Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo

Feudal-Era Japanese Swordsmanship

Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo


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

Japan Trip 2024 Update

We had an amazing time traveling around and training in Japan this year, and had the rare opportunity to train with Nakatani Soke, as well as Murase Sensei, Morikawa Sensei, and Oga Sensei. We are very lucky to be able to receive instruction from

Japan Trip 2024

We will be traveling to Japan for training, community building, and fun! We have been looking forward to this trip for quite some time. The dates of the trip are 04/29-05/07.Please check the Discord for more

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


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Join our Discord server to become a part of our community, discuss martial arts, and connect with other Mugai Ryu deshi around the country. Feel free to ask questions and learn more about Mugai Ryu!