Studying Mugai Ryu at LCTKD

Students from 12 years and upwards can study Mugai Ryu with LCTKD.  Mugai Ryu does not require a particular level of fitness, and you do not have to be particularly young - indeed, many of our students are well over retirement age. Lessons are relaxed, friendly and calm, and suitable for all abilities and levels of experience. Both men and women study Mugai Ryu with us.  

Mugai Ryu incorporates both standing and kneeling sword work.  If you cannot kneel it is possible to do a modified version, or a standing version only, and your teachers will help you with that.

You don’t need any particular clothing or kit to start. We provide you with what you need. Later, if you want to progress, we can guide you on the various formal clothing, and indeed the sword, that you can get as you go along.

To begin with, students use a wooden sword, or bokken.  Later, they can borrow or buy their own iaito, which is a real, but blunted, sword, for use in class.

Only at special events when very senior students demonstrate their cutting skill are sharp swords used.



Mugai Ryu Classes  

Our Mondays 7-8.00 p.m. sessions take place in the truly peaceful Cotswolds village of Blockley.

See the Blockley Flyer

Our Friday 1-2 p.m. sessions are at the heart of the community in Redditch’s REDI Centre, where in good weather you might even see us training in the garden!

See the Redditch Flyer

Many of our Mugai Ryu students now study their art on Thursday evenings as part of our 2 hour “Open Dojo” session, from 5- 7 p.m. at Ashton under Hill.  You don’t need to come for the whole session, but drop in and join in when it works best for you.    

See the Ashton Open Dojo Flyer

Included in their subscription, our Mugai Ryu students can also attend the class of the UK Head, David Jackson, once a month.  That is in Stourbridge on a Wednesday evening.

Contact us if you’d like to find out more about studying Mugai Ryu with LCTKD.