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Bob Davies
Bob Davies
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Wu-Shin News Dojo environs

Terminolgy to help you navigate your way around the dojo

pathThe dójó (dó – the way / jó – place), a ‘place of the way’, presents the new student of the martial arts (bujutsu / bugei) and ways (budó) with a fascinating insight into the traditional Japanese culture, and also the opportunity to assess what contributions oriental values may make to one’s own ethics, principles, and behaviour. Particularly as the traditional martial ways of Japan have always been more concerned with the matters of the Spirit, an aspect generally in short supply in most Western cultures. Here, in the traditional dójó of the Wu-Shin Chi-Dao Foundation, one may witness the application of the concept of ‘heigakure’ (‘that which is hidden from ordinary sight’) as well as the underlying principle that a dójó is supposed to be supported and maintained by the student body and not its officials.

To become better acquainted with this unusual place and associated concepts and behaviours, a number of the terms and activities associated with a traditional dójó are explained below.

26 February 2013, 04:45