Saturday, April 22, 2017

Day 1731: What is a dojo?






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Dojo (道場 ) a Japanese term, means "place of the way". 
Hombu dōjō is the central training facility 
& headquarters of a particular martial arts style.
In this case, Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai Karate-Do. 


1429 N. Bristol St., SA 92706

For fifty + years the humble building above was our hombu dojo.





The City of Santa Ana took the property through 
eminent domain & we moved to a temporary dojo.


 


1221 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana 92701


 Meanwhile, Demura Sensei & devoted students 
hunted for a permanent, forever hombu dojo.





Demura Sensei & students are already at work ...



Demura Sensei with "hammer" weapon ... (photo by Bob Cherone)


(photo by Bob Cherone)


wax on ... (photo by Bob Cherone)


(photo by Bob Cherone)


(photo by Bob Cherone)


dojo rear parking lot  (photo by Bob Cherone)


848 N. Parton Street, Santa Ana 92701 (photo by Bob Cherone)



Special thanks to Designer, Senpai Dave Hines,
Senpai Bob Cherone, of Primo Construction 
for heading the construction & work details, and ...
 all the dojo family volunteers who work to make it happen.







Arigatou!













A smile for Saturday ...









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