McGill Naginata at Toronto Gasshuku 2022

What a weekend! On May 26th, McGill Naginata departs Montreal to join the 2022 Student’s Gasshuku at Toronto hosted by Tomas Paolo Almonte. And what follows is three days and two nights of fun, intense grueling training, and more fun!

Car crew and bus crew, on the day before:

On May 27th, McGill naginatakas meet Toronto naginatakas! Some meeting for the first time, others meeting again after a long time. Henceforth begins the Gasshuku…

Warmup and stretching

Training together

Cooking together

Eating and living together

Balloon mock shiai. Chaos ensues. (fun chaos!)

Hasso train challenge: ToGillDia vs SamTram vs GFP

Night challenge! Don’t underestimate a newspaper

Training together, cooking together, eating together, living together, and helping each other: this is an experience that has cemented the bonds between the members of the Toronto and Montreal naginata community. From this has sprouted improvement from everyone, as well as friendships, laughter, and undoubtedly many calluses.
A big thank you to the UofT Naginata Club for having us! And lots of appreciation for everyone at McGill, Toronto, and Concordia who participated in the event!

Until next time~