Mugai Ryu Iai Hyodo

Feudal-Era Japanese Swordsmanship

Mugai Ryu Iai Hyodo


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

To transform fear into confidence.


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.

Upcoming Events

Chicago Dojo Keiko Hajime

We will be beginning our year of training on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at 10:00 AM, and we will be having a small gathering at Konbini & Kanpai following that at 1:00 PM. Please feelĀ free to attend and welcome the year with us!Konbini & Kanpai5628

Chicago Dojo Bonenkai

The Chicago Dojo will be celebrating its end-of-year party (Bonenkai) on December 18th at 8:00 PM. We will be training with our sister style, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu, and celebrating a year of hard work and progress. We hope to see you there as we

Wandering Warriors Tournament

The Chicago Dojo will be partnering with Forteza Fitness to raise money for Sarah's Circle on November 11 at 3:00 PM. This event is a "mock tournament" and cultural sharing opportunity, during which participating "warriors" from each group face each

Notre Dame Workshop

The Chicago Dojo will be holding a workshop at Notre Dame University on October 29th from 1:00-3:00 PM, followed by a short reception with refreshments afterward. We will be partnered with the Japanese Culture Center to introduce basic concepts of


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