|The Shinseidokan dojo' new location.|
I though you might be interested to see the location of the new dojo. In the right of the shot above, the side of my new home is just visible; the new Shinseidokan dojo will stand on the land just to the left of my house and will be a little smaller than the previous dojo, measuring 4m x 8m, as opposed to the 8m x 12m of training space at the old location.
|The two small trees on my side of the fence will be incorporated into the dojo garden|
I suppose I could save my self a lot of money, bolt together a tin shed, hang a few kick bags and a mirror, place lots of big photos of me and famous sensei around the walls, and call it a dojo: but that's not for me. A dojo is "a place of the way" and as such reflects the way you think and live, the way you train, and the way you pass your karate on to others. I'm not a wealthy person, I have limited resources at my disposal, but, according to my understanding of karate I am obliged to use, to the best of my ability, what I have to preserve and promote the way of karate. Otherwise....what's the point?