“This is the 1st time I truly feel like I’m in a Japanese Dojo that I see on TV, videos and documentaries…”
A REAL JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL
You’ll appreciate our obsession to detail. We include the key elements of a Japanese Dojo, such as:
- Genkan (Entryway): A place to place your shoes when entering
- Tatami (Mats): Our training floor uses the same brand mats that the U.S. Olympic Judo team utilizes. These balance safety with traditional aesthetics.
- Kamidana (God Shelf): The spiritual center of every Japanese Dojo is the Kamidana shrine. This is believed to house the guardian spirit of the dojo.
The Japanese Touch
The design of the dojo reflects the aesthetics and taste of the Japanese. A few specific design choices you will notice are:
- Natural, soothing colors: Natural and earthy colors are the traditional choice for Japanese Dojo.
- Elements of old Wood Structure: Wooden beams are used to reflect the typical architecture of Japanese Dojo.
- Classical Japanese Artwork and Calligraphy: Around the dojo you will find classical Japanese artwork in addition to calligraphy painted by our grandmaster himself: Soke Masaaki Hatsumi.