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#182594 - 02/21/06 11:33 AM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: Ronin1966]
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Registered: 06/10/04
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work on the project is progressing. Please follow the following link and let me know what you think.
matt
www.cs.pitt.edu/~wolfson/karate/karate/index.htm

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#182595 - 02/21/06 11:47 AM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: Littlpond]
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Looking good. The big dojo looks like a huge undertaking. Good progress.

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#182596 - 02/21/06 02:55 PM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: Littlpond]
schanne Offline
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Registered: 02/18/04
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I like the little pond in front of the old dojo, do you ever jump in after a hot day of training?
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#182597 - 03/28/06 09:57 AM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: schanne]
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Hello Schanne:

I regret the 26th meeting was one of many things that slipped through my fingers.... I regret it.

<<In the mean time my wife is junking it up

My genuine condolences... mine strangely (such as it is) now possesses a hula hoop within it? I suppose I could pretend she was practicing the Hawaiian art of Lua Or I could study the undulatory quality karate should possess???

Anybody else have home dojo construction ideas, photos?

J

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#182598 - 04/07/06 06:41 PM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: Ronin1966]
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just surfing...

Re: plywood floor supported by tires...Shotokan in Garden Grove, California has this. It IS a little wierd w/ the springy feeling & the floor isn't level - it dips. It's shiney because of all the lacquer & that causes the floor to inhibit sliding = lots of blisters.

I trained there for a month & didn't like it. I think you can see it on their website.

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#182599 - 04/11/06 02:06 PM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: Ronin1966]
DLove Offline
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I 'm having a concrete slab poured for one in less than a week , for myself and family to train. Nothing fancy 24 ft x 24ft . 8 ft walls with a vaulted ceiling so we have plenty of room, plans are to have one wall with mirrors, one 100 lb bag, and plan on epoxy painting the floor gray. Plan on a few traditional decorations and plenty of room for our rank certifications and trophy's....

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#182600 - 04/11/06 02:15 PM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: DLove]
oldman Offline
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That sounds really great. I thought about doing the same but ended up in my basement instead. My space works out fine but I had alot of neat ideas for one similar to what you are talking about. Good luck Take pictures.

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#182601 - 04/11/06 08:30 PM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: oldman]
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Me and my guys train outside. Sort of my apartment building has a carport behind it. It doesn't have walls. beyond that there is grass and a 6ft wooden fence. I been through the fence once and put my buddy through it once. We are even.

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#182602 - 04/12/06 02:04 PM Re: Building a Dojo? [Re: Ronin1966]
schanne Offline
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Must remove Hola Hoops immediatley! LOL I know the feeling, but lately she uses the dojo more than I do, and she was against me building it......huh!
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