The Columbia University Naginata Club practices naginata, a Japanese halberd martial art that dates back to the Heian Period (794-1185 A.D.). We embrace both full-contact, armored sparring and choreographed forms in our practice. The club is a part of the Greater New York Naginata Federation (GNYNF) and competes locally and nationally with other dojos and regional federations. We welcome individuals of all experience levels who have a Dodge Fitness Center membership and are affiliated with Columbia University or Barnard College.