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About “The Dojo” at BIOM

Welcome to The Dojo at BIOM. Thank you for coming!

“Dojo” is a Japanese word comprised of two syllables: “Do” which means Way, and “Jo,” which means place. (In Chinese, the word for “Do” is the more familiar “Tao.”) So a “dojo” is a place where you learn or practice the “Way.”

Meditative Martial Arts
The common use of the word “dojo” in English refers to a place where the meditative martial arts are learned and practiced. The dojo is cared for by a person called “sensei” — a Japanese word that can be translated as “helper,” “guide,” or “teacher.” Michael Kessler is the sensei at the BIOM dojo.

The Hero’s Journey
The meditative martial arts teach you how to manage fear, and can inspire your sense of justice. These wise warrior ways are accessible to everyone—regardless of age, gender, or other seeming impediment. By understanding them you come to see the world as your “dojo.”

The BIOM Dojo
At the BIOM dojo, the “ways” that are taught and practiced include:

  • Personal & Executive Coaching.
  • Tai Chi Chuan.
  • Aikido.
  • Chi Kung.
  • Pa Kua Chuan.
  • About Michael Kessler
    Michael has been practicing and teaching the meditative martial arts of Aikido, Tai Chi Chuan, and Pa Kua Chuan— and their day-to-day applications— for over 25 years. As a master teacher, Michael has developed a simple process for teaching you the logic of the meditative martial arts, and shows you how to apply that understanding immediately to your day-to-day activities—without you having to spend 10 or more years learning and practicing in the traditional ways.

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    IMPORTANT: All information on this Web site is provided for educational use only and not meant to substitute for the advice of a local Oriental Medicine practitioner, biomedical doctor, experienced coach, or martial arts instructor.