Section 10 - Appendix I - Great Weapons


IX. One-handed (naginata only)

FLASH video of "One-handed naginata" (0.6 MB)

It isn’t much, but it’s better than trying to use a naginata or glaive one-handed as a spear. The method is to use your body as the fulcrum for a swing. The blade is brought up into the strike. If it impacts, you can bounce back into the starting position. If you continue through, you can strike again as the butt of your weapon moves to the opposite side of your body. The same is true on the reverse swing from the other side. Please see the One-Handed exercise for naginata.