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 Senso-Ryu, the Japanese martial arts of:

Jujutsu - (aka "jiu jitsu") The unarmed art of the Samurai - striking, grappling, and throws.

Aikijujutsu - An advanced version of Jujutsu which involves the application of Aiki principles and control techniques.

Kenjutsu - The art of the sword - Bokken (wooden sword) and Katana (sword). We also teach defense against club, bat, knife and gun.

Zazen - Zen meditation for the cultivation of mind.


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.


How do I join the Sensokan?

The Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis is on private property. An interview is required with the Sensei to become a student. Email us to set up an appointment to interview with the Sensei.


How much is the tuition?

The tuition is $150 a month in cash for unlimited classes.

$300 is due at sign-up which covers the first 2 months. After the initial 2 months, tuition ($150) is paid monthly. No contracts.


What is the class schedule?

All classes are 2 hours a class. Monday 7-9pm, Wednesday 7-9pm, Saturday 1-3pm. New students are entitled to all classes but must attend at least 2 a week.


Kenjutsu training


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 training.


Zen Meditation


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.



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