In the Dojo: A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts

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Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.

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Overview

Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.

In this collection of lively, detailed essays, Dave Lowry, one of the most well-known and respected swordsmen in the United States, illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals, training costumes, objects, and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts, including

   • the dojo space itself
   • the teacher-student relationship
   • the act of bowing
   • what to expect—and what will be expected of you—when you visit a dojo
   • the training weapons
   • the hakama (ceremonial skirt) and dogi (practice uniform)
   • the Shinto shrine

Authoritative, insightful, and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience, In the Dojo provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834805729
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/26/2006
  • Series: Martial Arts and Self Defense Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 367,428
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for St. Louis Magazine and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including  Autumn Lightning: The Education of an American Samurai, Sword & Brush: The Spirit of the Martial Arts, Clouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of Japan, and The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi.

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

    Great Primer

    I got this because I am began taking Aikido recently. I found the book VERY helpful. I was pleased to see that the author describes some of the differences you might find in different dojos (Aikido vs. Karate vs. Judo, for example), but he is also careful to be respectful of all of them, and not obviously biased toward any.
    I also enjoyed that he was good about explaining some of the history and the meanings behind different things. I always like to know not just what we are doing, but WHY we are doing it. It has given more depth and meaning to my training experience.
    It is a fairly easy read, and very informative. Also, as I mentioned before, it is not targeted to a specific martial art, but still has plenty of information that makes it useful to practitioners of any martial art. Unless you can find one that is specifically for the martial art you are interested in or your Sensei recommends a particular one, I would highly recommend this book.

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    Posted April 6, 2013

    Alixon

    I locked out

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    Zach

    I miss you too

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Excellent Read

    ‘In The Dojo’ is well written. Many of the practiced traditions I have seen from one Dojo to another, with some variations of course. I really enjoyed reading the book and anyone who has spent time in the arts would also.

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    Posted December 11, 2012

    SAPH IN THE KITCHEN WITH A KNIFE!!!!!

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    Nateerie

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    Elvia

    Sorry....but friends.....bye

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