Mindanao AHAN Activity Report

July 25, 2010


July 25th, 2010 Mindanao AHAN Learning Center Construction Begins Plans have been in the works for awhile to build a new AHAN Learning Center in Mindanao, and this July, the project began in earnest. This construction has been organized into nine stages, and my students are helping to build the new AHAN Learning Center from the ground up. This fall, …

Bangladesh AHAN Activity Report

July 11, 2010


July 11, 2010 Materials Delivery Report from Bangladesh AHAN Bangladesh Coordinator, Maji Sarkar sent a delivery report in July of materials supplied by AHAN for the final stages of construction of the Madrasa Orphanage for girls in Dhaka.

Nepal AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

April 30, 2010


April 30, 2010 On April 30th, 2010, the Nepal Army Rangers performed a Nippon Kan NSDT (Nippon Kan Self Defense Techniques) Aikido demonstration for a Marine General with the US Navy and other official dignitaries in Kathmandu, Nepal. Under the leadership of local Nippon Kan Instructor Rajesh Bista, there are currently over 1000 Nepal Army Rangers practicing Nippon Kan NSDT …

Nippon Kan Aikido and AHAN Activity Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand

March 10, 2010


March 10th, 2010 At the invitation of Aikidoka in Bangkok, Thailand, Homma Sensei made a quick stop in Bangkok to attend a one-day symposium on Aikido related subjects. WHAT IS AHAN? was one of the subjects discussed and Homma Sensei’s speaking was well received by all in attendance. There were three dojos represented with students and enthusiasts not only from …

Myanmar AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

March 4, 2010


March 4-9th, 2010 Homma Kancho came to visit us in Myanmar this March 2010. Below is my report of this visit. Nilar Than Myanmar AHAN Coordinator Visit to Yadanapon Orphanage Our first stop was at Yadanapon Orphanage, which has been a focus for AHAN since the spring of 2009. On this visit we delivered AHAN’s monthly rice donation and also …

Mindanao AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

February 16, 2010


Feb 16, 2010 Prevalent in many Philippine islands, but especially on the island of Mindanao, there has been an influx of Bajao refugees from the Indonesian islands. These refugees have fled their native islands to escape everything from political prosecution, different levels of economic crisis or rampant disease. These people, who have their own language and customs, have found themselves …

Sudan AHAN Nippon Kan Activity Report

February 12, 2010


February 12, 2010 There are about 800 soldiers from Nepal whose mission is to aid in United Nations Peace keeping efforts in Sudan. It is my responsibility to train my fellow Nepalese soldiers in many combat skills as well as Nippon Kan NSDT Aikido while in Sudan February 12th was ARMY DAY in Sudan and a team of my Nepalese …

From Nepal Nepal Army Ranger Aikido Report

December 20, 2009


December 20th, 2009  Nepalese UN soldiers practice in Sudan. Sgt. Dan Gurung, one of the primary Nepal Army Ranger Aikido Instructors has been transferred with his team of 850 United Nation Peace Keepers from Nepal to Sudan to participate in UNAMID African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur. While serving as a peace keeper in Sudan, Sgt. Gurung has begun …

From Korea AHAN Korea Charity Benefit Concert

November 21, 2009


November 21, 2009 Korean Aikido Pioneer and Korean Aikido Federation Founder and President, I-kam Yoon Sensei and his students sponsored and produced a charity concert in November for underprivileged families in Seoul. This project enlisted not only Aikidoka under Yoon Sensei’s direction but many talented artists and volunteers from the general public. Yoon Sensei understands well the philosophy of AHAN …

From Turkey City of Izmir Food Service Project

September 17, 2009


September 17th, 2009 Nippon Kan Graduate Uchideshi, Cihan Karaogluol, now living in his hometown of Izmir, Turkey, organized his own AHAN project with fellow Aikidoka for the less fortunate in Izmir this past September. To celebrate the ending of Ramadan, serving the less fortunate is a common custom. This was however a unique experience for Aikidoka in Izmir, who put …

Myanmar AHAN Tour

September 12, 2009


Sept 12-23rd, 2009 This September, Nippon Kan General Headquarters organized an official tour to Myanmar. The purpose of this tour was for research and development of AHAN projects in Myanmar instigated by Homma Kancho on his first visit to Myanmar in the spring of this year. Homma Kancho was accompanied by myself, Emily Busch, AHAN International Program Director and four …

From Myanmar and Bangladesh Nippon Kan Monthly Rice delivery reports

September 1, 2009


Sept-December 2009 Rice deliveries were made on schedule for the months of September, October, November and December at three orphanages in Myanmar and Bangladesh. In Myanmar, Nilar Than, AHAN Myanmar Coordinator supervised the deliveries, and in Bangladesh, all deliveries were made under the watchful eye of AHAN Bangladesh Coordinator Maji Sarkar. In total 1.3 tons of rice per month were …

Introducing Nippon Kan AHAN Myanmar Coordinator, Nilar Than

September 1, 2009


Ms. Nilar Than is officially licensed by the Myanmar government as a Japanese interpreter and national guide. Nilar, who free lances with many official Japanese tour guide services, is a popular guide in Myanmar. Her licensing examinations were rigorous, granting her certification as a high-level professional in Myamnar’s tourist and business industries. Nilar is an expert on Myanmar history, geography, …

AHAN Nippon Kan Nepal Activity Report

July 30, 2009


July 30th, 2009 Under local Nippon Kan Instructor Rajesh Bista, over 500 Nepal Army Rangers practice Aikido as a compulsory part of their military training. These Ranger soldiers fall under the command of Capt. Anees Dhoj Khadka who is enthusiastic about the psychological as well as the physical development that Aikido is brining to the men in his charge. Sgt. …

AHAN Nippon Kan Mindanao Activity Report

June 1, 2009


June 1st, 2009 From the Philippines, AHAN Mindanao Coordinator, Ava Yancha sent a report to Nippon Kan Headquarters this past June that focused on the many activities that AVA and AHAN Mindanao have been involved with in the past few months. Ava lives in Illigan City, Mindanao and with the help and support of local Illigan City Mayor, Mr. Lawrence …