Mugai Ryu Iai Hyodo

Feudal-Era Japanese Swordsmanship

Chicago Dojo

Japanese Culture Center

Tenshinkan Dojo

The Japanese Culture Center – Tenshinkan Dojo has been home to Mugai Ryu Iai Hyodo in the Midwest region of the United States since 2001. As a branch, or Shibu, of the Nippon Iaido Renmei, the Japanese Culture Center has hosted teachers from Japan on numerous occasions.

Chicago Class Schedule

Ongoing Classes

Monday: 8:00-9:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00-9:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Introduction Classes

Saturday: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Chicagoland Area Events

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Teachers and Senior Students


America Midwest Shibu

The America Midwest Shibu comprises the Atlanta, Chicago, and Milwaukee Dojo. Students who join any of these dojo will also be joining the Nippon Iaido Renmei (Japan Iaido Federation), a worldwide federation of iaido practitioners, teachers, and training centers.


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