In the Dojo


This is a collection of lively, detailed essays, Dave Lowry, one of the most well-known and respected swordsmen in the United States, illuminates the history and meaning behind the rituals, training costumes, objects, and relationships that have such profound significance in Japanese martial arts, including

  • The dojo space itself
  • The teacher-student relationship
  • The act of bowing
  • What to expect—and what will be expected of you—when you visit a dojo
  • The training weapons
  • The hakama (ceremonial skirt) and dogi (practice uniform)
  • The Shinto shrine

Authoritative, insightful, and packed with fascinating stories from his own experience, In the Dojo provides a wealth of information that beginning students will pore over and advanced students will treasure.

Pages: 232
ISBN : 978-618-81037-0-2
Price: 18 euro

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Dave Lowry

Writer and essayist Dave Lowry is an accomplished martial artist, calligrapher, and writer. He is the restaurant critic for St. Louis Magazine and writes regularly for a number of magazines on a wide variety of subjects, many of them related to Japan and the Japanese martial arts. He is the author of numerous books including Sword and Brush: The Spirit of the Martial ArtsPersimmon WindClouds in the West: Lessons from the Martial Arts of JapanMoving Toward Stillness and The Connoisseur’s Guide to SushiIn the Dojo is his second book published in the Greek language.