Traditional Dojo

Traditional Dojo


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Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 2000
  • Recruitment capacity (units in training): +1
  • Enables recruitment of Rank 1 shinobi

Clan Effects

  • -1 to modernisation (clan development)


Ancient wisdom should guide a sword.

A traditional dojo trains young men in the skills required of the samurai. It enables the recruitment of "old fashioned" units and agents. The word "dojo" means "the place of the way"; it is a formal setting for a particular art, not even necessarily combat related. For samurai extensive training and constant practice was absolutely necessary, and a dojo of some kind was almost required, even if this was only a courtyard set aside for the work. While all swords require skill from the user, the katana makes greater demands than other weapons. Kenjutsu, the art of using a sword, could take decades to truly master. More relevant to the samurai of the Tokugawa Shogunate were specialised skills such as iaijutsu, a self-defence technique of drawing and striking with the sword in the same instant. This skill had forms that could be used in defence even when sitting down to dinner!