Mugai Ryu
Iai Hyodo
無外流居合兵道

In order to understand the true purpose of Mugai Ryu, one must train for 30 years, then 30 years more, then 30 years more.

Anatomy of a Fatality

We are reprising our very popular Anatomy of a Fatality event this year, once again partnering with Mesh & Bone for a shochu (a type of Japanese alcohol) tasting. This year, we plan to add a little more to the program to keep things fresh and fun. For information, please visit the event page.

Introduction to Japanese Swordsmanship Classes Waitlisted

Due to overwhelming demand from prospective students, our Introduction to Japanese Swordsmanship classes have filled up, and we are unable to take any more students. We are hard at work with the Japanese Culture Center to see if we have any other opportunities to introduce Japanese Swordsmanship to some new students in other ways, so stay tuned for more news!

End of Year Training

The final class at the Chicago dojo will be December 9th, followed by dinner at a local restaurant (TBD). We will have a signup sheet out at classes over the next couple weeks so that we can get an accurate head count.

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Our Mission

To cultivate our minds and bodies in order to improve the world we live in.

Our Values

Integrity, honesty, loyalty, discipline, and perseverance.

We push ourselves to be the best we can be, and by doing so, inspire others to do the same.

Our Path

We have set ourselves on a path to bring the practice of this powerful, old and beautiful style of swordsmanship into the 21st century. We invite you to walk this path with us to learn what it is to be a swordsman.