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 art of Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu and Zen meditation is taught in the truest spirit of the Samurai.

The Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis is the last of its kind.

 

What is "Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu"?

Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu is a "gendai" mixed martial art taught at the Sensokan, founded late 1960's, "Senso-Ryu" translates to "War style" and "Aikijujutsu" translates to "Art of spirit and harmony". Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu is a well rounded system consisting of striking, throws, immobilizations, and weapons.

 

 

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?

Classes for new students are every Monday 7-9pm, Wednesday 7-9pm, and Saturday 1-3pm. New students must attend at least 2 classes every week. No exceptions.

 

Do I need prior experience in the martial arts or Zen meditation?

Experience is not required but always welcomed.

   

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 does a typical class consist of?

Each class begins with 25 min of formal Zen meditation. The class then continues with stretching, reflex exercises, Ukemi waza (rolling and falling practice), throwing of strikes and kicks, lesson of the day(techniques, throws, weapons, etc.), multiple attack training for the advanced students. and discussion.

 

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

Without Zen meditation training, martial arts 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.

 

How do I join the Sensokan Dojo?

Visit the contact page for further information.

 

 

 

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