A dojo is a Japanese term which literally means "place of the Tao". Initially, dojo were adjunct to temples. The term can refer to a formal training place for any of the Japanese do arts but typically it is considered the formal gathering place for students of any martial arts style to conduct training, examinations and other related encounters.
The concept of a dojo as a martial arts training place is a Western concept; in Japan, any physical training facility, including professional wrestling school may be called dojos as well depending on the context.
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Dojo kun (code)
HITOTSU:JINKAKU KANSEI ni TSUTOMURO KOTO.
HITOTSU:MAKUTO no MICHI o MAMORU KOTO.
HITOTSU:DORYOKU no SEISHIN o YASHINAU o KOTO.
HITOTSU:REIGI o OMONZURU KOTO.
HITOTSU:KEKKI no YU o IMASHIMURU KOTO.
One: Strive To perfect character
One:Defend the paths of truth
One: Foster the spirit of effort
One: Honour the principles of etiquette
One: Do not act with rash courage