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.

Happy New Year

For everyone in the Mugai Ryu family in North America, 2018 was a banner year. We accomplished so much and grew in ways we never have before.

We have so much in store for this year; the steering committee and members have been hard at work putting together a new calendar with all kinds of amazing classes, activities, demonstrations, workshops, and special events, and we can't wait to share them with you.

We wish everyone happiness and health in 2019!

Happy Holidays

We hope this holiday season has been restful, happy, and healthy for everyone.

As much as we all love training, learning new things, and pushing ourselves to be our best. It's worth it to spend time with family, friends, and ourselves. Inevitably, when we do return to the dojo, we will be energized and ready to dive into a new year of hard work!

We wish everyone a lovely holiday season, and a very festive and safe New Year.

See you in 2019!

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!

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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.