Welcome to the British Naginata Association and to the Japanese martial art of naginata.

On this website you will be able to learn a little about naginata as a weapon of the samurai and as a budo (martial way or art).  We also provide information on where and how to practice the modern discipline in Great Britain.

We encourage you to contact us if you wish to join one of the BNA’s clubs or have any other questions.


An Introduction to Naginata

Below we present a short film from our 2013 annual seminar. It features interviews with Helen Nakano sensei and other attendees at the seminar. The film also shows clips of a wide variety of naginata training practices so it gives a good introduction to what we do. We hope you like it!