Welcome to Southern California Naginata Federation


Naginata is a traditional Japanese blade that comes in the form of a pole weapon. Atarashi Naginata is a martial arts discipline using a naginata with wood shaft and a bamboo “blade”. Practice of naginata is more than mastery of the weapon; respect, discipline and proper state of mind are just as important as physical development.

Southern California Naginata Federation(SCNF) is a member of the United States Naginata Federation(USNF). The USNF is a member of the International Naginata Federation(INF), the worldwide governing body for Naginata.

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"...to embrace self-reflection; to have the humility to praise one's opponent - these are the kinds of things I hope we can learn through our naginata training."
- Kimura Yasuko (Tendo-Ryu, 17th Souke)