Homma Sensei’s Year-end message 2001

December 20, 2001

December 20, 2001 Dear Nippon Kan Members and Friends, The year 2001 is drawing to a close. As a people, around the world this year we have learned a new depth of shock and sadness. There were many victims of the events of September 11th, the most tragic being the survivors; family and friends who will carry the scars of …

Ki power and Sensei Power Reflections from St. Andrews Scotland 2001

December 12, 2001

By Gaku Homma Sensei, Nippon Kan Kancho One can never tire of visiting St. Andrews, so rich in its history, so picturesque in its setting. This visit was no exception, as upon my arrival, I was greeted with a warm and friendly welcome from the St. Andrews University Aikido Club. I have always been impressed with the high level of …

Two Kinds of Dreaming

June 15, 2001

Why Aikido Nippon Kan is the largest Aikido dojo in the Rocky Mountain Region. Nippon Kan offers four different sessions of beginning Aikido classes six times a year. Our January sessions for 2001 have now ended successfully with over 120 new beginning adult students participating in the four sessions offered. The March sessions are now beginning and over 100 new …

Martial Arts Challenge 2001

January 4, 2001

Welcome new martial arts challengers for 2001! My name is Gaku Homma and I am the founder of Aikido Nippon Kan. This message is for all of you who are thinking about trying a martial art in 2001. I would like to explain what we offer here at Nippon Kan. Nippon Kan, (which means Japan House in Japanese), was founded …

Looking Back on 2000 and Onward to 2001

January 1, 2001

Nippon Kan has been an ongoing growing organization for over twenty-two years. For all of us, each year contains 365 days but for an active organization such as Nippon Kan, each and every day is busy with new projects and activities. This past year has been very busy, and now that it is drawing to a close, it is a …

World Peace Conference

December 19, 2000

Over 400 Martial Artists from around the world gathered together in Washington DC for the Martial Arts Federation for World Peace Conference in March of 1997. This event was unprecedented in its scope and attendance. The third day of this event included panel discussions on topics concerning martial arts and education. Homma Sensei, founder of Nippon Kan Culture Center in …