BRIAN PETTETT
Chief Instructor, Iaido, Shinjinkai

Brian Pettett, Iaido Chief Instructor, Chicago location, has led the Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo program at Shinjinkai since 2005 under the direction of both Niina Toyoaki-sensei, the soke (headmaster) of Meishi-ha Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo, and Tony Alvarez-sensei, head of the United States Federation of Mugai Ryu. He holds the rank of rokudan (6th degree) within the Meishi-ha lineage, and is one of Niina-gosoke's four jikimon-deshi (or direct students) in the United States. He has been granted okuiri-sho, a traditional license to practice the inner, advanced-level techniques of Mugai Ryu. In 2013, he was awarded renshi, or his formal instructor's license.

 

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