2018 was an incredibly successful year for naginata in Canada and Octobers Canadian Naginata Championships held in Montreal were no exception!
Canada was privileged to welcome many International guests who came to help oversee the event and would like to express our most heartfelt thanks to:
Chinobu Imaura Sensei- Kyoshi (JPN)
Kazuyo Yoshii Sensei- Renshi (JPN)
Kurt Schmucker Sensei- Renshi (USA)
Ellery Engalla Sensei- Godan (USA)
and Val Fran Sensei- (USA)
Through their guidance and patience Canadian naginata has reached new heights!
2018 Canadian Naginata Championship Results:
1st : Kevin Hallé/ William Choi
2nd : Milton Chow/ Gabriel Conquer
3rd : Henintsoa Rakotomalala/ Mei Yang
1st : William Choi
2nd : Gabriel Conquer
3rd : Julia Luo
Yudansha Engi – Coupe Tanaka Cup
1st: Yves Crépeau/Antoine Fromentin
2nd : Lutan Liu/ Mika Sneyd
3rd : Alan McDougall/Marija Landekic
1st : Marija Landekic
2nd : Jordan Macklem
3rd: Antoine Fromentin
1st: Mary Phan/Abigail Lim/Susan Davis/Jordan Macklem/Tomas Almonte (JCCC Naginata Club)
2nd: Helen Liu/ Kevin Hallé/William Choi/Sam Zhou/Marija Landekic (McGill Naginata Club)
3rd: Isabella Lin/Neha Ahmed/Alan McDougall/Andrew Boyd/Daniel Bouchard (Edmonton Naginata Club)
Kanto-sho (fighting spirit)
Yudansha: Simon Bruins
Dangai: Birgit Siegert-Iriyama/Daiki Iriyama
To round off the event, the CNF also hosted it’s most successful Shinsa to date! And we’re welcome to introduce 7 new Sandan, 6 new Nidan, 2 new Shodan as well as a small army of Kyu practitioners passed their respective gradings!
Congratulations to all and let’s strive to make 2019 even more successful!