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 15 years of Japanese Swordsmanship experience and 37 years of Japanese martial arts training. Alex Gurevich is the Deputy Study Group leader and holds a sandan in Mugai Ryu. We are associated with the Japanese Iaido Federation Nippon Iaido Renmei.
Iaido classes will be held at J3 Academy & Fitness: 13695 Highway 9 North, Suite 105, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Classes are Saturday mornings from 8:30-10:00am and Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm.