View Full Version : Dismountable naginata?
10th June 2006, 05:20 AM
Does someone out there in the world use some form of dismountable wooden naginata (for kata)?
If so, what method do you use for ensambling both halves in a safe manner?
Iīm thinking of splitting my naginata but wanted to see if someone else has done it before, and what advice they might share.
Domo arigato gozaimasu!
11th June 2006, 11:41 PM
wow this sounds interesting! I don't believe I have ever heard of one though???
12th June 2006, 02:16 AM
The golden part in the middle is a bronze -I presume- tube where the lower half of the naginata is inserted and pressed. Unfortunately for me, the owner (Shimizu Nobuko sensei) lives in Japan and I wonīt be seeing her again until November, so I wanted to know if someone had details on this or some other method :D
PS: More pics at http://www.culturamarcial.com.ar/index.php?spgmGal=2005-11-04_-_Seminario_Komei_Juku&spgmPage=2&spgmFilters=&option=com_mambospgm&Itemid=77 (lower rows and following page)
13th June 2006, 04:33 PM
Unfortunately for me, the owner (Shimizu Nobuko sensei) lives in Japan and I wonīt be seeing her again until November
Does that mean you train in Ryoen Ryu? If so I'm curious to know more about it. First time I hear of that Ryu.
That dismountable Naginata concept is interesting. I think we've all dreamt about something like that ;)
14th June 2006, 12:15 AM
Saying that I train in Ryoen Ryu would be unfair to the style. How my kendo and iaido dojo got to do naginata is a story on itself, Iīll mega-summarize it: a comitive of iaijutsu sensei visited my country in 2003 for a cultural event, and ended up training at our dojo and creatig a relationship. We invited them again in 04 and 05 to train (all expenses covered), and they kindly came and did seminars.
One of those iai sensei is Shimizu sensei, who also teaches naginatajustu. She trained Jikishinkage for decades (school teacher and naginata sensei at a girlsī school) and for political reasons that escape my knowledge after Toyo Akiko senseiīs death in 2004 she left the ryu and founded Ryoen.
I donīt know that much more than what can be found with the help of Google, unfortunately.
My focus is in MJER and seitei iai, thatīs why I donīt consider myself a naginata student (I only do naginata once or twice a month).
14th June 2006, 04:23 PM
Thanks for your reply.
in 2004 she left the ryu and founded Ryoen
That explains the little amount of info if it's a newly made school.
(btw along Naginata you seem to have some skills in french language too ;) )
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