Burner Dojo in Black Rock City 2022

“We’re on our way home, [doo-doo-doo]
We’re on our way home, [doo-doo-doo]
We’re going home…”
—John Lennon & Paul McCartney

Burner Dojo is the home of Quantum Martial Arts in Black Rock City. We live the 10 Principles of Burning Man year-round at our nonprofit community Dojo in San Francisco, CA. Radical Inclusion. Gifting. Radical Self-reliance. Decommodification. Radical Self-expression. Community Effort. Civic Responsibility. Participation. Immediacy. Leaving No Trace.

We bring our martial arts tenets to the Playa. Courtesy. Integrity. Perseverance. Self-control. Indomitable Spirit.

We support Burning Man’s R.I.D.E. initiative, and Burner Dojo is Radically Inclusive, Diverse, and Equitable. We’re queer-friendly and BIPOC-represented. We’re a hate-free zone and bullying is not allowed. We’re family-friendly and offer some classes just for Kids!

The Burner Dojo offers burners a space to have a conversation with their own bodies, and in relationship with other bodies and with music. We promote play, connection, spontaneity, movement, and rest.

By sharing the training experience of martial arts, yoga, meditation, dance, and sound immersion, we provide a safe space for seekers to heal and grow through moving the body in powerful ways.

> > We’re seeking partnerships with other teachers and groups to use our mat: Bring your group and teach your class. < <

We build a 16×24′ stretched canvas mat supported by foam rubber and a sprung-wood floor. We’re working up an epic shade structure. Our mat is a barefoot, mindful space for movement arts classes taking place during daylight hours (no night-lighting). There are some restrictions for classes on our mat that we will ask guest teachers enforce, such as: no spikes or metal on costumes, no facepaint, bodypaint, or glitter on the mat, no nudity while in a class open to the public, no excessive intoxication that could injure other participants. The max class size that will comfortably fit on the mat is about 20–24 people. Some good fits could be: AcroYoga, Capoeira, Aikido, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, gymnastics, dance, *your creative vision that aligns with ours. We are not permitted for fire.

Please email amy@quantumsf.org if you would like to connect to offer a class on our schedule. (See below for timeslot openings).

We’re excited to return to the Playa in 2022, and have a wonderful weeks’ schedule in the making offering movement arts classes several times daily for all ages. Stay tuned for the exact confirmed line-up, plus our address location in Black Rock City, later in the Summer. For now, our proposed schedule looks like:

All classes are daily, Monday–Friday

7:30–8am :: Meditation
10–11am :: Kids Karate
11:30am–1pm :: Yoga / Ecstatic Dance / Sound Healing crystal bowls
4–6pm :: Martial arts classes (Adult focus)
Evenings :: Dance party

Also in 2022 we’re honored to host Black Rock City’s first-ever Kumite!
Send your camp’s best fighter to compete for the Playa-wide Championship Title! Family-friendly!