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 techniques.

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 effective.


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:

Monday  7-9pm

Wednesday 7-9pm

Saturday 1-3pm


An interview with the Sensei is required for joining?

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 belt?

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.


Zen Meditation


What is the purpose of Zen meditation in the martial arts?

Without Zen meditation, martial art training is nothing more than aerobics in your pajamas.

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 Indianapolis?

Visit the contact page for information on joining.




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