AHAN IISA (Instructors in Support of AHAN) Education, Exploration and Training Tour of Japan and Mexico

April 24, 2006


Written by Nippon Kan Headquarter website editing staff. AHAN Instructors in support of AHAN, (IISA) are instructors of many different styles and affiliations who support AHAN’s philosophy of service to the community through projects in their own towns and cities. The only requirement for becoming an AHAN IISA Instructor is to be involved with one’s students in any service project …

Homma Kancho Visits Mongolia

February 17, 2006


Mongolia Aikido Nippon Kan Seminar Report. Feb 17-22, 2006 written by Alima   This article was written by Alima, AHAN Nippon Kan Mongolia Coordinator about Homma Kancho’s most recent visit to Mongolia.Mongolia Aikido Nippon Kan Seminar Report.   From Bangladesh, Homma Kancho made a quick stop in Japan to meet with Nippon Kan Japan Branch Coordinator and staff members before …

Nippon Kan Delegation visit Nepal and India

January 26, 2006


January 26-Feb 8th, 2006 written by E Busch Nepal Nepal Aikido Association Formed. The visit to Nepal was at the invitation of martial art groups organized under the Nepalese Government National Sports Council. This visit was Homma Kancho’s second visit to Nepal, and on this visit he conducted a three-day seminar for local Nepalese martial artists. Homma Kancho was accompanied …

AHAN Italy Activity Report

November 7, 2005


November 7th, 2005 Samuel Onofri Sensei, coordinator for AHAN Italy and chief instructor at Kihon Dojo reported to Nippon Kan AHAN General Headquarters about recent activities in Italy. This past spring Homma Kancho visited Onofri Sensei to conduct a seminar in support of the Naturalment Centro-Sociale O.N.L.U.S. Center for young adults with mental disabilities. Samuel Sensei reported that funds raised …

Homma Kancho Visits Okaeri Dojo, Santo Aleizo Brazil

October 30, 2005


October 30, 2005   After bidding the drummers farewell, Homma Kancho taught a special one day Aikido seminar October 29th, at the Brazilian Army Copacabana Beach Training Center for aikidoists in and around the Rio de Janeiro area. The next day Homma Kancho and Luc Leoni Sensei went to check on the Okaeri Dojo garden project in the mountain town …

AHAN General Headquarters Sends Doctor to Nicaragua

October 14, 2005


October 14-18, 2005 Nippon Kan Instructor, Dr. Ray Howe was asked by AHAN General Headquarters to go to Nicaragua to assist in the diagnosis and care of AHAN Nicaragua student Armando Lopez. Armando, a young man of twenty, has already lost one leg above the knee to cancer. Armando’s answer to the cancer that took his leg was to enroll …

A.H.A.N./Nippon Kan: Armando Lopez Nicaragua Project

October 1, 2005


Written by Dr. Ray Howe My recent travel to Nicaragua, October 2005, while brief, was an inspirational experience. Stepping off the plane in Managua, I immediately felt a difference in the atmosphere as compared to other Central and South American countries I have traveled in; one much more relaxed than I had anticipated for a country so recently ravaged by …

Activity Reports from AHAN Mongolia and AHAN Nepal

September 28, 2005


A critical principle of AHAN is to nurture seeds once they have been planted. It is a goal of AHAN Headquarters in Denver to support local leaders in independent AHAN projects of their own choosing. Financial support is sometimes provided, but more often advice, encouragement and step by step project planning is offered to any AHAN leader who requests it. …

Turkey Kidney Foundation Support Seminar

September 24, 2005


Sept 24th-25th, 2005 Written by Seha Iscan International Ali San Dojo Federation (Aikikai) in Istanbul, Turkey sponsored this seminar held September 24th-25th in support of the Turkey Kidney Foundation. As a member of AHAN, as an IISA Instructor Ali San Uludag Sensei, Founder and Chief Instructor of Ali San Dojo Federation asked Homma Kancho to instruct at this special event. …

Homma Sensei Visits Shushinkan Dojo in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

September 16, 2005


On the weekend of September 16-18, Shushinkan Dojo was honored to have the presence of Gaku Homma Sensei in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. His visit was truly a remarkable experience and I hope to share some thoughts on the countless knowledge Homma Sensei shared with us. Homma Sensei’s approach to Aikido sets it very clear how taijutsu (open hand techniques) andsuburi …

International Instructor Seminar Series 2005

June 27, 2005


Featuring; Ali San Uludag Sensei President of the International Uludag Foundation Aikikai From Istanbul, Turkey June 27-July 5th, 2005 Written by Emily Busch Nippon Kan Vice President Ali San Sensei teaching at Nippon Kan. (photo album at end of article) Ali San Uludag Sensei, President of the International Uludag Foundation Aikikai, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, visited Nippon Kan Headquarters in …

2nd Shipment of Thirty Computers Arrive Safely in Mongolia

June 4, 2005


June 4th, 2005 Written by Emily Busch Nippon Kan Vice President   The shipment of thirty computers that were shipped to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia last April arrived safely on June 4th. Fifteen computers in this shipment went to the Gandan Temple in Ulaanbaatar to be used in the temple’s educational facilities. Ten more computers were also donated to the Zorig Foundation, …

Cold Weather and Warm Hearts

June 1, 2005


June 1st, 2005 By Chris Abeyta Nippon Kan Student Nippon-Kan is more than a martial arts dojo. When I began my practice, I never would have guessed I would learn so much off the mat. As a participant in Nippon-Kan’s cross cultural exchange program, I spent three months in a Japanese village called Higashi Naruse. For the first time in …

AHAN Nepal Report

May 25, 2005


May 25th, 2005 Written by Puja Rai AHAN Nepal staff coordinator Puja Rai sent us word that the school supplies donated by Homma Kancho on his visit to Nepal in January of this year had been distributed to the Drubgon Jangchup Choeling Monastery. The supplies were received by Senne Missi Lama who sent a personal thank you letter, receipt and …

A Friend for Life; Women I met in Morocco

April 2, 2005


By Kazumi Yoshimura April 2nd, 2005 Why do people want to travel? To visit spectacular places? Enjoy exotic cuisine? Escape their own reality? Everyone can agree that these are legitimate reasons and I would like to add one more of my own; to immerse oneself in an unfamiliar surrounding. Doing this definitely forces us to think about our own lives …