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A prática nesta época denominava-se Naguinata-do 薙刀道 (lit. "caminho da naguinata").
There are two types of naginata practice today: modern naginata and classical naginata. While the differences between these two types of practice are explained below, they also share much in common. In both, naginata practice is systemized according to a time-honored tradition consisting of strikes, cuts, and thrusts from left and right to various directions, providing a balanced training with emphasis on form and beauty of movement.
Após a derrota do Japão na Segunda Guerra Mundial a prática foi remodelada, surgindo duas práticas da Naguinata: Atarashi Naguinata (Naguinata nova) e Naguinata Koryu (Naguinata clássica).
== Naguinata Koryu ==