Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A school for training in Japanese arts of self-defense, such as judo and karate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A training facility, usually led by one or more sensei

Etymologies

Japanese dōjō : , art; see aikido + , place (from Middle Chinese driang, trhiang).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Japanese 道場 (dōjō, "place of the way") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The name dojo comes from the Japanese term for a gathering place for martial-arts students.

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  • The martial art may not matter, the morality instilled by the dojo is important here as well as the physical dominance of the instructor.

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  • My teacher, who students called Sensei, was a thirty-something-year-old Japanese man who owned a nice-sized space that we called the dojo.

    Midnight

  • I’m what they call a dojo bum, hopping from art to art, never nesting.

    Casanegra

  • Some of the fighters and students in our dojo were our age.

    Midnight

  • In the past, it's been at Shihan Monty's Brooklyn dojo, which is the largest space, and also run by the senior-most teacher in our discipline, but Shihan Monty has recently moved and is in the process of remodeling the new space, and it's not quite ready for public consumption yet.

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  • My first day of training I walked into the dojo and realized that the heavy door looked as if it had come off an industrial freezer for a reason: the dojo was an abandoned meat locker.

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  • There's actually a mode called dojo mode, it's a tutorial or training mode, where you can learn how to improve your technique, brush up your technique, and learn to fight against really hardcore players as well.

    The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

  • For example, this year we had a scala coding dojo, which is a relatively new concept.

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  • "It's really important to me because I'm the first junior black belt to go into dojo," said of his promotion to dojo, which is a Japanese term for a gathering place for martial arts students to train.

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