Congratulations to Tangoubukan members Lien Hoang and Xinyuan Lai for passing their kyu exams at the 2014 Northern California Naginata Federation Fall Seminar and Tournament. Hoang received a sankyu, Lai received a rokkyu. The seminar and exam--held at the El Cerrito Dojo on Oct. 26 and 27--marked the first occasion that the federation hosted the annual event without the late Miyako Tanaka-sensei, who passed away earlier this year.
Activities on the first day included in-depth work on kihon waza, shikake-oji, and zen nihon kata. Second day acitvities included tournament setup, kyu exams, and an unofficial tournament.
Chad Goerzen sensei was the main instructor for the seminar. Maylene Hazard sensei served as the primary examiner for the kyu exams, along with Goerzen and Bruce Mitchell sensei.
Click image below to scroll through some photos of the event. Click HERE for the entire photo album on Flickr.