Frequently Asked Questions
What is "The
Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis"?
The Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis is the premier
"adult only (18+)" exclusive martial art school in Indianapolis. Located on private
residential property, it is where Japanese martial arts and Zen meditation
is taught in the truest spirit of the Samurai.
The Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis is the last
of its kind.
What is taught at the Sensokan?
The Japanese martial
art of "Senso-Ryu" is taught at the Sensokan.
Senso-Ryu consists of the following:
Jujutsu (Jiujitsu) - The
classical unarmed striking and grappling system of the Samurai.
Aikijujutsu - An advanced
version of Jujutsu employing "Aiki" principles and control
Kenjutsu - The practice of
traditional Katana and bokken (sword & wooden sword). Also training
against modern weaponry such as gun and knife retention.
Zazen - The cultivation of the
mind through Zen meditation if one expects any of the above to be
The Art of Senso-Ryu
Do you teach children?
We only accept adults,18 years of age or older as
students. We rarely have anyone training under the age of 21.
What is the class schedule?
All classes are 2 hours long on:
An interview with the Sensei is required
Hanulak Sensei teaches out of his home and is
particular of whom he teaches. it is simply a way for Hanulak Sensei to determine if the
perspective student is a good fit for the dojo.
How long does it take to earn a black
The question should be "How long does it take to
become proficient in the art?". That of course depends solely on the
individual student and cannot be given a time table. A "black belt"
means nothing if the person wearing it cannot defend themselves.
What is the nature of the training?
Training is full contact dealing primarily with
multiple attack self-defense. Contact intensity varies with level of
ability but is always made.
The Sensokan is a dojo where the warrior arts are practiced.
Where men and women can hone their martial skills and their understanding of
themselves through deep introspection and hard training.
What is the purpose of Zen meditation in
the martial arts?
meditation, martial art training is nothing more than aerobics in
You will freeze in fear in a real altercation and none
of your techniques will be there. Zen calms the mind and allows
those techniques that you've learned to "come out" so to speak when you need them.
Bottom-line: The martial art training teaches
you the technique. Zen meditation helps you be able to execute those
techniques under duress when your life is in danger.
The dojo is on private residential property?
Following a tradition of over 800 years in Japan, the Sensokan Dojo is located inside
the Sensei's home.
Half the house is dedicated to the dojo. There is the traditional dojo area, a bathroom / changing area, and
outside training area.
There is no better way to train.
Outdoor training at the Sensokan
How do I Join the Sensokan Dojo
Visit the contact
page for information on joining.