AIKIDO nici na w for Life ww. *****. PROVER. Gaku Homma. North Atlantic Books , Berkeley, California. Nippon Kan, Denver, Colorado. WR. Aikido Nippon Kan Dojo and Founder Gaku Homma Sensei Aikido Volume 1, Aikido for Life, Children and the Martial Arts: An Aikido Point of View, and Aikido. Gaku Homma’s in-depth study of the relationship between Japanese Aikido for Life Published by North Atlantic Publishing, Berkeley, California;

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Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Founder Morihei Ueshiba.

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Aikido focuses not homm punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and dynamics of movement. Homma Sensei has instructed Aikido in over 35 countries and is world renowned for his mastery of Aikido and his personal historical perspective on the Founder Ueshiba.

Unique to Nippon Kan is a focus on community service, and to date Homma Sensei and Nippon Kan students have served over76, meals to those in need in Denver in over 24 years of monthly meal service.

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Homma Sensei has been commended by the United Nations, Colorado Governors, Mayors and City Council and many other leaders internationally for his humanitarian efforts around the world. Three of these books on Aikido are available to download from the homepage-free of charge.

My name is Gaku Homma. I first came to the United States from Japan about 40 years ago.

Gaku Homma

Since my arrival I have been teaching the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Including my studies in Japan, I have aikivo practicing Aikido for more than 50 years.

I would like to give you a bit of history about Aikido as I have experienced it during my lifetime. As a child in Akita, a small lief in Northern Honshu, I studied Judo, which for Japanese kids was as popular as baseball and basketball in the United States.

At that time, Aikido was ofr new martial art. Before World War II Aikido was restricted to the elite and practiced by military leaders, Imperial dignitaries and top executives.

It did not become generally popular until after World War II. In that way, my path was probably not much different than yours!

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I also served as his last live-in student. After his death, I was not able to choose one organization over another. Instead, I studied Aikido independently.

I founded Aikido Nippon Kan in as an independent dojo. Although Aikido Nippon Kan remains an independent organization, my loyalty will always remain with the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He often spoke of the early days at Iwama and my relationship to the Founder. At Nippon Kan General Headquarters, over 25, students have attended our beginner classes in over 40 years of practice.

Aikido for Life

Aikido Nippon Kan offers 16 classes a week, instructed by myself or and my highly trained staff. All instruction is given under close supervision and is delivered with patience, kindness and humor.

All students are trained to help each other, focusing on cooperation as a successful tool for learning. The Structure of Aikido, Vol. To find additional information about Nippon Kan Headquarter Board members click below.

Official Announcement vaku Nippon Kan Headquarters.