Approximately 15 people participated in the recent the Northern California Naginata Federation 2016 NCNF Spring Seminar and Tanaka Sensei Memorial Embu5, which was held at San Jose State University on May 14 and May 15. Members came from the Tangoubukan, SJSU Kendo and Naginata Club, San Francisco, and the Fairfield dojo. Two members of the Columbia University Naginata Club also attended.
The event restarts a long tradition begun under the late Miyako Tanaka Price of providing broad, yet deep training for locals interested in furthering or learning about the art of Naginata. This year’s event closed with a memorial embu in Tanaka Sensei's honor.
Instruction was led primarily by Martin Nobida, Chad Goerzen, and Temujun Lowe