do·​jo | \ ˈdō-(ˌ)jō How to pronounce dojo (audio) \
plural dojos

Definition of dojo

: a school for training in various arts of self-defense (such as judo or karate)

Examples of dojo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The teaser begins with alternating shots of Cobra Kai's victory at the 51st Annual All Valley Karate Championship and what appears to be a new advertisement for the fictional dojo — or dojos, plural, as the case appears to be. Abigail Adams,, 6 May 2022 The trailer shows the results of last season’s All Valley Tournament, which ended with Cobra Kai winning the competition and Terry Silver taking complete control over the dojo and beginning plans to expand it. Wilson Chapman, Variety, 5 May 2022 In the background, water dripped onto one side of the dojo’s floor, exposed after a storm recently took part of its roof. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 28 Apr. 2022 As fans of Cobra Kai know, Hawk first joined the karate dojo in season 1, while Tory was recruited to the squad in season 2. Joelle Goldstein,, 23 Mar. 2022 Morpheus dons a fantastic flowing outfit that shows off some serious abs when sparring Neo in the dojo. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 25 Dec. 2021 The showdown will come at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament — and whichever dojo loses must close its doors for good. Ew Staff,, 31 Dec. 2021 The episode ends with the two men showing up at the Miyagi dojo, reuniting Daniel with the man who traumatized him back in The Karate Kid Part III. Ben Rosenstock, Vulture, 31 Dec. 2021 Korey looked at the uneven wood floors and the hornet infestation at the old dojo. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dojo

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dojo

Japanese dōjō, from way, art + -jō ground

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21 May 2022

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“Dojo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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