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 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.
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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