Swordfighting in Köln

Japanese Samurai martial arts with the Katana

Kenjutsu Mugai Ryu

The Samurai and Katana are the symbol of traditional Japanese martial arts and culture and had a strong influence to all facets of society and martial arts. Aikido for example was developed using the basics of swordfighting. The samurai was part of the nobility and stood for honor, justice, courage and strength.

We teach two different sword-styles in our dojo:


Mugai Ryu

An authentic martial art from 1693

Mugai Ryu Iaido & Kenjutsu - Niina Toyoaki Gosoke

Mugai Ryu is an old, authentic martial art of the Samurai. It was founded 1693 and passed on by generations. The deep connection to the Zen and plain beauty of the style, create the characteristic calmness and sharp attention.


Genko Nito Ryu

Martial art with two swords

Nito Ryu

Genko Nito Ryu is a Iaido and Kenjutsu style which solely focuses on fighting with two swords. The student is taught in Kata, Kumitachi and Tameshigiri with the Katana and the Wakizashi. The style is efficient and fight-oriented, the Kenjutsu and its effective, direct and lethal techniques are paramount.