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The art or techniques (jutsu) of wielding the Naginata (halbeard). Naginatajutsu is compried of learning how to perfect the use of the Naginata in personal combat or battle and focuses on perfecting the skills and techniques necessary to maximize the users chances of killing their opponent with the Naginata. This is contrasted with Naginatado which is the way (do) of wielding the Naginata and focuses on developing the spiritual self through perfecting the interaction with the Naginata.

In both Naginatajutsu and Naginatado, the use of the Naginata was almost exclusevely limited to woman and warrior monks unlike China where many warriors used a halbeard as their prefered weapon and were famous in its use. {{kohai}}


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