WHAT IS HEIAN DOJO?
Heian Dojo is Japanese which when translated means " Hall of the Peaceful Mind."
A Dojo is a training hall. Heian means peaceful mind. Development of a peaceful mind is at the core of the teachings.
WHAT IS THE HEIAN DOJO PROGRAM?
The Heian Dojo Program is a comprehensive teaching method designed to promote total self development : self confidence, self reliance and self esteem. Students are taught to develop themselves in several ways :
Physical fitness and self defense are at the core of the program.Students must undergo training in Karate-do and Jiu-jitsu.
Concentration and focus are emphasized in this aspect of the program. Students must study written materials and pass written and oral examinations. Various expressions are incorporated in a manner to draw parallels between life and martial arts.
Question : How do you get better?
Answer: Hard work , hard work ,hard work, commitment, focus, strategy
The above expression has a versatile meaning which the student can fully apply in all aspects of his/her life.
The mental and physical aspects are blended together to develop the students' inner being. Students are constantly presented with challenges, which help develop intestinal fortitude and strength of character. In order to truly master any martial art , an individual must develop all three aspects( physical, mental and spiritual). Each aspect is increasingly difficult to attain. However, the benefits endure for a lifetime.