pictures/photos of japanese dojos?

Discussion in 'Japanese Martial Arts - General' started by tarabos, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. tarabos

    tarabos 2nd Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
    just wondering if anyone here knew of any references (online preferably but i'd be fine picking up a good book you could recommend) of traditional japanese karate dojos, most likely found only in japan or okinawa.

    i ask just out of personal interest. i'm fascinated with the architecture and design of them.

    thanks!
     
  2. Mike Clarke

    Mike Clarke Guest

    To view the Shinseidokan dojo go to,

    www.shinseidokan.com

    Click on to the gallery and have a look.

    Mike.
     
  3. tarabos

    tarabos 2nd Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
    cool!

    thanks mike....:D :asian:
     
  4. Mike Clarke

    Mike Clarke Guest

    No worries!

    If you're ever down this way the door is always open with a friendly welcome.

    Mike.
     
  5. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest


    Up until about 5 years ago the JKA (Japan Karate Assoc.) honbu dojo was located in a converted bowling alley.

    Most Japanese dojo don’t look like much; sorry to say they don’t look very Asian in many cases. Some of them are pretty crowded with wall-to-wall equipment, with either wood floor or rubber moveable mats and are not much to look at.
    I teach at the Kamakura Budokan which is VERY Asian looking......this is the exception and not the rule
     
  6. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest

    This is one place I teach.......Camp Zama.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest

    This is where I teach on the weekends.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest

    Outside of same place.
     

    Attached Files:

  9. Kirk

    Kirk Guest

    Are these the places that "don't look like much" to you? Cause
    I'm in awe! The floor looks like a fricken mirror!

    Pretty amazing, thanks for sharing.
     
  10. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest

    That is the new US $14,000,000 Budokan in Kamakura.
    The Budokan photos are the exception.......most places in Japan are not that nice.
     
  11. tarabos

    tarabos 2nd Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Messages:
    777
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
    thanks for the input RSK...

    and exception or not, i agree with Kirk...that's one nice establishment you teach in there. put up some more pics if you have them!:D
     
  12. Mr.karate

    Mr.karate Guest

    My friend has a pic on his site you can't see much but it is in a dojo we visited in Japan the site is http://www.ickf.com/ICKF.html JUst click on instructor and you will see it.
     
  13. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest

    Which city in Japan was that dojo in?
     
  14. Mr.karate

    Mr.karate Guest

    Kumamoto. Why do you ask?
     
  15. RyuShiKan

    RyuShiKan Guest

    No reason really.........Just wondering.
     
  16. arnisador

    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    44,474
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Terre Haute, IN
    A new training hall may open in London:
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20030531b8.htm

     
  17. theletch1

    theletch1 Grandmaster

    • MartialTalk Fan
    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    Messages:
    8,075
    Likes Received:
    169
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Location:
    79 Wistful Vista
    Uh, Oh, sounds like Wal-mart is getting into the martial arts world!;) But really, that would be a good place to have around if you were interested in diversifying your skills without having to drive all over the country looking for different instructors.
     
  18. arnisador

    arnisador Sr. Grandmaster

    • Martial Talk Alumni
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2001
    Messages:
    44,474
    Likes Received:
    391
    Trophy Points:
    193
    Location:
    Terre Haute, IN
    Sounds like a fun place to visit at least!
     
  19. Kempo Guy

    Kempo Guy Guest

  20. Reprobate

    Reprobate Guest

Share This Page