Soke

Niina Gosoke  Niina Toyoaki Gyokudo

Soke of Mugairyu Iaihyodo, Meishi-ha

9th Dan Hanshi, Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo

8th Dan hanshi, Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo

8th Dan Hanshi, Uchida Ryu Tanjo Jutsu

8th Dan Hanshi, Isshin Ryu Kusarigama Jutsu

8th Dan Hanshi, Ikkaku Ryu Jutte Jutsu

8th Dan Hanshi, Chuwa Ryu Tanken Jutsu

Born Niina Toyoaki in 1948 in Oita Prefecture. From an early age he studied various martial arts, beginning with aikido. During his twenties he began studying Mugairyu Iaihyodo and Shindomusoryu Jodo. In 1986, while working for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, he was appointed instructor for jo and iai in Mitsubishi’s all-company martial arts association. In 1987 he moved to Tokyo and established the Tokyoto Jodo Renmei, and in 1994 as chairman he reorganized the now-expansive martial arts group into Suimokai, centered on iai training. In 1986 he was appointed Shihan in Mugairyu Iaihyodo, in 1996 he received Menkyokaiden, in 1998 he received his Hanshi license, in 1999, by receiving Soke Keisho, he was recognized as having the right to establish a branch of Mugairyu Iaihyodo, and thus in 2004 he established Meishi-ha. He also holds 8th dan and Hanshi licenses in Shindomusoryu Jodo, Uchidaryu Tanjojutsu, Isshinryu Kusarigamajutsu, Ikkakuryu Juttejutsu, and Chuwaryu Tankenjutsu.