Nepal Ranger Aikido Nippon-kan Training Center

May 25, 2018


Huge  Aikido Training Conducting in ANTC (Ranger Aikido Dojo) through Nepal Army. Only here (82 Different Unit and Sub-Unit of NA Total 123 Soldiers (Students) practicing together Nippon-kan Aikido

With My Precious Black Belt Students at Bilay House in Thailand

May 15, 2018


There is no Bokken or Jo; no Keiko-gi to practice in, and of course no Dojo… But they have shovels, hoes and sickles and worn-out T-shirts as well as the vast & generous mother nature. 38 children from different backgrounds are living at Bilay House for different reasons, and 12 high schoolers welcomed me with their bright smiles that day.  …

A Long Whispering at the age of 68…

May 11, 2018


When  Nippon  Kan  was  founded,  it  was  just  me  and  a  few  others.    It’s  been  43  years  since  then,  and  it’s  been  quite  some  time  since  Nippon  Kan  was  no  longer  a  small  Aikido  group  in  a  town.    Unlike  a  business  entity,  a  Dojo  does  not  pay  wages  but  collects  monthly  dues  from  its  students.    However,  a  …

Saito Shihan’s 17th Anniversary Memorial Service

May 4, 2018


  Morihiro Saito Shihan’s 17th Anniversary Memorial Service Late MORIHIRO SAITO SHIHAN March 3, 1928 ~ May 13, 2002 The 17th Anniversary Memorial Service May 6, 2018 Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai Dojo Iwama-Town, Kasama-city, Ibaraki-prefecture, Japan Hitohira Jukucho, the eldest son of Morihiro Shihan, putting a finishing touch in the preparation of a “kagezen (a meal for an absent person or …

Nepalese Army Rangers – The Top Trophy Award Presented to the Winning Team!

May 3, 2018


The winning team was announced and a trophy was award to the winning team for Aikido Skills Demonstration Tournament among Nepalese Army Rangers! The main purpose of this tournament is to encourage Nepalese Army Rangers members to continue their training commitment in Aikido, and different Aikido teams from different Army Rangers Bases participated in this tournament.  And the winning team …

Catastrophes Have a Way to Haunt Us When We Least Expect Them.

April 25, 2018


On April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake of 2015, also called Gorkha earthquake, which registered a moment magnitude of 7.8, struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal.  The death toll from the catastrophe reached over 8,500 with over 20,000 people injured.  Many World Heritage sites in the region sustained various degrees of damages as well. Since Aikido Nippon Kan …

For this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8: Girls Mentorship and Awareness Workshop

March 21, 2018


​Nepalese Army Aikido members (led by ANTC Aikido Nippon Kan Training Center (ANTC) Dan Gurung Head Instructor of Nepalese Army Rangers) are getting involved with various AHAN activities on top of and in-between regularly scheduled hard practices. ​The photo(s) are from when they held “Girls Mentorship and Awareness Workshop” to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day. ​Nepalese Army Rangers ANTC …

Nippon Kan Aikido Seminars to commemorate Nepal’s Army Day

March 12, 2018


Aikido Nippon Kan’s Homma Kancho visits 4 regiments. Nepali Army Rangers’ ANTC (Aikido Nippon Kan Training Center), de-facto standard Nepali Army’s Aikido Headquarter, led by Dan Gurung, Nepali Army’s Chief Aikido Instructor & an Aikido instructor acknowledged by Aikido Nippon Kan U.S. Headquarters, train 100+ Aikido instructor-candidates annually through a training regimen of 6 hours of training per day for …

Memorable Photos of Morihiro Saito Shihan in 1995

March 11, 2018


      We just finished an Aikido Seminar with much success the day before, and late MorihiroSaito Shihan (“Morihiro Shihan”, hereafter) and we were going to leave for a hot spring in the Rocky Mountains in the morning. ​Morihiro Shihan woke up at 7:00AM as usual, showed up in the living room and came into the kitchen…  He grabbed …


January 26, 2018


AHAN NIPPON KAN has been not only supporting children in different regions in Asia but also supporting & encouraging young women for their progress in society. ​Monthly membership dues from AHAN Nippon Kan Aikido Children’s Classes (aka Youth Program) are used to fund various humanitarian support activities, such as the provisions of free meals, educational materials and medical supplies, for …

Welcoming to the Year 2018! from Nepalese Army Rangers’ Nippon Kan Aikido Team

January 5, 2018


With their wishes for everyone’s good health and peaceful days in 2018, a team of Nepalese Army Rangers’ Nippon Kan Aikido Instructor Candidates completed the KEIKO OSAME (the last keiko of the year) while wishing for a good fortune for everyone in the New Year. Training for 30 female soldiers has begun at the Nepalese Army K9 Emily Dojo. …

A Report of the Recent Visit to Japan ~ 1 of 3 ~

December 25, 2017


Yasuo Kobayashi Sensei Aikido Kobayashi Dojo Soshihan, Aikikai 8th Dan DO (道) means “a road”, and Jyo or Jo (場) “a place”.  The literal translation of the Japanese word of “道場” (Dojo, also spelled as Dojyo) is “A Place of the Road”.  Simply stated, it’s a place like rest spots / areas along highways where there are gas stations, …