2016 Uchideshi Summer Intensive June-Sept 2016

Enrollment Full For This Year’s Uchideshi Summer Term!

Includes Nippon Kan Practice Marathon Challenge

August 1-31, 2016


Nippon Kan Overseas Uchideshi – United States
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Location: Nippon Kan General Headquarters, Denver, Colorado USA
Dates: Uchideshi summer intensive includes:
Nippon Kan Summer Practice
Marathon Challenge 2015August 1st-31stThe Summer Marathon Practice Challenge is a one-month intensive instructed daily by Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho. A marathon of practice and activities attended by Nippon Kan members and uchideshi students from around the world!
Requirements: Aikido rank of 3rd Kyu or above.

18-30 years of age (In good health!)

Both male and female applicants accepted

Affiliation not a criteria-all affiliations or non affiliates welcome (Enrollment is confidential to avoid any association conflicts)

Purpose: International exchange and communication in a team Aikido practice-living environment. Nippon Kan General Headquarter dojo also has regular students of all ages and backgrounds which provides a rich environment for learning about many aspects of life in Denver.
Training Focus: Intensive Aikido bokken and jo to taijustsu relationship training; a training curriculum that you will be able to take back to your home dojo.

Study of criteria and programs for successful independent dojo operations, including how to encourage positive interaction between your home dojo and your local community. How to encourage growth and stability in your home dojo through community involvement and support.

1st hand testimony on the history of Aikido from the time just before the passing of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba to present day by Gaku Homma, Nippon Kan Kancho and analysis of Aikido in our world today from his experience teaching in over 50 countries world-wide.

Benefits Provided By
Nippon Kan:
All lodging and boarding : free of charge

Meals-lunch and dinner (except for Sundays): free of charge

All class fees: free of charge

Student Responsibilities: Practice Marathon Challenge
Aug 1st-31st 2015
$500.00 deposit that will be refunded upon successful completion of the 30 day marathon course.Personal daily hygiene and miscellaneous expensesRound trip travel expenses (passport, visas, airline or ground travel tickets, insurance etc.)
How to apply: Submit resume, including photo and short explanation of why you want to join the program to info@nippon-kan.org Subject line: Summer 2015 Uchideshi Intensive Program Enrollment
Deadline for submission: July 15, 2016
Testimonials from past
graduate alumni uchideshi:
Michele Zanrei
http://www.nippon-kan.org/dojo_news/11/jan-june/aikido-360.htmlBanu Alisverisci
Video Highlights: 2014 Aikido Nippon Kan Summer Marathon Uchideshi Training http://youtu.be/BZ_5pKqiRFU

2013 Aikido Nippon Kan Uchideshi Training: Beyond the Mat http://youtu.be/Jfn2jarTwLs

2012 Summer Uchideshi Marathon Intensive Live Action Training Highlights! http://youtu.be/7agFE5IEbxQ

Summer Uchideshi Marathon Intensive Live Action Training Highlights! http://youtu.be/7agFE5IEbxQ

Uchideshi strength training at Nippon Kan

If you wish to attend Nippon Kan’s uchideshi program outside of the dates parameters of the summer intensive June-Sept 2016  please contact Nippon Kan Uchideshi Coordinator at info@nippon-kan.org.