Mugai Ryu2018-08-20T21:56:09+00:00

Mugai Ryu iaido

Mugai Ryu is a traditional (Koryu), feudal-era style of Japanese swordsmanship founded around 1700 by Tsuji Gettan Sukemochi. The style aims at teaching practical, combative sword techniques. Practice centers on learning the formal sword drawing and cutting solo forms, as well as paired combative forms using partners.  Iaido reiho, or basic sword etiquette and protocol, is also stressed.

The Iaido Study Group leader is Luke Maranto with 13 years of Japanese Swordsmanship experience and 35 years of Japanese martial arts training.  We are associated with the Japanese Iaido Federation Nippon Iaido Renmei.

Starting September 1st, Iaido classes will be held at J3 Academy & Fitness: 13695 Highway 9 North, Suite 105, Alpharetta, GA 30004.  Classes are on Saturday morning from 9:00-10:00am.

August 20, 2018

As you know, due to the sale of the building, our last aikido class at Roswell Budokan will be held on Friday, August 31st. We are finalizing lease arrangements to move our dojo to a new location.

The build-out of our new location will not be completed until at least October 1st, perhaps even a few weeks later.  In the interim, while we are waiting to open our new dojo location, we will hold aikido classes three times per week at J3 Academy & Fitness. Here’s the address: 13695 Highway 9 North, Suite 105, Alpharetta, GA 30004.

We are familiar with J3 Academy because we recently opened a “satellite” dojo location there. Several of us have already trained there. We have been very pleased with the facilities and the warm reception we have received.

We will practice aikido at J3 Academy at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and at 10:00am on Saturday mornings.  Classes will be 90 minutes long. Children are welcome to attend all classes with the adults.

Please make plans to attend class at the J3 location. We will also need your help with construction activities at the new dojo. Stay tuned for details.

This is a time of change for us all. The constancy of our aikido practice, wherever it may be, will carry us through.

Thank you for your continued support.


Michael D. Goodman

Dojo Cho / Chief Instructor


Aikido Association Atlanta / Kyushinkan Dojo

11516 Woodstock Road

Roswell, Georgia 30075


Phone: 678.777.8116 (cell)