dojang

We hold classes at Cheryl's dance studio located at 401 W. Francis, Baytown, TX.

Dojang Exterior
studio exterior (look for our banner)

dojangWhat is a dojang?

Dojang is a term used in Korean martial arts, that refers to a formal training hall. It is typically considered the formal gathering place for students of a martial art to conduct training, examinations and other related encounters. Do (道) means 'the way' or 'art' and Jang (場) means 'a place'. Which makes dojang the place where one practices the way. In the case of martial arts it is the place where one practices the path of that martial art, much like dojo in Japanese.

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The dojang walls can be decorated with a variety of items ranging from the martial arts federation flag to pictures and calligraphy and boards with the names of techniques practiced in the dojang on it. In general, Korean dojangs are usually heavily decorated.

throwingIn dojangs where the practice of the art may involve much falling, there will usually be mats on the floor. In older days the floor could also be covered with the sacks rice was stored in, but in modern days there are a variety of mats available. We use gymnastics mats.

At the beginning of class, students may line up according to their rank – the highest-ranking students at the front left and the lowest-ranking students at the back right from the point of view of the students. If several students are of the same rank, age or age of rank may determine their places in line.


Dojang EquipmentOur Dojang training room features: