- a school or practice hall where karate, judo, or other martial arts are taught.
Origin of dojo
1940–45; < Japanese dōjō Buddhist seminary, drill hall < MChin transliteration of Sanskrit bodhi-maṇḍa literally, seat of wisdom (equivalent to Chinese dàochǎng)
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- a room or hall for the practice of martial arts
C20: from Japanese dōjō Buddhist seminary, from Sanskrit bodhi-manda seat of wisdom
Word Origin and History for dojo
"hall in which judo is practiced," 1942, from Japanese.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper