Oh No...this is awful
the most terrible thing there is to lose a blood,sweat and tears, dojo and all the great memories with it.
Hopefully Ric will have enough Insurance coverage to replace it with even a more beautiful dojo.
I know the feeling, because once my old dojo, that felt like it was part of me in more ways I can begin to describe, was razed to the ground along with the old building it was in...when a bank bought it and knocked it down to build a stupid looking bank branch in its place.
I must admit that I cried
To this day I have dreams of it...dreams of my class packed with great students...actually suspended in the middle of the street at the same third floor height my dojo was.