The Najinata is made up of a handle whose length can reach 2 meters and ends with a curved blade.
During the feudal period, this weapon was mainly used by women; men preferred to use another weapon : the Nagakami, which was made up of a shorter handle and a longer blade.
In Japan, the Naginata Jutsu, relatively little practiced, is mostly by women.
However, in some competitions, the Naginata use bamboo blade weapon, mainly the Shinai
The principle of grade is not applied in Naginata. Like many martial arts, the Naginata is the subject of imaginary exercises, the Katas.