

Seminar in Parma

November 5, 2014


November  5th -10th , 2014             Serious practice at the seminar in Parma Homma Kancho traveled to Italy in November 2014 to teach a seminar hosted by Aikido Insieme, Michele Nehme Sensei. The purpose of this seminar was to raise funds for the new Ospedale Dei Bambini Children’s hospital in Parma and over 150 …

2014 Aikido Nippon Kan General Headquarters Summer Marathon (Video)

August 1, 2014


August 1st- Sept 9th, 2014 The annual Nippon Kan General Headquarters Summer Marathon this year consisted of 40 days of continuous practice. The marathon seminar is part of Nippon Kan’s 3 month summer uchideshiprogram that is attended by young Aikidoka from all over the world. A total of well over 900 hours of practice were completed at this seminar by …

Izmir Aiki Shuren Dojo Seminar

July 7, 2014


July 7th -16th , 2014                 After visiting NIS countries in Central Asia, Homma Kancho stopped by Izmir, Turkey to teach a 2 day seminar hosted by Izmir Aiki Shuren Dojo, instructed by Nippon Kan General Headquarters official instructor Cihan Karaogluol Sensei. Homma Kancho has instructed seminars many times in Izmir, Ankara and …

Spring Seminar in Morocco

March 14, 2013


March 14th -17th, 2013  Homma Kancho was invited by the Royal Morocco Aikido Institute to teach in Casablanca, March 14th-17th, 2013. The invitation came on behalf of Alaoui M’Barek Sensei who has been an Aikido pioneer and icon instructor in Morocco for 55 years. One of the main reasons Homma Kancho traveled to Morocco was to meet with Alaoui Sensei …

CMI Japanese Cultural Festival, Majuro, Marshall Islands (Video)

February 5, 2013


Feb 5th-13th, 2013 The Marshall Islands (RMI) have been described as a necklace of pearls surrounded by a sea of emerald green. To reach the Marshall Islands, one must travel six hours from Los Angeles to Hawaii, wait in transit for seven hours before boarding another five hour flight west to Majuro. It was a long journey from Denver where …

Children Hospital Foundation Benefit Aikido Seminar in Parma, Italy

February 1, 2013


February 1st-3rd, 2013 Homma Kancho instructed a seminar in the city of Parma in northwest Italy, February 1-2, 2013. The Parma region is famous for its cheese and dry-cured prosciutto ham. The seminar was hosted by Aikido Insieme, instructed by Michele Nehme Sensei ( Aikido Insieme is a large Aikido dojo that has chosen to remain independent therefore does not …

Nepal Army Ranger Martial Art Seminar

November 1, 2012


November 1st-5th, 2012 Homma Kancho traveled to Nepal this past November to instruct a five-day training intensive with the Nepal Army Rangers. On this trip he was accompanied by Koichi Ninomiya Sensei, son of his long time friend and Founder of Enshin Karate, Joko Ninomiya Shihan. ( Koichi Ninomiya Sensei currently instructs at Enshin Karate Headquarters in Denver, and was …

Visiting Mongolia; Five Years Later

July 19, 2012


July 19th-23rd, 2012 Homma Kancho returned to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in July 2012. It had been five years since his last visit to Mongolia and it was a time for a great reunion! Homma Kancho was invited back to Ulaanbaatar by all of us, friends from Mongolia that first met Homma Kancho in Denver. After the democratization of Mongolia in 1990, …

Homma Kancho Visits Bolivia

July 4, 2012


July 4th -11th, 2012   Homma Kancho returned to La Paz, Bolivia to teach a weekend seminar July 4th-11th, 2012. It was an interesting gathering of students from Bolivia and neighboring countries all whom practiced various styles of Aikido. The spirit of the seminar was harmonious however and all who participated enjoyed learning Nippon Kan Aikido originated by Homma Kancho. Homma …

Homma Kancho Visits Aikido Shuren Dojo in Turkey

February 19, 2012


February 19th-22nd, 2012   After his visit to Iran, Homma Kancho came to visit my dojo in Izmir. This was a surprise visit and my students were delighted with Homma Kancho’s practice and communication with all of them. Homma Kancho has visited Izmir many times and has told me that he would like to live in Izmir someday. To ease the …

Homma Kancho’s Visit to Iran

February 16, 2012


February 16th-19th, 2012  I went to Iran to visit friends I had not seen in a very long time. Even though it was February, it was very warm and I enjoyed seeing the sites of Tehran. To the north of Tehran, a towering range of majestic snow covered mountains loom as a commanding site and local residents of Tehran make …

Visit to Morocco

February 8, 2012


February 8-15, 2012 Homma Kancho was invited by Moroccan Aikido Pioneer Alaoui M’Barek Sensei and the Morocco Aikido Federation, La Federation Royale Marocaine D’Aikido, Iaido Affinitaires to teach Aikido in Morocco this past February 2012. Homma Kancho was accompanied by Nippon Kan Instructor Rick Thompson, senior student Madalyn Shalkey from Denver and Nippon Kan graduate alumni uchideshi Cihan Karaogluol from …