CNF Seminar 2018

Where can you get beat up by people from across Canada and learn from real Japanese renshi? — That’s right, at the 2018 CNF Seminar and Tournament here in Montreal.

On the Saturday we split into groups and worked closely with sensei from Canada, the U.S., and Japan. Everyone who came learned something new!

On Sunday, we showed off our skills in Shiai and Engi matches. Special thanks to new members who showed up on Sunday to run the tournament (we couldn’t have made it work without you).

Tournament Photos

Results

Congratulations to the following members of McGill Naginata:

Marija Landekic

  • 1st place yudansha shiai
  • 3rd place yudansha engi
  • 2nd place team shiai

Simon Bruins

  • Kanto-sho award (fighting spirit)

William Choi

  • 1st place dangai shiai
  • 1st place engi dangai
  • 2nd place team shiai

Helen Liu

  • 2nd place team shiai

Julia Luo 

  • 3rd place dangai shiai

Sam Zhou

  • 2nd place team shiai

Henintsoa Rakotomalala

  • 3rd place engi dangai

Mei Yang

  • 3rd place engai dangai

… and all the members of McGill naginata who graded. Everyone passed!

Toronto Taikai and Summer Fun

Hey everyone,

A lot has happened since our last update: execs have changed, spring practice has ended… oh and we went to drove to Toronto to participate in the annual Toronto Taikai.

Our team was represented in Toronto by the following members of McGill Naginata:

Will, Kevin, Julia, Sam, Chris, Karina, Simon and Marija

Engi Matches:
1st Place – Kevin and Will
2nd place – Sam and Julia

Individual Shiai Matches:
3rd Place – Marija

Team Shiai Matches:
1st Place – (Julia, Marija)
2nd Place – (Chris, Simon)

Huge thanks to the U of T Naginata Club for organizing the taikai, and to the Luo family for hosting the team over the weekend!!

Summer Practices

Note that we will be practicing at slightly different hours over the summer:

  • Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00pm
  • Saturdays: 1:00-3:00pm

You can find us in the Aerobics Room of the McGill Sports Complex.

See the Schedule page for more details.

Have an exciting summer, and we look forward to seeing you all next September!