When we bought mats for our house six months ago, we didn’t really have a good idea as to where to put them, and the only place with enough room was in the home office (which is really just a small area adjacent to the living room). With the office stuff in there, the mats barely fit, and without a door on the room, it was hard to keep the dogs off of them. It was kind of a pain to actually use the mats.
Now we’ve finally made the room fully functional, by moving the office out of there, and building a half-wall to enclose the mats. We put bamboo railing on the top part of the wall, and we also put a rail across the open side of the mat, to keep the dogs away. Now the room has become our own personal mini dojo, and I love it!
I never envisioned that one day I would have a room in my house dedicated to training martial arts, but now it just seems logical. I’m glad that Joe and I finally came up with a plan and implemented it (ok, he came up with the plan, and he also did most of the work). It’s been a nice project to work on this week while I’ve been sick and haven’t been able to make it to the actual dojo. Sometimes I find myself just wanting to go sit in there, because the room has such a nice vibe to me now. I believe our new room is going to get a lot of use!