2015 Annual British Naginata Seminar Details

We are delighted to announce details of the 2015 annual BNA naginata seminar which has been moved from our usual Spring-time date to Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015.

We are excited to welcome Mrs SUMI Kaoru sensei, Godan Hanshi in Atarashii Naginata, who is flying in from Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan.

The seminar will take place in Welwyn Garden City.  There will also be a ‘warm up’ bogu practice of 90 minutes on Friday 11th September, 19:30-21:00 with Mrs Sumi sensei in bogu too.

There is a further Dan grades only afternoon session (14:00-17:00) on Friday 11th September too.

Examinations will be all Kyu ranks and to Shodan only.

The INF know Mrs Sumi sensei is heading this examination panel, and that the BNA is meeting the INF criteria for the examination panel.

Mrs Kaoru SUMI sensei
Mrs Kaoru SUMI sensei

Mrs Sumi sensei is accompanying her husband Mr SUMI Masatake sensei on his visit to both London and later Paris, France for Kendo. Therefore the BNA moved its annual Naginata seminar by 6 months, to accommodate her visit with her husband.

The INF and ENF are aware of this visit.


Information regarding the event (pdfs):

  1. Welcome Letter
  2. Schedule
  3. Examination Instructions
  4. Finding the sports hall and accommodation
  5. International Examinees Permission Form
  6. Examination Criteria

Online Booking

Use this online booking form:

2015 BNA Seminar



Grading is to shodan only.

Please complete and return with payment by 15 August 2015.

Seminar Cost:

- £90.00 (Seminar only)
- £115.00 (Seminar and shodan grading)

Grading Cost:

Kyu grading candidates - £15 - please pay at the seminar

Please book each attendee separately using the form below.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.


PAYMENT for the KYU exam is taken at the seminar – it will be £15 (inclusive of menjo certificate if you are successful).  KYU grading payments are collected at the seminar and not included in your booking fee.

Shodan grading payment is taken at the time of booking. Successful candidates who pass, will be asked to pay on the examination day, the fee that INF demands for registration and menjo. The BNA passes this additional fee direct to the INF.

We accept payment by cheque, bank transfer, paypal or credit card. (Please note the credit card payment uses Paypal, but you do not need a Paypal account).

We look forward to your support and to welcoming students of all ability levels!





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