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Naginata

Naginata is a Japanese pole weapon, consisting of a wooden staff with a curved blade on the end, traditionally used by members of the samurai class.

Although originally a battlefield weapon predominantly used by men, during the Edo period the art became associated with samurai women who took up the art as a method of defence and self-development. In modern day Japan, Naginata is still predominately practiced by women, however outside of Japan the art is practiced equally by both men and women.

Principal Instructors

Kuan Bartel - Sanbad (3rd Dan)