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.

Spring 2021 Introduction Class

We are happy to be able to offer the introduction class once again! If you are a new student interested in studying Japanese Swordsmanship, please visit the following link to sign up using Eventbrite. Space is limited so be sure to lock in your spot today!

Introduction to Japanese Swordsmanship


Classes Resuming at Chicago Dojo

We are happy to announce that classes are resuming in Chicago at the Japanese Culture Center. There are new protocols in place for COVID mitigation and additional paperwork for students to fill out. Existing members can check the forum for updates.

New Members

If you are interested in becoming a new member and have not yet received an email regarding the introduction class, please contact us.



In-person Class Suspension in Chicago

Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Chicago and in the interest of keeping our members and community safe, we will be suspending in-person group classes in Chicago.

Again, we are sorry for this inconvenience and are eager to be back in the dojo for regular training; this situation calls for teamwork and patience, however. We will continue to communicate any changes or developments as we become aware of them. 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.