Secret Santa 2016

The Facebook event page for this year’s UTNC Secret Santa is up. Please check it out.


First Maintenance Session

This is a reminder that tomorrow on Wednesday, November 9 from 8 pm to 10 pm, we have our first maintenance session of the school year in the committee room of Hart House second floor. Maintenance is an essential part of Naginata, and thus you should come if you have time. It’s fine to drop in part way through if you have other commitments overlapping into that time.

See you there,


JCCC Dojo Visit Day

Reposted from Facebook by Brianna Luong:

Hey everyone :)
This Sunday (October 23rd), there’s a dojo visit day with the JCCC!
Their club members will practice with us in the morning and we’ll go to their practice from 3-5pm. Transportation fees will be covered by the club so please come out and meet some high ranking players!

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

CNF National Championship and Seminar 2016

Repost from the Facebook group by Mary-Kate:

October 15-16 is the CNF National Championship and Seminar. People of all Naginata skill levels are welcome to attend. You’ll get to practice with people from other dojos in Canada, and watch your Senpai compete in the national championship. We car pool to the seminar on Friday, get a hotel together, and return late Sunday night. Registration is due by October 9, so please let me know if you’re interested in attending as soon as possible!

The club will subsidize a small part of the seminar fee.

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.