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 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
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
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.
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.