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.

2021 Testing Update

We have been working hard to review all of the video submissions for this year’s unorthodox and unprecedented testing environment. At this point, everyone who has expressed a desire to test should have filled out the appropriate forms and submitted their video for review. We have provided notes for improvement that every student should consider deeply, even if you will not be testing this year.

No matter which rank you hold, regardless of whether you are testing or not, and despite any other external factors, we continue to draw our swords, practice our cuts, and push ourselves daily so that we can become better swordsmen and better people. This journey is not defined by rank or status, nor should anyone compare their progress to anyone else’s.

Train hard, push yourself to do better, and never stop improving.

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.