The Furuya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational and community organization dedicated to continuing the work of Rev. Kensho Furuya by providing traditional instruction in the arts of Aikido and Iaido as well as supporting the cultural and social benefits of Japanese culture and its art forms.

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Help Omar Lam Sensei Get To Japan

In April of 2019, Omar Lam Sanz Sensei hopes to fulfill his
life long dream of visiting Japan.

Have you ever had a dream? A dream full of bitter-sweet longing
because you didn’t know how it could ever come true?

Omar Lam Sanz has a dream too.

All of Omar's life, he has been dreaming of going to Japan. Ever since he was a little kid, he has had dream after dream of visiting Himeji Castle. He said that every dream feels so "vivid as if it were real." Having been a martial arts enthusiast his whole life, Omar's life long goal is to train at the Aikido World Headquarters - Hombu Dojo and "stand in front of the tokonoma where O'Sensei once stood."

Omar Lam Sensei has dedicated his life to practicing, mastering and teaching martial arts at the highest levels in Cuba. Like Americans who go to Europe to find their roots and come back exhilarated, connected to their heritage, and with a new confidence in who they are, Omar dreams of connecting to his martial arts roots by visiting Japan.

Read more here: Help Omar Get to Japan