Traditionally, a Dojo is a place where people come together to train intensively and mindfully in any activity that has the purpose of self-development. It is a community of people, helping each other to grow. It is NOT a gym. It is a place where people can support each other to work hard and push themselves to their personal limits. To expand their experiences and capabilities. With this in mind, everyone is involved with looking after and respecting the Dojo.
This Dojo aims to be home to a number of complementary, physical disciplines that help people improve their fitness, co-ordination, balance, self-confidence, self-esteem, mindfulness and feeling of wellbeing and spirituality (whatever that means to each individual).There is no descrimination on grounds of gender, age, race, religion or cultural background. Everyone can train together knowing that this is a safe place to discover, explore and overcome their own personal limitations in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
The environment is heavily influenced by Japanese tradition and practice. This is a simple setting which allows anyone of any belief or cultural background to find themselves.
Tradition Japanese Martial Arts
This a good video, explaining what Budo is and why it developed in Japan. Traditional martial arts are different from modern, competitive sport or fighting techniques. The emphasis is on self development but the tool to do this is the practice of martial techniques.
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