Dōjō: 道場
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A Dōjō is considered to be anywhere a Martial Artist practices their skills. Although a much more generic term used in Japanese culture to refer to a "Training Hall" it has become synonymous with a Karate, or Martial Arts School.  

A Dōjō 
道場 is a Japanese term which literally means "place of the way". Initially, Dōjōs were adjunct to temples and therefore encompass many of the temples physical characteristics and cultural attributes. A prescribed pattern with Shomen 正面 "front" and various entrances that are used based on student and instructor rank laid out precisely. Typically students will enter in the lower-left corner of the Dōjō (in reference to the Shomen) with instructors in the upper right corner. Shomen typically contains Kamidana 神棚, an area for a Shintō 神道 shrine, photos of founders and other historical artifacts. The term Kamiza 上座, meaning "Seat of honor", is frequently confused by martial arts practitioners with the Kamidana. Other artifacts may be displayed throughout the Dōjō, such as Kanban カンバン that authorize the school in a style or system, the Dōjō Kun, roughly Dōjō rules of conduct and etiquette, displayed prominently at Shomen, Kobudo 古武道 weapons and other training gear will normally be found on the back wall. Visitors also typically have a special place reserved, depending on their rank and station.
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