Today, I want to run a weird little video/article I did called Sweep Dojo. For those not familiar with the term, I shall explain shortly but it’s a little bit of a weird piece Esoteric isn’t the right word although I might call it philosophical. By that I don’t mean the pointless navel gazing that most philosophy seems to represent. Rather it represents part of my philosophical approach to training and coaching.
So let’s find out what it means to sweep dojo.
What Does Sweep Dojo Even Mean?
Anyone with a martial arts background probably recognizes the phrase Sweep Dojo. Even without the background, you might know what it means if you watched Kung-Fu movies. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain.
In the most literal sense, the idea of sweep dojo is something that comes out of very classical martial arts training. By this I mean the type you might see in Buddhist monasteries. Seekers of booting to the head would often be required to spend some time doing nothing but sweeping the dojo, the training area, initially. The book Snow Crash actually had a cute take on this.