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Dojo / Martial Arts Studio

dào cháng
dou jou
Dojo / Martial Arts Studio Scroll

道場 is the Japanese term for a room or hall in which martial arts are taught.

道場 is often spelled "dojo" which has become a word in the English lexicon. However, the true Romaji is "doujou" or "dōjō".

Please note: The Chinese definition of these characters is quite different. In Chinese, this is a place where Buddhist or Taoist mass is held. It could also be a place where spiritual or psychic events are performed.

Dojo Kun

dou jou kun
Dojo Kun Scroll

道場訓 is the Japanese term for the rules or doctrine of the dojo.

道場訓 is often a list of roles and expectations posted near the front entrance of a dojo.

Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield

doujou de naki senjou de warau
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Scroll

道場で泣き戦場で笑う is a Japanese phrase that means, "Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield".

You'll see this phrase in a lot of dojos as a kind of philosophical joke.

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

See Also:  The More We Sweat in Training the Less We Bleed in Battle


tóng qíng
dou jou
Compassion Scroll

These two characters mean compassion and sympathy in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, which makes this word universal.

Compassion is caring and understanding someone is hurt or troubled (even if you don't know them). It is wanting to help, even if all you can do is listen and say kind words. You forgive mistakes. You are a friend when someone needs a friend.

See Also:  Caring | Kindness

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Martial Arts Studio
dou jou / doujou / do jo / dojodào cháng
dao4 chang2
dao chang
tao ch`ang
tao chang
Dojo Kun道場訓
dou jou kun
do jo kun
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield道場で泣き戦場で笑うdoujou de naki senjou de warau
dojo de naki senjo de warau
Compassion同情dou jou / doujou / do jo / dojotóng qíng
tong2 qing2
tong qing
t`ung ch`ing
tung ching
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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tóng qíng / tong2 qing2
t`ung ch`ing / tung ching
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Compassion Scroll
to sympathize with; sympathy
(noun/participle) sympathy; compassion; pity



see styles
dào chǎng / dao4 chang3
tao ch`ang / tao chang
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう
Compassion Scroll
Taoist or Buddhist rite; abbr. for 菩提道場|菩提道场[Pu2 ti2 dao4 chang3]
(1) dojo; hall used for martial arts training; (2) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 菩提道場) manda (place of Buddhist practice or meditation, esp. the place under the bodhi tree where Buddha attained enlightenment); (surname) Michiba
Truth-plot. bodhimaṇḍala, circle, or place of enlightenment. The place where Buddha attained enlightenment. A place, or method, for attaining to Buddha-truth. An object of or place for religious offerings. A place for teaching, learning, or practising religion; site of enlightenment

see styles
tóng / tong2
t`ung / tung
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう
(used in given names); variant of 同[tong2]
"as above" mark

see styles
 dojou / dojo / どじょう (1) (kana only) loach (any fish of family Cobitidae); (2) weather loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)



see styles
dòng jìng / dong4 jing4
tung ching
(detectable) movement; (sign of) activity; movement and stillness
movement and stillness


see styles
tóng shàng / tong2 shang4
t`ung shang / tung shang
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう
as above; ditto; idem
same as above; ditto; ibid.


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (noun/participle) riding together; riding with


see styles
tǔ chéng / tu3 cheng2
t`u ch`eng / tu cheng
 dojou / dojo / どじょう
Tucheng city in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
(given name) Dojou


see styles
 dojou / dojo / どじょう (1) soil; (2) breeding ground; fertile ground (for); foundation (for the development of ...)


see styles
tǔ chǎo / tu3 chao3
t`u ch`ao / tu chao
Aśoka is said to have become king as a reward for offering, when a child in a previous incarnation, a double-handful of sand as wheat or food to the Buddha; sand as grain


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (surname) Doujou


see styles
táng shàng / tang2 shang4
t`ang shang / tang shang
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう
on the roof; court nobles; (surname) Donoue
to head monk


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (surname) Doujou


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (place-name) Doujou


see styles
 donjou / donjo / どんじょう    donjo / どんじょ    dojou / dojo / どじょう (1) (kana only) loach (any fish of family Cobitidae); (2) weather loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)


see styles
tóng nǚ / tong2 nu:3
t`ung nü / tung nü
 doujo;dounyo / dojo;donyo / どうじょ;どうにょ
virgin female
(little) girl; (female given name) Wakame
a young woman


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (obscure) on the road; side of the road; roadside; (place-name) Michinoue


see styles
dào tǐng / dao4 ting3
tao t`ing / tao ting


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (surname) Doujou


see styles
dào shèng / dao4 sheng4
tao sheng
 Dōjō / みちもり
(surname) Michimori


see styles
 doujou / dojo / どうじょう (surname) Doujou


see styles
fó dào shèng / fo2 dao4 sheng4
fo tao sheng
 butsu dōjō
the Vehicle of the Buddha-Path



see styles
fó dào chǎng / fo2 dao4 chang3
fo tao ch`ang / fo tao chang
 butsu dōjō
the platform or terrace of the Path (enlightenment) of the Buddha



see styles
rù dào chǎng / ru4 dao4 chang3
ju tao ch`ang / ju tao chang
 nyū dōjō
to enter the ritual site



see styles
nèi dào cháng / nei4 dao4 chang2
nei tao ch`ang / nei tao chang
 nai dōjō
A place for Buddhist worship in the palace, v. 内齋 and 内寺; inner practice hall



see styles
zuò dào chǎng / zuo4 dao4 chang3
tso tao ch`ang / tso tao chang
 za dōjō
sitting on the seat of enlightenment


see styles
 kakugijou / kakugijo / かくぎじょう (martial arts term) training place; dojo


see styles
 kakugijou / kakugijo / かくぎじょう (martial arts term) training place; dojo



see styles
jìng dào chǎng / jing4 dao4 chang3
ching tao ch`ang / ching tao chang
 jō dōjō
to purify the place of practice


see styles
 enbujou / enbujo / えんぶじょう dojo (hall used for martial arts training)

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