A dōjō is a hall or space for immersive learning or meditation. This is traditionally in the field of martial arts, but has been seen in other fields, such as meditation and software development; the term means "place of the Way" in Japanese. The word dōjō originates from Buddhism. Dōjō were adjunct to temples and were formal training places for any of the Japanese arts ending in "-dō", from the Chinese Tao, meaning "way" or "path". Sometimes meditation halls where Zen Buddhists practice zazen meditation were called dōjō; the alternative term zen-do is more specific, more used. European Sōtō Zen groups affiliated with the International Zen Association prefer to use dōjō instead of zendo to describe their meditation halls as did their founding master, Taisen Deshimaru. In Japan, any facility for physical training, including professional wrestling, may be called a dōjō. In the Western world, the term dōjō is used for Japanese martial arts such as aikidō, judō, karate-dō, etc. A proper Japanese martial arts dōjō is well cared for by its users.

Shoes are not worn in a dōjō. In many styles it is traditional to conduct a ritual cleaning of the dōjō at the beginning and/or end of each training session. Besides the obvious hygienic benefits of regular cleaning it serves to reinforce the fact that dōjō are supposed to be supported and managed by the student body, not the school's instructional staff; this attitude has become lost in many modern dōjō that are founded and run by a small group of people or instructors. In fact, it is not uncommon that in traditional schools, dōjō are used for training at all, instead being reserved for more symbolic or formal occasions; the actual training is conducted outdoors or in a less formal area. Many traditional dōjō follow a prescribed pattern with shomen and various entrances that are used based on student and instructor rank laid out precisely. Students will enter in the lower-left corner of the dōjō with instructors in the upper right corner. Shomen contains a Shintō shrine with a sculpture, flower arrangement, or other artifacts.

The term kamiza means "place of honor" and a related term, kamidana refers to the shrine itself. Other artifacts may be displayed throughout the dōjō, such as kanban that authorize the school in a style or strategy, items such as taiko drums or armor, it is not uncommon to find the name of the dōjō and the dōjō kun displayed prominently at shomen as well. Visitors may have a special place reserved, depending on their station. Weapons and other training gear will be found on the back wall. A honbu dōjō is the central training facility and administrative headquarters of a particular martial arts style; some well-known dōjō located in Japan are: Kodokan Judo Institute Aikikai Hombu Dōjō Noma Dōjō Nakazato Karate Weapons Gym Other names for training halls that are equivalent to "dojo" include the following: Akhara Dojang Gelanggang Heya Kalari Sasaran Wuguan The term dōjō is increasingly used for other forms of immersive-learning space. The term dōjō is sometimes used to describe the meditation halls where Zen Buddhists practice zazen meditation.

The alternative term zen-do is more specific, more used. European Sōtō Zen groups affiliated with the International Zen Association prefer to use dōjō instead of zendo to describe their meditation halls as did their founding master, Taisen Deshimaru. Coding dōjō: a space and associated technique for groups to practice computer programming skills Testing dōjō: a space and time where testers work together on a testing challenge Agile coaching dōjō: a space where a cross-functional team works for up to three months, surrounded by an agile coach and technical subject matter experts, to learn and practice agile and technical practices Dojo Delivery Agility is an agile process framework for product development; the model as a process is rooted in the philosophy "Less is More" and embraces the concept of micro sprints and smaller teams. This framework, inspired by the "Agile coaching dōjō" was a result of a series of experiments from early 2017 to late 2018, it was during 2019 that the model was first published as an abstract model at the conference XP2019.

The dictionary definition of dōjō at Wiktionary

Ildar Ibragimov

Ildar Ibragimov is a Russian chess player. He was ranked No. 72 in January 2000 with a rating of 2611, while his peak rating of 2637 was achieved in April 2006. Ibragimov shared first place with Vladimir Kramnik and Andrei Kharlov at the 1991 USSR Under-26 Championship, he was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 1993. Ibragimov won the Chigorin Memorial in 1994 and the Biel Masters Open tournament in 1997. In 2002 he started to play for the United States, where he lived in Connecticut, he was a co-winner of the 2004 U. S. Open and shared third place in the 2006 U. S. Chess Championship. Ibragimov played for the US team, he tied for first in the 2006 World Open. In 2015 Ibragimov transferred his national federation back to Russia, he was part of the Russian team that won the gold medal at the European Senior Team Championship 2019 in the 50+ category. Born in Kazan, he is an ethnic Tatar. Ildar Ibragimov chess games at Ildar Ibragimov player profile and games at Ildar Ibragimov team chess record at


The German Railway History Company or DGEG is a society concerned with the history of the railways. The objectives of the society are: to generate and maintain interest and understanding for the history of the railways within the framework of overall history, to foster scientific studies in this area, to preserve and maintain important cultural and technological monuments; the society was founded on 22 April 1967 in Karlsruhe and was entered on the official register of clubs and societies there. Members of the society were able to restore the Bochum-Dahlhausen locomotive shed and its surroundings to their former condition after their closure by the Deutsche Bundesbahn on 1 August 1969; because the arrival of railway vehicles was imminent in 1972 and Dahlhausen was still not ready, the locomotive shed next to the workshop building of the old Neustadt/Haardt locomotive shed was rented. In 1981 the "DGEG Railway Museum of Neustadt/Weinstraße" emerged. Today the Würzburg Railway Museum is operated by DGEG.

The society owns by far the largest and most valuable collection of railway vehicles and equipment in Germany. These include: The Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum; the Neustadt/Weinstraße Railway Museum, located in the immediate vicinity of the main station at Neustadt an der Weinstraße, in its former locomotive shed. The DGEG operates the Little Cuckoo Railway from there; the DGEG's Würzburg Railway Museum organises public services and, on request, special services in the Würzburg area with the DRG Class 52 goods train steam locomotive, no. 52 7409, built in 1943. The DGEG owns a large library (in cooperation with the University Library of Dortmund whose books can be loaned through any public library in Germany, an archive on the subject of railways in Witten; the collection of narrow gauge vehicles was dissolved and museum operations on the Jagsttal line had to be given up on the closure of the route. The DGEG has around 2,000 members at present, that in several regions and towns have formed membership groups.

The office is located in Werl. The museums in Bochum, Neustadt und Würzburg are dependent profit centres within the society, the museum in Bochum is still a limited company. Together this forms a charitable setup from. In addition to this charitable base, there is a commercial one, called the DGEG Holding AG. Included in this holding company are the: DGEG Bahnen und Reisen Bochum AG, at the same time a railway services company as defined by the'General Railway Law'. DGEG Bahnen und Reisen Neustadt GmbH DGEG Bahnen und Reisen Würzburg GmbH DGEG-Medien GmbH, a publisher based in Hövelhof, that at the same time issues the membership magazine Eisenbahn Geschichte. Bavarian Localbahn Society which came from the DGEG. List of DRG locomotives and railbuses List of Bavarian locomotives and railbuses List of Prussian locomotives and railbuses DGEG Eisenbahnmuseum Neustadt Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen Eisenbahnmuseum Würzburg Dampflokomotiven in Bayern