First 2016 Trial Practice

Tomorrow on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm in the Hart House Lower Gym, University of Toronto Naginata will be having its first trial practice of the year. Here are a few important things to keep in mind before going.

  • Please try to arrive early to be on time. The trial practice will start as soon as possible. UofT Naginata members will be around to give directions to the Lower Gym.
  • Wear athletic/exercise clothes. Changerooms at Hart House are available for all UofT students (Remember to bring a lock).
  • Don’t wear jewelry, watches, or visible piercings. You can lose these objects during practice and potentially injure someone with them. If you can’t leave them behind before entering the Lower Gym, there will be a space (unsecured) that you can leave them.
  • Bring a water bottle. These are placed in the same space as loose items in the Lower Gym.
  • Have fun! The UofT Naginata Club aims to provide an excellent introduction to Naginata.

See you there!

P.S. Part of what makes the UofT Naginata Club unique is the socials that take place throughout the year. Everyone is invited to the after-practice social tomorrow. If you can, please come. It’s a great way to meet new friends and get to know club members.

Trial Practice Times Error

Please note that the times displayed under the Events tab is wrong. Due to an issue with the way iCal displays daylight saving time, the Events tab has been removed to prevent confusion. Trial practices are from September 14, 10 pm – 11 pm and September 18, 10 am – 12 pm.  Thank you for your understanding.

Clubs Fair 2016

The University of Toronto Naginata Club will be present at the Clubs Fair on Hart House Circle during Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We are located in the red sports section at table 9, close to the information kiosk.

Come check us out, sign up, and watch our demonstration that occurs at 12:45 pm. You will also receive information on the time and location of our two free introductory classes as well as the location and times of practice/class sessions throughout this semester. See you there!

UofT Naginata Gasshuku 2016

Repost from UofT Naginata Facebook page by Alexa Klein:

Hello everyone,

As mentioned previously, this year’s gasshuku will be taking place at St-Patrick’s Church on McCall St. and Hart House at UofT on the weekend of August 19-21. We will be charging 40$ per person to cover the cost of food. We will begin collecting the money this week, so please bring cash or a cheque to practice as soon as you can. It will be payable to Mary-Kate, Abigail or myself. Practice for gasshuku will begin at 9am on Friday and we will be meeting at St-Patrick’s for 8am. Please make sure to be on time. I’ll post the schedule for the rest of the weekend shortly. We will need a few volunteers to help us set up, so if you’re interested in helping out or if you have any cooking skills, please inbox one of the three of us. Last, but most important, please make sure to fill out the emergency contact and medical information form linked below and to forward it to Mary-Kate, and don’t forget to bring your health card with you that weekend.

Club Changes and Grading News

On July 11, 2016, Mary-Kate Proud became the new captain of UTNC. We are proud to have her as our new instructor for the club and wish her good luck in her role.

Also, Abigail Lim became the new president of UTNC. May she lead the club to a successful year.

Congradulations to everyone who graded at the JCCC this past weekend for passing. Grading is an important part of Naginata, and may everyone continue to grade or enter their first grading in the future.