What is Mugai-Ryuu?

The originator of Mugai-Ryuu is Tuji Gettan Suiemochi. Previous name was Heinai.
Born in 1648, he studied Yamaguchi-ryuu at the age of 13 to 26 and obtained a license.
Yamaguchi-ryu is a school founded by Yamaguchi Umanosuke Ietoshi (Bokusihinsai),
andat the time of its establishment, it was only three forms of two swords and two
forms of big swords.
Later, disciple Shintomita added seven forms of big swords, seven forms small sword
forms of big swords was called front, forms small sword was called back.
It has been inherited at Toyama-han until the first year of Meiji (1868).

Heinai opened a dojo in Edo as a licensee of the Yamaguchi-ryuu.
In addition, at the same time from the necessity of learning and training of mind, he practiced Zen
under Sekitan Zenji of Suei Temple, and after a 20-year visit, he was gived GE from Jinshu Osyou
inherited from Sekitan Zenji.

一法実無外(Ippou jituni hoka nasshi)
乾坤得一貞(Kenkon ittei wo u)
吹毛方納密(Suimou masani mitsuni osame)
動着則光清(Douchaku sureba sunawachi hikari kiyoshi)

In 1693 (the 6th year of the Genr. Gen.), Heinai changed its name to Sukemochi, and
the school changed its name to Mugai-ryuu.
Mugai-Ryuu continues from the Edo period to the Meiji period, and Shiryu Nakagawa,
the 11th master added his own ingenuity to Iai and Kenjyutsu, and began Mugai-Ryuu Iai Hyoudou.
What we are learning is this Mugai-Ryuu Iai Hyoudou.
After Shiryu Nakagawa, there are several Mugai-Ryuu license universalists, one of them is Niina Gyokusou . We, Syougyokukai, belong to Gyokusou Niina who is Soke of Mugai-Ryuu(Meishiha).

The content of the practice of Mugai-Ryuu

The practice of Mugai-Ryuu does Iai, a Kenjyutsu, and a trial cut.

We practice the following 20 Iai katas.
五用(Goyou) 五箇(Goka) 五応(Goou) 走り懸り(Hashirigakari)

However, Iai's practice alone does not know the space with the oppnents, and in some cases it is just a sword dance.
So, we also practice a battle-like pair swords to fight with each other with a wooden sword called Kumitachi.
Instead of using a wooden sword, we may practice with a soft sword with buffer material wrapped around a water pipe.
Kumitachi is trained one by one like this video.

We practice the following 20 Kumitachi katas.

太刀(Tachi) 小太刀(Kodachi) 無外流剣術(Mugai-Ryuu Kenjyutsu) 神道流四通(Shintouryuu Shitsuu) 神道流八通(Shintouryuu Hatsuu)
相寸(逆)(Aisun Gyaku)

Shizan(Test cut) is the practice to cut sheaved straw and make sure of the bruises like the following video.
We, Mugai-Ryuu(Meishiha) is aiming to be a 'cutting Iai', so shizan is included in the step examination rules.

What is Genkou Nitou-Ryuu?

Genkou Nitou-Ryuu is a school of Yamaguchi-Ryu that has been reorganized by
Niina Gyokusou, Soke of Mugai-Ryuu(Meishiha) .
1.Cut in the "shortest and fastest".
2.It cuts with "the movement which saves the waste as much as possible".
We are focusing above things.
After training Mugai-Ryuu, we studied Yamaguchi-Ryuu, the source of the Mugai-Ryuu,
and arrived at the time of the founding two sword school.
Two swords are stronger than one sword. If you fight against two swords with
one sword, you have to think about how to deal with the two unknown blades
that come from up, down, left, right.
You will be killed while you are thinking.
It is a simple logic to say which of two swords and one sword is stronger.
Don't you practice the strongest Genkou Nitou-Ryuu with us?

Practice of Genkou Nitou-Ryuu

Practice of Genkou Nitou-Ryuu is Iai and Kumitachi.
Iai will be a form of action with two swords like this video.

There are 10 forms of Iai.
晃 雨(Kouu)   晶 玉(Syougyoku)   暁 星(Gyousei)   和 光(Wakou)
建 礼(Kenrei)   初 音(Hatsune)     慶 龍(Keiryuu)   太 平(Taihei)
承 明(Syoumei)  宗 源(Sougen)

Kumitachi is the the practice of two-man battle like this video.
There are 45 kata of Kumitachi, but here we will list 25 kata.
雷(Ikazuchi)     霞(Kasumi)     五月雨(Samidare)   野 火(Nobi)
雲 漢(Unkan)    光 暈(Kouun)    静 山(Seizan)    顕 祥(Kensyou)
蒼 穹(Soukyuu)   飛 翔(Hisyou)   天 馬(Tenma)    虚 空(Kokuu)
夢 幻(Mugen)    隆 昌(Ryuusyou)  回 天(Kaiten)    華 精(Kasei)
華 精(Kasei)     幻 影(Genei)    青 狼(Seirou)    風 神(Fuujin)
乾 坤(Kenkon)    蓬 莱(Hourai)   塵 外(Jingai)    春 灯(Shyuntou)
霜 剣(Souken)    豊 穣(Houjyou)

Intoroduction of Niina Gyokusou Soke of Mugai-Ryuu and Genkou Nitou-Ryuu

Born in Tsukumi City, Oita Prefecture on October 2, 1948, 70 years old.
He learned various martial arts including Aikido from a young age, and when
he was in my 20s, he met teacher of Shintou Musou-ryuu Jyoujyutsu and
Mugai-Ryuu Iai Hyoudou.
Later, while working for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., he trained Budo within
the All-Mitsubishi Aikido Club, and in 1986, he became a leader of Idaido, a cane-do
at this club.
In 1987, at the age of 39, he founded the Tokyo Cane-do Federation, and began
popularization Cane-do and Iaido to the general public.
In 1994, he established a martial arts professor group, Suimoukai, with a focus on
the Iai trainer of this federation.
After that, he divided the Suimoukai into 17 groups, such as the Kanto Iaido
Federation, and in 2007 he established the NPO corporation Mugai-ryuu,
and in 2008 he changed to Mugai-ryuu Foundation.
As tarainer of Mugai-Ryuu Iai Hyoudou, the 1986 Master's, 1996 General License,
1998 Hanshi, 1999 Soke inheritors (Soke of Mugai-Ryuu(Meishiha) is named from 2004).
In addition, Soke of Tousei-Ryuu Tanjyou Goshinjyutsu, Gyokushin Shintouryuu,
8 dan of Shintou Musou-Ryuu Cane-do, Isshin-Ryuu Kusarigamajyutsu, Ikkaku-Ryuu
Jyuttejyutsu, Cyuuwa-Ryuu Tankenjyutsu.
In 2013, he reorganized Yamaguchi-Ryuu that is the source of Mugai-Rryuu to
Genkou Nitou-Ryuu.