Mugai Ryu
Iai Hyodo

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

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

Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival is a yearly tradition in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. This year, the festival will be taking place 2018/05/26-27. The Japanese Culture Center is demonstrating from 1:00-2:00 PM on the Belmont stage; Aikido will demonstrate first at 1:00 PM, and Mugai Ryu Iaido will be demonstrating at 1:30 PM on both days of the festival. This is a great opportunity to learn more about traditional Japanese swordsmanship and watch a demonstration of both solo and paired forms.

Stay all day for a great neighborhood street festival and come to support us during our demonstration!

Mugai Ryu Demonstration at ACEN

We will be performing a demonstration and interactive workshop (Introduction to Japanese Swordsmanship) at the Anime Central convention this Friday (2018/05/18) at 11:00 AM in the Rosemont Ballroom. Please stop by if you will be attending to say hello and deepen your knowledge of traditional Japanese swordsmanship!

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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.