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    Default Dojo in Southern California

    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

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

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

    EL CAMINO COLLEGE
    Torrance, CA
    310-532-3670
    Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 - 9:55 AM
    Instructor: H. Nakano

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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,
    Last edited by Nathan Scott; 8th February 2006 at 22:51.
    Nathan Scott
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