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
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
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?
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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