UofT Naginata 2017 AGM

Please check the Facebook page for the times.

Come out to our first annual general meeting! There’ll be some important constitution changes and other agenda items (to be released later). All members of the club have a vote, so if you can’t make it MAKE SURE YOU PROXY YOUR VOTE!

Contact Abigail or Paul if you have any questions, and keep your eyes open for more updates.


CNF National Seminar and Tournament 2016

From October 14 to 16, UTNC members and alumni travelled for the CNF National Seminar and Tournament. Several members ranked up and won medals. Congratulations to everyone for participating in the grading and tournament.

UTNC Grading Results

Nidan – Mary-Kate Proud

Shodan – Aileen Lin

Nikyu – Mika Nishinoiri and Brianna Luong

Sankyu – Anri Kitami and Alexa Klein

Yonkyu – Jason Xu

UTNC Tournament Results

Dangai Engi

1st – Abigail Lim and Mika Nishinoiri

3rd – Lutan Liu and Aileen Lin

Dangai Shiai

3rd – Aileen Lin

Team Shiai

1st – Marija Landekic, Abigail Lim, and David Wang

2nd – Mary Phan, Simon Bruins, and Brianna Luong

3rd – (Jean-Francoi Brisson/Jordan Macklem), Lutan Liu, and Alexa Klein

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.

UTNC Webmaster 2016-2017

Hi, I’m Sean Lai, the new webmaster of the U of T Naginata Club.

I plan on updating this site so that it can become a point of reference for beginners such as adjusting the vocab page (perhaps with voice clips for proper pronounciation), including instructional videos for properly folding up the naginata uniform and putting on bogu. I also hope to be able to make a few improvements regarding the layout of this site.

If you are a member of the club and would like to get in contact with me regarding announcements or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to find me in person at practice (my first practice of this summer will be on Sunday, June 5) and at social or via Facebook/Messenger.

I wish everyone a great year!

Hi everyone! I’m Abigail, and I’m going to be taking over as the UTNC Webmaster for the rest of the year. I’ll be one of your first lines of contact online, so I’m looking forwards to being in touch with all of you!

This year, I’m hoping to bring this site to life with some new content. So! Throughout the year, in addition to reminders about practices and social events, I’d also like to make a few posts here about Naginata that’ll hopefully be helpful to beginners and interested newbies who’d like to learn a bit more about the martial art and the club.

As the beginner tournament and grading are both coming up pretty soon, I thought I’d start by posting a couple of engi videos for those of you going for grading. Check them out below the cut!

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The New Year

Welcome to the UTNC’s 2nd semester.

Classes begin/resume Jan 16th and the first one is at 10pm. Location: UofT Hart House, Lower Gym.

The schedule is: Beginner Practices, Wednesday evenings [10-11pm] and General Practice, Sunday mornings [10am-Noon]. Both take place in the Lower Gym.

There is a practice at another dojo that we are connected with, this Sunday (6th) at 3pm. It takes place at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.