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 one of the last
of its kind.
What is taught at the Sensokan?
We teach the Japanese martial arts of:
- The unarmed art of the Samurai - striking, grappling, and throws.
- An advanced version of Jujutsu with Aiki principles and control
- The art of the sword - Bokken (wooden sword) and Katana (sword).
We also teach defense against club, bat, knife and gun.
- Zen meditation for the cultivation of
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.
What is the nature of the training?
We try to make the training as realistic
as possible in a safe, controlled environment. The training is
always full contact with full speed attacks, with
the aggressiveness scaling as the skill advances.
We firmly believe that you will respond to
an attack in real life like you train in the dojo. In other words,
if you are training with "slow motion attacks" or "light contact"
you will have a hard time handling a real attack because you are not
use to training against a real full speed attack.
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
What is the purpose of Zen meditation with the martial arts?
Martial arts training without an internal training such a s Zen is
nothing more than aerobics in your PJ's. If the mind is
not relatively calm at the moment of danger, your techniques will
not come out. You will freeze in fear.
The martial art training
teaches you the technique, but the mindfulness training allows you
to be able to perform those techniques when you are under duress.
The dojo is on private residential property?
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.
How do I Join the Sensokan Dojo
Visit the contact
page for information on joining.