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.

2018 Chicago Japanese Matsuri

2018 Chicago Japanese Matsuri

We are so pleased to be a part of the Chicago Japanese Matsuri (Festival) this year! We will be performing a demonstration of Mugai Ryu Iaido on Saturday, September 29th at 11:45 AM and Sunday, September 30th at 12:00 PM.

Please come out to say hello and learn more about Mugai Ryu, and stop by the martial arts tent for additional demonstrations of Aikido and Iaido!

Rank Testing 2018

We had the pleasure of hosting students from 5 different cities from around the United States for our biannual rank test. In total, 25 students tested, and we are happy to announce that all 25 students passed their exams.

Congratulations to all students who participated in testing.

Rank Testing 2018

Memorial Day

We celebrate all those who have given their lives in service of our country. We recognize that we would not have the ability to practice our art without the sacrifice of countless brave souls, and we hope to honor them by being the very best versions of ourselves, and to build a better future than they could ever have imagined.

Thank you

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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.