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Chapter 2

A place to follow the way

The dojo is a sacred space—a place held apart from our day-to-day lives. The dojo is an intentional community; it’s a place where we believe in, respect and support one another. In Japanese, dojo means ‘a place to follow the way.’ The dojo is both the place and the way for our journey, as martial artists and people.

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Chapter

 

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A place to follow the way

The dojo is a sacred space—a place held apart from our day-to-day lives. The dojo is an intentional community; it’s a place where we believe in, respect and support one another. In Japanese, dojo means ‘a place to follow the way.’ The dojo is both the place and the way for our journey, as martial artists and people.


Our dojo is more than a place to train hard. It’s a sacred and intentional community; a model for how we want to grow as human beings, treat one another and live in the world.

Our training includes having the best equipment — free weights, resistance bands, pads, kettlebells — much of it handmade by experts. Care for the space and our equipment is part of our practice.

In our dojo

Our dojo is a model for the communities we want to live in. A space where humans thrive; where they are seen and heard. A space to practice boundaries, consent, and communication. In the dojo we open ourselves to receive feedback with gratitude and embrace failure as our teacher. We are fierce and we’re fun. We always begin in a circle. We bow—to ground ourselves in respect for self and other, to show gratitude for the space. We hold a brief meditation. We make you feel welcome and that you know you matter. And that we’re together, we’re a team. And then we train.

The Space

The dojo is a room designed for transformation—it’s a medium for our training. We bow to the room when we enter. We are all trained to wash and clean all equipment, to stack the pads neatly on the shelves. How we care for the room is part of our practice. Our dojo is setup for circuit training, blending functional strength and conditioning with striking drills from kickboxing and old school karate. Our space is fully equipped for the training we offer, our heavy bags and striking pads are hand-made and well-maintained. We use a variety of exercise equipment, from free weights to resistance bands, to kettlebells to keep it fun and challenging. We provide expert instruction in how to use all of our equipment properly, and safely.

We want to work with you

We adapt our teaching to you. To what you need. We all have different ways of learning. We all have different body types. We will never leave you feeling inadequate or unsupported. When you train with us, you will be seen and heard. Our curriculum is systematic and organized, so we always know what comes next. Which means we can meet you where you are to help you progress to the next level. Join us!

ADULT CLASSES
Find yourself; access your power; and have fun punching and kicking stuff on your martial arts journey.
Teen Classes
Get strong, defend yourself, and learn the warrior skills you'll need for the adventure of your life.
ADULT CLASSES
Find yourself; access your power; and have fun punching and kicking stuff on your martial arts journey.
Teen Classes
Get strong, defend yourself, and learn the warrior skills you'll need for the adventure of your life.