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 Gendai budo and Zen meditation is taught in the truest spirit of the Samurai.

There are no children, no tournaments, no colored belts, no contracts, No nonsense - only traditional training.

The Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis is the last of its kind.



What is taught at the Sensokan Dojo?

JUJUTSU - The original empty hand martial art of the Samurai dealing with striking, grappling and joint locks.

AIKIJUJUTSU - The advanced form of Jujutsu dealing with projections (throws), defense against multiple attacks and the higher level control techniques.

KENJUTSU - Weapon training with traditional weapons such as bokken (wooden sword) and Katana (sword). We also train in defense against knife, club and firearm.

ZAZEN - Zen meditation for the cultivation of mindfulness and the ability to execute the martial art techniques in stressful, real situations.


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 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 not for everyone. Most people today are looking for new and interesting ways to "work-out" and "socialize". The Sensokan Dojo has nothing to do with exercising and socializing. It is a true 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?

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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