“Dojo” is a Japanese term that means “place of the way.” Wherever we are holding class becomes our dojo, or our space for immersive learning of the way of martial arts. Thus, following dojo etiquette is meaningful and builds a culture of discipline, safety, and respect that creates positive habits in and out of the dojo. Most dojo “rules” are learned through observation, by training and paying attention to the behavior of more senior students. These are some basics that generally apply to all martial arts schools. If you have a question about etiquette, ask an instructor or senior student.