New English website

From August 1st we will be launching a new English website and this website will no longer be updated. The new website can be found at   This site will remain up until September at which point it will be taken down.


Payet Sensei’s interview with

Sensei’s full interview with can be viewed at the link below. It is a story that is familiar to a lot of us who have known Payet Sensei, but, each time he tells it I feel like I learn a little bit more about Sensei.   – Chris


Kyoto AEON Mall Enbu

On May 3rd, Mugenjuku was invited to participate in a Kid’s Day Festival at the AEON Mall located close to Kyoto Station. We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare and all of the children did really well. Here are some pictures of the event. Video to follow in the coming days.

Aikido Grandmas

Read all about these amazing ladies and their Aikido instructor here

Embu preparation

Today was so beautiful we decided to train outside on the wooden stage at Shiramine Shrine. It was also a good opportunity to practice for our upcoming embu on May 5th.

2015 Kagami Biraki Videos

Hello everyone, We hope 2015 is turning into a great year for you all. Last month Mugenjuku held it’s Kagami Biraki event to officially start the year of training. Please check out some videos from the day: Payet Sensei’s enbu: Chris Sensei’s enbu: Andy and Izzy’s enbu: Rika and Aoi’s enbu: Nick and Naomi’s enbu: … Continue reading

Online Applications

You can now apply for the Kenshusei Course online using this online application. Also, the application deadline for the course and the start date are fast approaching so if you’re thinking about doing the course, the time to apply is now.   An online application for the Adult General and Children’s classes is coming soon.

Global Reach

The stats are in and Mugenjuku’s message reached 97 countries last year. Thanks everyone for your continued support. We’re looking forward to the future.

MugenjukuKids’ Christmas Party 2014

To cap off a year of hard training and a really good test day, we held a Christmas party in English for all the kids at Mugenjuku and their friends. There were lots of games, crafts, snacks and of course a visit from Black Belt Santa!.. (…who, unfortunately, Chris Sensei wasn’t around to meet, again.) For more photos: click … Continue reading

Kids’ Test Day December 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!! Last December the Kids at Mugenjuku finished the year on strong form with great performances in all tests from 10kyu to 1kyu. Please check out some photos and and a video of the final 1kyu jiyu-waza, below: For more photos: click here


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