Brian Kagen pick: “Cultural Center Focuses On Community – Gaku Homma of Denver” from

“Many martial arts studios put an emphasis on enhancing mind and body. At the Nippon Kan Japanese Cultural Center in Denver, they also focus on community. Chief instructor Gaku Homma teaches the Japanese martial art of aikido. It relies on open hands, not fists. The idea is to help people develop themselves. Homma makes sure those open hands extend to the community.

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  1. open hands are fine. fists are also fine. it depends on what you need at the time. standing your ground and duking it out, however, is a losing tactic for an aikidoka.

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