MEISHI HA MUGAI RYU IAIHYODO
Meishi Ha Soke
Niina Gyokudo, 9th Dan, MenkyoKaiden, 20th Soke
US Director, Senpokan Kancho
Tony Alvarez, Shihan, Menkyo, 7th Dan
Eastern USA Study Group Leader, Shindokai Kancho
Robert Rivers, 6th Dan, Renshi, Okudenirisho
Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo was founded in 1693. It is considered a Koryu, a classical art founded before the Meiji Restoration. Mugai Ryu developed during the Samurai era. It is a rarity of sword styles, rarely seen outside of Japan.
Sensei Rivers is a Jikimon Deshi, or personal student of the Headmaster. He was awarded his 6th Dan and Okuirisho by Meishi Ha Soke Niina Gyokudo, 20th Soke of Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo. Sensei Rivers founded the Shindokai in 2007 to provide study group membership to Iaido and Kobudo practitioners he has met in his Karate, Jujutsu, and Iaido clinics and whom have asked to train with him officially.
Following are the member study groups and their respective leaders:
ISKU Georgia Shibucho
Norfolk, Virginia Study Group Leader
ISKU Virginia Shibucho
Goshukan Ryu USA Honbucho
Owner/Chief Instructor, Gulf Coast Martial Arts
We practice and teach according to the teachings of Niina Gyokudo, Soke (Headmaster) of the Meishi Branch of the style and founder of the Meishi ha in Tokyo, Japan.
He is 20th generation Soke, Menkyo Kaiden, 9th Dan of Mugai Ryu as well as Menkyo Kaiden (highest classical certification possible) in Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu and Uchida Ryu Tanjojutsu. He also holds Hanshi Licenses in several classical disciplines.
The classical arts of Iaido, Kenjutsu, Tanjojutsu, and Kusarigamajutsu are available for study to select students.