Definition of dojo
: a school for training in various arts of self-defense (such as judo or karate)
Recent Examples of dojo from the Web
The company plans to open an office in the United States by the end of the year and for a new dojo in Los Angeles to open early next year.
The block’s second- and third-floor spaces are occupied by residential tenants, law offices, an aikido dojo, an artist and a violin maker.
There were churches, a judo dojo, a hospital and a baseball field, but these are all gone.
Notable Southern California spots include Golf ‘N Stuff in Norwalk, an apartment building in Reseda and a karate dojo in North Hollywood.
Troy Schwiegerath, who splits time between Denver and Pampa, told The Denver Post on Wednesday that Cummings briefly trained at his jiu-jitsu studio and the opened a rival dojo in town.
Troy Schwiegerath, who also runs a martial arts studio in Pampa, said Cummings briefly trained at his studio before breaking off to open his own dojo.
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Origin and Etymology of dojo
Japanese dōjō, from dō way, art + -jō ground
First Known Use: 1942See Words from the same year
DOJO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dojo for English Language Learners
: a school for teaching people karate, judo, etc.
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