Dōjō (道場) is a Japanese term which means the "place of the way". The Japanese glyph of dō (道), often translated to 'way' has been used since ancient times to describe a philosophy or doctrine. Japanese martial arts refer to their training hall as a dōjō, where students practice the 'way'.

Samurai (侍) and Bushi (武士) [Warriors] generally had training halls and facilities, but in contrast Shinobi (忍び) [Ninja] and Sōhei (僧兵) [Monks] often had to train outdoors in the mountains, fields or forests.

At Ikari Dōjō, we train both indoors and outdoors depending on the skills we are practicing. Budō has many skills, techniques and strategies relating Samurai, Shinobi or Sōhei, so choosing the right training environment is key to effectively developing those areas.