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The British Naginata Association warmly congratulates Umizawa sensei on achieving her Godan (5th Dan) in mid-May in Japan. Hiromi sensei, who runs the Medway dojo, Kent, returned to Japan to take her Godan. It is wonderful news, Hiromi sensei passed. … Continue reading
In May, on the back of a tiring business trip to Hong Kong and southern China, Rachel was warmly welcomed into the small but dedicated Hong Kong Naginata dojo. Willingly giving up her only two days free on a weekend, … Continue reading
Due to an increasingly crowded autumn calendar, Great Britain moved its annual Naginata seminar – where foreign sensei are invited to head our seminar – to Spring time. The weather and scene was just amazing. We were felt lucky on … Continue reading
Courtesy of some modeling done by a visiting Japanese guest at the London dojo, and camera work by Rachel in the ladies changing room(!), we have uploaded two short videos on how to tie you hakama, here. As you will … Continue reading
Yes, that time of year to plan your train tickets and busy Christmas social diary Last practice of 2011 – come and celebrate ! Kent and Northern Dojo welcome Beginners who have been away at universities – come and join … Continue reading
BNA members from London dojo gave a Naginata demonstration at the Japan Matsuri (festival) which took place in London on Sunday, 18th September 2011. Information on the event can be found here. (Click on pictures below to see full size) … Continue reading
This was Great Britain’s first time to be eligible to participate in the WORLD NAGINATA CHAMPIONSHIPS (WNC) under the International Naginata Federation rules. So an enthusiastic trio supported by a lone cheerleader descended upon the historic hamlet of Himeji, Japan. … Continue reading
Tenshin Shoden Katori Shintou Ryu – slightly enhanced….
We have received the following communication regarding the Naginata World Championships due to take place in Japan in the Summer. Dear members, The Tohoku Kanto Earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 has been devastating, and we appreciate all of … Continue reading
British Naginata students interested in attending the World Naginata Championships in Japan in 2011 – please see the provisional information below. We hope to send a sizable delegation to what should be a fantastic event!