The 8th World Naginata Championships will be held on the 13th July 2024 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Please see https://naginata.org/wnc for updates.
The INF Naginata Seminar 2020 was scheduled to be held in Italy this
July. But it has been canceled due to the worldwide transmission of the
In Italy, preparations have been made since last year, but it is impossible.
It is regrettable that such decision must be taken.
We will announce the schedule for next year as soon as it is decided.
Please take care of yourselves and families.
President Kumiko Hashimoto
- A. Ajiki , M. Inoue (Japan)
- S. Kanaoka, C. Hayashida (Japan)
- C. Coppeans, B. Harrop (USA)
Zen Nihon Renmei no Kata
- I. Itagaki, H. Kato (Japan)
- T. Dermine, F. Dermine (Belgium)
- J. Hernandez, S. Lew (USA)
- A. Ajiki (Japan)
- S. Haruyama (Japan)
- C. Hayashida (Japan)
- Y. Masuda (Japan)
- M. Masuda (Japan)
- T. Fujita (Japan)
Overall Winner: Japan
Goodwill Tournament Results
Goodwill Shiai Individual Women
- M. Silva (France)
- Y. Nishimura (USA)
- T. Hasegawa (Brazil)
Goodwill Shiai Individual Men
- G. Nedzvetsky (Israel)
- J. Gaffié (France)
- J. Hrbac (Czech Republic
The 7th World Naginata Championships are being hosted by the Deutscher Naginata Bund (German Naginata Federation) and are taking place in Weisbaden, Germany from the 4th-10th July 2019. Please go to https://wnc2019.de for information
The 2018 INF Seminar is being hosted by the Associação de Naguinata do Brasil. It is taking place from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September in São Paulo, Brazil.
The application deadline is Sunday 24th June 2018. Please contact your local federation for further details.
The first official naginata seminar in Taiwan was held on May 28-29 in Taipei, under the guidance of senseis Kimura Yasuko and Tamaki Katsuko. Taiwan is applying this year to become a INF provisional member.3rd Dan
Julie Hsieh (Taiwan)
David Figatner (Taiwan)
Roy Poon (Hong Kong)
Yi Hsiu Lin(Taiwan)
Engi1st Place: Ai Ajiki, Misaki Nukii (JPN)
2nd Place: Miyo Inoue, Seishi Sakaki (JPN)
3rd Place: Axel Noorman, Faye Noorman (NED)
Individual Women1st Place: Hasumi Hayashida (JPN)
2nd Place: Ai Ajiki (JPN)
3rd Place: Misaki Nukii (JPN)
Individual Men1st Place: Kosuke Tanaka (JPN)
2nd Place: Francois Dermine (BEL)
3rd Place: Hitotaka Kato (JPN)
Women’s Team1st Place: Misaki Nukii, Miyo Inoue, Hasumi Hayashida (JPN)
2nd Place: Kei Tsukamaki, Shannon Lew, Kelsey Harrington (USA)
3rd Place: Amandine Babule, Sophie Schmitz, Chloé Bellec (FRA)
1st Place: Kosuke Tanaka, Seishi Sakaki, Satsuki Sahashi (JPN)
2nd Place: David d’Hose, François Dermine, Tyl Dermine (BEL)
3rd Place: Antoine Fromentin, Daniel Bouchard, Tomas Almonte (CAN)
The seminar was held in Renton, from June 26th to 28th.
About 70 participants gathered this year ; thank you for coming!!
To all who successfully passed their Dan examination !
Katrina Heilman (USA)
Sara Jensen (USA)
Daniel Trexler (USA)
Gabriel Djinn (USA)
Melissa Rice (USA)
Julie Hsieh (USA)
Kaitlin Brasfield (USA)
Jeremy Hiller (USA)
Sasha Corchado (USA)
Saiyou Oshima (USA)
Tatsue Monji (USA)
Chris Coppeans (USA)
Bryce Harrop (USA)
Antoine Fromentin (CAN)
Andreas Nicol (GER)
Patrick Magpayo (USA)
Chad Goerzen (USA)
Leslee Williams (USA)
Jayne Stratton (USA)