2018 Canadian Naginata Championships

2018 was an incredibly successful year for naginata in Canada and Octobers Canadian Naginata Championships held in Montreal were no exception!

Canada was privileged to welcome many International guests who came to help oversee the event a d would like to express our most heartfelt thanks to:

Chinobu Imaura Sensei- Kyoshi (JPN)

Kazuyo Yoshii Sensei- Renshi (JPN)

Kurt Schmucker Sensei- Renshi (USA)

Ellery Engalla Sensei- Godan (USA)

and Val Fran Sensei- (USA)

Through their guidance and patience Canadian naginata has reached new heights! 

2018 Canadian Naginata Championship Results:

Engi Dangai
1st : Kevin Hallé/ William Choi
2nd : Milton Chow/ Gabriel Conquer
3rd : Henintsoa Rakotomalala/ Mei Yang

Dangai Shiai
1st : William Choi
2nd : Gabriel Conquer
3rd : Julia Luo

Yudansha Engi – Coupe Tanaka Cup
1st: Yves Crépeau/Antoine Fromentin
2nd : Lutan Liu/ Mika Sneyd
3rd : Alan McDougall/Marija Landekic

Yudansha Shiai
1st : Marija Landekic
2nd : Jordan Macklem
3rd: Antoine Fromentin

Team Shiai
1st: Mary Phan/Abigail Lim/Susan Davis/Jordan Macklem/Tomas Almonte (JCCC Naginata Club)
2nd: Helen Liu/ Kevin Hallé/William Choi/Sam Zhou/Marija Landekic (McGill Naginata Club)
3rd: Isabella Lin/Neha Ahmed/Alan McDougall/Andrew Boyd/Daniel Bouchard (Edmonton Naginata Club)

Kanto-sho (fighting spirit)
Yudansha: Simon Bruins
Dangai: Birgit Siegert-Iriyama/Daiki Iriyama

To round off the event, the CNF also hosted it’s most successful Shinsa to date! And we’re welcome to introduce 7 new Sandan, 6 new Nidan, 2 new Shodan as well as a small army of Kyu practitioners passed their respective gradings!

Congratulations to all and let’s strive to make 2019 even more successful!

Fighto!
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Canadian Naginata Championships

Once again, the Canadian Naginata National Championships and seminar have come to a close.

The turn out this year was the biggest to date with over 60 Senshu from across Canada representing 6 Dojos showing to compete and grade.

The results are as follows:

Dangai Engi:
1st Place: M. Sneyd/ A. Lim (UTNC)
2nd Place: A. McDougall/ A. Boyd (Edmonton)
3rd Place: A. Lin/ L. Liu (UTNC)

Dangai Shiai:
1st Place: A. McDougall (Edmonton)
2nd Place: A. Boyd (Edmonton)
3rd Place: A. Lin (UTNC)

Yudansha Engi:
1st Place: Y.Crépeau/ J.F. Brisson (Montreal)
2nd Place: J. Chalifour/ M. Dozois (Montreal)
3rd Place: J. Macklem/ T. Almonte (JCCC)

Yudansha Shiai:
1st Place: M. Landekic (McGill)
2nd Place: T. Almonte (JCCC)
3rd Place: A. Fromentin (Montreal)

Team Shiai:
1st Place: M. Landekic/ A. Lim/ D. Wang
2nd Place: M. Phan/ S. Bruins/ B. Luong
3rd Place: J. Macklem/ L. Liu/ A. Klein/ J F. Brisson

Fighting Spirit: Noah Panagakos (Hudson)

 

Canada was also honored to have two American Sensei oversee the operation and assist with grading and overseeing the seminar and would like to thank both Takami Tanner-Sensei and Ellery Engalla-Sensei for all the hard work they put in for the benefit of the Canadian Federation.

As for the gradings, they were a complete success and Canada can now count amongst its ranks:

4 New Ni-Dan: J. Macklem, M-K. Proud, M. Phan, and S. Bruins

2 New Sho-Dan: A. Lin, and D. Bjorkquist

3 New Ikkyu: R. Yang, A. McDougall, and A. Boyd

As well as many new Nikyu-Yonkyus.

Congratulations to all and practice hard in the coming year!

 

2016 Fall Naginata Events

Autumn has come and with it the last of this year’s Naginata events!

Oct 8-9, ECNF Seminar – East-Coast Naginata Federation (US Naginata Federation) is hosting a seminar in Alexandria, Virginia on Oct 8-9th, 2016. If you wish to attend, speak to your dojo leaders soon! This seminar is always on Thanksgiving weekend so the CNF often participates. Car pooling is an option.

Oct 15-16, CNF Seminar and Taikai – Canadian Naginata Federation seminar and tournament. The most important event of the year for the Naginata community in Canada! Our annual seminar with sensei from around the world, national championship tournament, and grading up to 2dan this year. Talk to your dojo leader for more details.

Nov 19-20th, RMNF Seminar, Indiana – Rocky Mountain Naginata Federation (US Naginata Federation) is hosting a seminar in Batesville, Indiana on Nov 19-20th with Takami Tanner-sensei! If you wish to attend, speak to your dojo leaders. The CNF often participates, so car pooling is an option.

Dec 3-4th, AJNF Taikai – All Japan Naginata Federation Tournament. The #1 viewing event of the Naginata calendar, if you watch no other tournament, this is the one to pay attention to! Whether streamed live or posted on youtube, videos are usually available thanks to the hard work of the foreign Naginata community living in Japan. A guide to the event may be published by the Canadian community, owning to the success of last year’s guide. ( Please, Jordan, please?)

Naginata at McGill!

The Canadian Naginata Federation is pleased to announce its newest Dojo!

McGill University is now up and running, lead by two talented individuals M.Landekic and S.Bruins.

Please check out their website for more details and enrolment inquiries; mcgillnaginata.com