Homma Kancho Teaches in Nepal

February 26, 2009


Feb 26th-March 4th, 2009 Training Seminar for the Nepal Army Rangers Homma Kancho instructed a special spring training seminar for the Nepal Army Rangers this past Feb 26th-March 4th that concentrated on the teaching of original Aikido Nippon Kan NSDT (Nippon Kan Self Defense Techniques). There were over 500 Army Ranger Special Forces in attendance, and training was held outside …

Homma Kancho Teaches a Seminar in Italy

December 4, 2008


December 4th-11th, 2008 Homma Kancho’s first stop on this trip to Italy was the city of Parma where he taught a seminar hosted by the FESIK (www.fesik.org) Italian Sport Karate Federation and Aikido Insiemehttp://www.aikidoinsieme.it/ instructed by Nehme Michel Sensei and organized by Furlanetto Massimiliano Sensei. The sports complex where the seminar was held was large enough to lay 600 tatami …

Iran Aikido’s 10th Anniversary Seminar; Homma Kancho Attending

June 25, 2008


June 25th -July 1st, 2008 At the invitation of a personal friend, Homma Kancho returned to Iran for his second visit this past June. The following is Homma Kancho’s report about his trip to Iran, 2008. Such a coincidence. I had already scheduled a trip to Iran for personal reasons, when I received word from Kobayashi Dojo, Yasuo Kobayashi Shihan …

Homma Kancho Visits the Arabic Republic of Egypt: Seminars in Alexandria and Cairo

June 2, 2008


July 2nd -9th, 2008 Alexandria Seminar Four hours by car north of Egypt’s capital city of Cairo is Alexandria; the second-largest Mediterranean city n Egypt. Alexandria is famous as the home of Cleopatra and the history of this city goes back to 334 BC. My name is Gawad Adham, and I am the instructor of Alexandria Aikido here in Alexandria. …

Nepal Army Ranger Special Training Seminar

May 26, 2008


May 26th-June 2nd, 2008 Homma Kancho and staff conducted a special training seminar for the Nepalese Army Rangers in Kathmandu, Nepal. The seminar was held at the Nepalese Army Rangers training base under battalion commander Anupiung Thapa. The Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Echo battalions all participated in this seminar with approximately 400 Army Ranger soldiers in attendance. Under a …

Homma Kancho Visits Cali, Columbia

April 21, 2008


April 21-26, 2008 Last spring, we invited Nippon Kan Kancho, Gaku Homma to visit us at the Nikeijin Kaikn (Japan Colombia Association) in Cali, Columbia. The Nikeijin Kaikan is active in many community activities and Japanese cultural programs in Cali including the Cali Nippon Budokan (Cali Japanese Martial Art Dojo). Homma Kancho arrived in Cali on April 21st for a …

Homma Kancho Teaches Aikido in Central Asia

March 24, 2008


Republic of Kyrgyzstan Teaching Aikido at Children’s Orphanage Care Center Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan March 24th -25th, 2008 Homma Kancho traveled to Kyrgyzstan to teach Aikido to both our children and adult students at our small dojo in Bishkek, the capitol city of Kyrgyzstan. Accompanying Homma Kancho was a television news producer Necef Hasanov from Baku, Azerbaijan and Aikikai Aikido urkey President …


March 21, 2008


Aikido for Life Published in Turkey; A Celebration Bursa Street Kid Foundation Assistance Seminar March 21st-24th, 2008 Homma Kancho’s book, Aikido for Life first published in the United States was translated and published in Turkey this year. This was cause for celebration by all AHAN Istanbul staff involved in this great effort and accomplishment. All proceeds from sales of the …

Nepal Aikido Spring Seminar

March 14, 2008


March 14th-19th, 2008 It has only been three years since Aikido was first introduced by Homma Kancho in Nepal in 2005, and practice has grown greatly in that time. At this seminar held at the Nepal Budokan (Nepal Multiple Martial arts Hall) the Nepal Minister of Education and Culture, The Nepal Olympic Secretary General, Mr. Jeevan Shrestha and other dignitaries …

Homma Kancho Second Visit to Mindanao Island, Philippines

January 30, 2008


January 30th-February 4th, 2008 Mindanao State University (MSU IIT) Officially Adds Aikido to its Curriculum. January 31st, 2008 MSU IIT has been the State University in Illigan City, Mindanao Island, Philippines since 1938 and has a student population of about 5000. This semester, Aikido was officially added to the curriculum due in large part to the efforts of Instructor Ava …

Nippon Kan Kancho Gaku Homma Teaches AHAN Seminar in Ireland

October 18, 2007


Oct 18-23, 2007 Homma Kancho taught at an AHAN Fundraising seminar in Dublin, Ireland in mid-October, sponsored by Aikikai Ireland AOI (Simone Chierchini Sensei http://www.aikikai.ie/) to raise funds for a student operated second hand community store in Sligo where Simone Chierchini Sensei is based. The purpose of the second hand store is to support the community with low cost goods …

Mongolia Aikido Nippon Kan Seminar

October 9, 2007


October 9th-14th, 2007 After the AHAN seminar in Korea had drawn to a successful close, Homma Kancho, Stephanie Yap Sensei and the Nippon Kan AHAN entourage flew from Seoul to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. The purpose of this visit to Mongolia was to attend a Nippon Kan General Headquarters-sponsored Mongolia Aikido Seminar and to work on a variety …

First Woman International Aikido Seminar in Korea

October 5, 2007


Oct 5th-9th 2007 This 2007 AHAN Nippon Kan IISA (Instructors in Support of AHAN) Training Tour was organized by Nippon Kan General Headquarters and the Korean Aikido Federation (Ik-Am Yoon Sensei, President http://www.aikido.co.kr/english/index.php3 ) This historic seminar was instructed by Stephanie Yap Sensei, Chief Instructor of Aikido of South Florida (http://www.aikidosouthflorida.com/ ). This was the first time in Korea that …

Nepal Aikido Nippon Kan Seminar

September 27, 2007


Sept 27-30th, 2007 “Aikido is a completely different martial art both philosophically and technically that most anyone can practice.” Aikido is gaining popularity in Nepal, and Aikido Nippon Kan Nepal is growing. In November 2004, current Aikido Nippon Kan General Headquarters official instructor to Nepal, Rajesh Bista invited Homma Kancho by mail to visit to Nepal to introduce the martial …

Guatemala Aikido Nippon Kan Seminar

September 15, 2007


September 15-16, 2007 Nippon Kan General Headquarters Instructor Scott Olson Sensei was sent to Guatemala to teach an AHAN fundraising seminar and investigate the petition to join AHAN Nippon Kan as AHAN Nippon Kan Guatemala by student groups practicing there. Olson Sensei instructed this weekend seminar with AHAN Nippon Kan Central America and AHAN Mexico Coordinator Fernando Roman Sensei of …