We call our train and practice space dojo. But what does that mean?

A dojo is a space of commitment in which people train and practice together.

Wait, train and practice? Aren’t these the same? Nope. Let me explain:

To train for something is to learn something new or to improve a certain skill.
To practice is making sure the new learned skill is eventually done effortlessly.

Example: In an ART Boxing class you learn for the first time how to slip.

This is training. The first couple of times it’s sloppy and your timing might be off. It doesn’t feel natural for you yet to slip. Next step is to practice slipping till it’s effortlessly in your system.

When you feel it’s ingrained in your sytem, ( when you’ve put in the practice) you’re ready to improve it. Meaning you’re for ready for the next step in training, for instance: how to slip faster. And then you practice this again till you’re ready for the next training.

Coming back to the definition of dojo, it means in a group class there are different levels of people practicing and training together. With that knowledge it’s important to consider and respect each other level.

So you can also define a dojo as:

A place where people are committed to train and practice together, where considering and respecting each other level is key.

Are you curious now how this goes in our group classes?

Get a single class ticket here and book a class of choice.

– Vera

A place where people are committed to train and practice together, where considering and respecting each other level is key.

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