Chad Goerzen holds a yondan (fourth degree black belt) in Naginata. He began training under the late Miya-ko Tanaka in 2003, and has continued practicing naginata since then. He also has 18 years of experience in Tendo Ryu, is ranked 2-kyu in Kendo, and has 10 years experience in practicing Joachim Meyer’s multi-weapon system. He currently teaches naginata in San Francisco. Chad can be reached at