What is a dojo?
A place to do Karate? A lot of the time. A school? Sometimes. A family? Rarely but I think that’s what we have built over the past 25 years.
Brainstorming about this blog, I thought it would be a great topic to thank all of our students (and when I say students I include, of course, the parents as well). Dojo’s come in all shapes and sizes. Some schools are run as hobbies and might have a dozen or two students. Some schools are run as franchises with dozens of schools around the country and thousands of students. Some schools run one or two locations. Regardless of the model, one thing has to happen…you need students. Students that commit to attending classes multiple times per week. Students that come to the dojo in the heat and the snow and everything in between. Students who practice and push themselves through hard times. Students who celebrate the good times with you.
Our dojo truly is a unique and special thing. You could do Karate anywhere, with anyone, but you picked us. Some of you picked us randomly, others were referred but however you found us, I’m glad you did. Without our supportive students, we wouldn’t be a dojo, we’d just be a place where people drop by to do Karate. An activity like any other. So in case you didn’t know, we appreciate you, we care about you, and we thank you for being a part of our family.