Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

What is the Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis? 
The Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis is an extremely unique place for adults-only (18+)., The martial art dojo is located on private residential property. It has been in operation, in Indianapolis, for 20 years (1999-2019).

What do you teach at the Sensokan?
We teach the Japanese martial art of Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu which translates to "War Style Art of Spirit & Harmony". Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu was founded in the mid 1960's by R. Behrens Shihan, It is one of the most well rounded and complete systems of realistic self-defense available today. 

Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu consists of:

JUJUTSU - Empty hand striking, grappling, joint manipulations.
AIKIJUJUTSU - Advanced form of Jujutsu applying "aiki" principles and control techniques to aggressive multiple attack scenarios. 
KENJUTSU - Art of the Japanese sword, jo staff, tanto (knife).
ZAZEN - Zen meditation.

​Do you teach children?
We do not teach children. We only accept students 18 years or older. Due to the nature of the training, a certain level of maturity is required.


 

How much is the tuition?


The tuition is $100 a month in cash. $200 is due at sign-up

which covers the first 2 months. After the first 2 months are up,

the student then simply pays the $100 a month. No contacts, no

 hidden fees.

What is the class schedule?


We hold classes every Saturday from 12PM - 3PM (3 hours).

The new student is required to attend every Saturday. Failure

 to do so will result in expulsion from the Sensokan. No

excuses are accepted. If you are a busy person, work on

Saturdays, etc., do not bother joining us.

 


The Sensokan Dojo resides inside the Sensei's home?
The Sensokan dojo is located inside the Sensei's house. It is a full size traditional Japanese martial art dojo, complete with state of the art polyurethane tatami mats and wooden walls designed to "give" to prevent injury.

​There is a bathroom / changing area, an office for dokusan (private meeting) with Sensei, and a private parking area. There is also an outdoor meditation / training area. There is no better way to train.

 

Why do you teach Zen meditation with the martial arts?
Zen meditation has been taught with the traditional martial arts since the days of feudal Japan. If you want the martial art that you study to be effective in a life threatening situation, you have to be relatively "calm" at the moment of danger. If not, you will freeze in fear and all your techniques that you have learned will not be there for you. You achieve this through daily Zen meditation.


Bottom-line: The martial art teaches you the self defense technique but the Zen meditation training allows the technique to "come out", so to speak, when needed.

 

How do I join the Sensokan?


If you are interested in joining the Sensokan, simply show up on

 any Saturday with $200 in cash. Follow the following instructions

:
1. Arrive at the Dojo on any Saturday at 12PM sharp


2. Park in the rear of the residence


3. Knock on the door under the wooden walkway


4. Leave you cellphone in your car.

You can watch some of the class and then interview with the

 Sensei. Come prepared to join with $200 in cash. We do not

 have a phone or email so there is no reason or ability to contact

 us before hand. Just simply follow the above instructions. 

 

 

 

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