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Seminar details

Dates: Fri 23 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Times: 8.30-5pm

Venue: MBK Dojo. Melbourne, Victoria

2018 Australian Naginata Federation Seminar

Melbourne, Australia.

The VNR is honoured to play host to the 2018 Australian Naginata Federation Seminar.

The seminar will be running over three days, Friday 23 Nov - Sunday 25 Nov, with a grading up to and including sandan held on the final day; the written examination for the dan grades will be during the Saturday afternoon session.

We are very grateful to the All Japan Naginata Federation for this opportunity and are pleased to announce that the AJNF sensei's for the seminar are:
YOSHII Mieko sensei (hanshi)
FUKUOKA Tomoko sensei (kyoshi)
HAMAOKA Kikuko sensei (kyoshi)


The venue for the seminar is the Melbourne Budokai Kenshikan Dojo, home to the Victorian Naginata Remnei and which is easily accessible from the Central Business District (CBD) of Melbourne.

Attending the seminar

Registration sheets have been sent out to those who have already expressed interest. If you would like to attend the seminar your dojo will be given copies of the applications for you to submit. If you belong to a non-Australian dojo or are a solo pracitioner, you can email a request for an application to seminar@naginatavictoria.org or message us via the ANF FB event page.

The Jazz Corner Hotel will be the primary hotel accommodation for the seminar and are currently offering the rates below; please contact seminar@naginatavictoria.org for details on how to book at these rates. Breakfast can be added for an additional $15 per night however the cafe does not open until 8.30am on the weekends. The Radisson hotel, less than 100m away, does offer a buffet breakfast option at $33 but additionally there are numerous cafes in the area as well as the Queen Victoria Market a few minutes away.

  • Studio Queen View Room - $125 per night ($500 for 4 nights)
  • One Bedroom View - $140 per night ($560 for 4 nights)

Seminar dinner

There will be a Welcome dinner on the Friday evening which all participants (and partners) are invited. The venue will be The Bank on Collins for a $50 set menu including one house drink, shared entree, individual main and alternate seat dessert setting. The menu is a modified version of their $55 set menu.

Got a question? Email us or ask on our FB page.