The Naginata Association was founded on March 2009 and has the objective of promoting and developing Naginata in Portugal, as well as representing Portugal in international events.

The inscription in the Portuguese Naginata Association is not mandatory for practicing.

However, the APNagi is a non-profit association and depends on its members fees.
This fees are used for:
-> Organizing seminars, competitions and exams;
-> Acquire equipment;
-> Covering operational costs;
-> Paying the yearly fee to the European and International Federations to allow members to participate in the events organized by these Federations.

The Association members benefit from the following advantages:
-> Using Association equipment;
-> Participating in competitions;
-> Participating in international seminars;
-> Lower prices in seminars organized in Portugal;
-> Ability to sign up for exams.