SECRETS OF THE DOJO – A UNIQUE SOCIAL SETTING
The Dojo (training hall) is not like any other place I know. Besides being a “workout” destination, it is a social destination for many students. Unlike going to the gym where you are a solitary person in a sea of solitary people working on their individual machines, you are working closely with your fellow students, interacting with them, learning from them, and enjoying the friendships that develop from hanging out with like-minded people.
At The Silent Mind, a Twinsburg OH non-profit martial art school, our students frequently establish lasting friendships that go beyond the Dojo. To this day, over 50 years later, many of my best and closest friends are people I met at the Dojo. I see this in our current student population as well. There’s an unmistakable comradery that builds trust in one another which is always a good foundation for a lasting friendship.