So what exactly is a dojo?

This is usually the first question people ask when they hear the name “Disciple Dojo.” The basic answer is “A dojo is the place where you go to study and train in martial arts.”

Okay…but what does that have to do with discipleship?

Quite a good bit, actually! You see, growing in Christian Discipleship is similar training in the martial arts. If you don’t believe this, just ask the Apostle Paul–he says so himself in 1 Cor. 9:26-27. Like in the samurai dojo of ancient times, Christians have a Sensei (teacher), Jesus. We follow a Do (way), which is exactly what the earliest Disciples called the Christian faith (Acts 9:2). And we have a katana (sword), Scripture, which is sharper than any double-edged sword and able to cut not the body, but the soul itself (Hebrews 4:12).

Disciple Dojo was founded to be something of a theological dojo, where students of the Master can be Equipped, Engaged, and Empowered as they continue on the path to become more and more like the One they serve! 

Why We're Here

Disciple Dojo exists to:


Christians are to be prepared and stand for their faith. We equip members of the church both basic and difficult church theology so they may be prepared for dialogue.


Christians are not supposed to avoid difficult conversations with the culture. We engage people of all backgrounds and mindsets to create a dialogue in a divided country and world.


Throughout Scripture, we see a relentless call to care for the most vulnerable in society.  We empower kids and others in the Charlotte community.

Non-Profit Status

Disciple Dojo is 501c3 Non-Profit Organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. As such, all donations are tax-deductible. You can click below to donate online:

Or if you would prefer to support Disicple Dojo via check or money order you can send donations to:


P.O. BOX 432

Checks should be made out to “Disciple Dojo” and include either “General Funding“, “Ministry” or “RefugeeJitsu” in the memo line, depending on which aspect of the Dojo one prefers their gift be used for.