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Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo

As part of the Capital Area Budokai, the Northern Virginia Mugaikai  trains in the Japanese sword martial art of Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo under Kurt Brown.

Mugai Ryu is a koryu, or classical art, founded in 1693 by Tsuji Gettan Tsukemochi, and is based on older styles from the Sengoku period and a strong foundation of Zen. Emphasis is on Katsujinken. Training includes iaido (individual and two person forms, kneeling and standing), kenjutsu, and shizan (cutting).

 Our Mugai Ryu study group is an approved dojo under the Yokohama MugaiKai, overseen by Nomura Yoshitaka Kaicho, in the Shiryukai organization led by Konishi soke'.   Visitors are welcome at any time.  Those interested in training are requested to visit a watch a full class prior to coming out on the training floor.  We are available for seminars, demonstrations, community and cultural events.

For more information on studying battodo, please contact Dave Drawdy at