This is a very difficult practice to begin and commit to in this modern world.
It takes a great deal of effort to train new students. People that understand what this discipline is about will want to join and commit. That is what we are interested in. If you are not familiar with Mugai Ryu, I would be happy to answer your questions. There are resources on this page that will help you.
The amount of progress one makes over time, is up to them. We must find of a way to fit it into our busy lives. Many of us have other commitments, hobbies, or obligations that take a considerable amount of time and energy. We are no different. Many people we meet are simply doing too many other things to commit time to practicing or coming to class.
One also needs to acquire equipment which takes a certain level of financial resources. It is quite difficult to practice a sword-art without a suitable sword and other equipment. One must also have adequate transportation to be able to train with our group.
We encounter the same difficulties over and over with new students. In this community we joke that our retention rate is 1 out of 100. There is nothing wrong with being the 99 but we are looking for the 1.