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Nathan Scott
8th February 2006, 23:36
O.K., I'll get this started:

For naginata in the LA area, Helen Nakano Sensei is a great choice. She is a Kyoshi level instructor, co-founder of the USNF, and largely responsible for bringing naginata to America over 30 years ago. Arts taught are Atarashii Naginata and Tendo-ryu naginatajutsu. See SCNF website:

http://www.scnf.org

Dojo are located:

GARDENA NAGINATA DOJO
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
16215 S. Gramercy Place
Gardena, CA 90247
Tuesday 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: H. Nakano (webmaster@scnf.org)

PASADENA NAGINATA DOJO
Pasadena Japanese Cultural Institute
595 Lincoln Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Instructor: C. Mikuni (webmaster@scnf.org)

TORRANCE NAGINATA DOJO
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA 90503
Thursday 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Instructor: H. Nakano (webmaster@scnf.org)

EL CAMINO COLLEGE (http://www.elcamino.edu)
Torrance, CA
310-532-3670
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 - 9:55 AM
Instructor: H. Nakano (webmaster@scnf.org)

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Also available in Southern California is Kashima shin-ryu, located at the UCLA campus, and taught by Menkyo Kaiden, Shihan William Bodiford. Naginata and sojutsu are taught as part of a larger curriculum. Contact Professor Bodiford at UCLA, or visit their website at:

http://www.kashima-shinryu.jp/English/

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Regards,