A dojo is a hall or space for immersive learning or meditation. This is traditionally in the field of martial arts, but the word is increasingly used for a practice space in many disciplines. We often refer to Sandpoint Budokan simply as “the dojo”
The best days to come are Mondays and Thursdays. Please call ahead so that we can prepare for your warm welcome. Our dojo is very friendly, as we understand how it can seem rather challenging and intimidating to just walk into the door. You will be greeted and shown around by either the one of the owners or one of the students.
Any questions you have will be answered. You will be invited in to either watch or to participate in a class. We highly recommended to participate in class, as its the best way to get a feel for our aikido community. Should you decide to participate, we will take care of you and suit you up with a gi (uniform).
Join our closing circle at the end for sharing or questions for Sensei (instructor) Reitan and/or the group.
You should expect to…
To take off your shoes
To ask questions
To enjoy yourself