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.
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 "Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu"?
Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu is the name of the martial
art taught at the Sensokan, founded by Richard Behrens Shihan in the
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 "mixed martial art" consisting of
striking, throws, immobilizations, and weapons.
We only accept adults,18 years of age or older as
students. We rarely have anyone training under the age of 21.
How much is the tuition?
There is no monetary
charge for lessons. All we ask for is dedication and loyalty to the
training and dojo. Donations - (cleaning, bathroom supplies, etc.)
are always welcomed but not required.
We have learned over the decades that money
doesn't guarantee a quality student. In fact, the opposite is
usually true. Hanulak Sensei's goal is to pass on the art to those
who are worthy, not based on economic standing but rather person
integrity and dedication.
A uniform (gi) is required when the student
joins. It is purchased outside of the dojo. Details will be
discussed during interview.
What is the class schedule?
Classes for new students are every Monday and Wednesday 7-9pm. New
students must attend both classes every week. No exceptions.
Do I need prior experience in the
martial arts or Zen meditation?
No experience is required.
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 20 min of formal
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.) and discussion.
What is the purpose of Zen meditation in
the martial arts?
meditation training, martial arts is nothing more than aerobics in
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?