Luciano Gabriel Morgenstern

European representative of Mugai Ryu

Luciano Gabriel Morgenstern

For over 15 years I am living and practicing martial arts. Ever since I was a child I searched for the way of martial arts but I never found what I was looking for, so I temporarily gave up.

Kung Fu Toa Köln

Some years later I met master Sarafnia, an excellent master who intensively taught, and still teaches me the inner and outer spirit of martial arts, as well as zen, taoism and other philosophical ways. During my trip to china I studied Qi / Ki and attended the schools of grandmaster Feng Zhiqiang and master Liu Yuan Yi.

Tai Chi in China

My deep fascination for samurai, bushido, zen and the katana couldn´t be satisfied. Since I could not find a suitable school in Germany, I decided to visit Japan to learn Iai and satisfy my aspiration. I found Mugai Ryu and through Niina Soke I met Chikaoka Sensei who taught me the first years. Today I’m a direct student of Niina Gosoke, as well as the european representative of Mugai Ryu and I try to carry its spirit over to Germany and Europe. So I made the Mugai Ryu Europe federation in 2010. I visit Japan every year to learn on and Niina Soke visits our dojo once a year as well.

Taikai Japan

I still always try to learn new things and right now I am learning Jeet Kune Do with Sifu Cyrus Moghaddam and Niten Ichi Ryu with Chris De Jongh Sensei.

I understand Martial arts as a way which is not bound to the dojo or style, it is the inner work and living through your principals.

With my tuitional methods I try to pass on this authentic essence and the love and experience that I gathered through my masters. Besides managing the Tenshinkai dojo I also tought at the academy for martial arts in Cologne, the Schauspiel Zentrum (actor´s school) and several grade- and high-schools.

Next to Mugai Ryu I am a certified teacher of Tosei Ryu Tanjojutsu, Gyokushin Shinto Ryu, Kung Fu Toa and Hunyuan Tai Ji Chuan (Chen style).