Ted Hanulak Sensei
The current head of the Japanese martial art of Senso-Ryu
Aikijujutsu and chief instructor at the Sensokan Dojo
Indianapolis is Ted Hanulak Sensei. Born and raised in New
York City, his martial arts experiences began in Karate-do
as a child, Tae Kwon Do in high school, and Judo in college.
In 1983 Hanulak Sensei began his training under Richard
Behrens Shihan in Senso-Ryu and Zen. He studied for 9 years
and began teaching in 1992.
Richard Behrens Shihan
Hanulak Sensei is a former decorated Police Officer, who received
"Officer of the Year" in 1989 for "Outstanding heroics and dedicated
service". He also was a state licensed private investigator and
private security specialist. His years in law enforcement and
security was an excellent opportunity for "hands-on" experience in
actual self defense.
Police Officer of The Year 1989
Police Academy - Behrens Shihan, first row right side dark suit.
Hanulak Sensei, first row right side, light suit.
Hanulak Sensei also spent many years running bouncer programs
in various bars and nightclubs, where many of his personal students
were bouncers. His specialty was ensuring that the patrons where not
injured. Thus protecting the patron and the liquor license.
Hanulak Sensei continues to carry on Behrens Shihan's teaching at
the same time evolving it based on his own personal experiences. As
he enters his 27th year of teaching, his goal is to pass on the art
to those who will continue it into the future. Traditional training
for the modern world.
Licensed Senso-Ryu Instructors under Ted Hanulak Sensei
William Shogran has been a student under Hanulak Sensei for 25
years. He teaches in Melbourne, Florida and is a Florida Highway
Patrol officer (FHP).
Richard Denney Senpai has been a student under Hanulak Sensei for 19
years. He is a security specialist and a state of Indiana certified
Dominic Martin Senpai has been a student under Hanulak Sensei for 16
years and is the current acting Senpai (head student) at the
Indianapolis Dojo. He is an Assistant Federal Defender for the state
Brad W, Lee has been a student under Hanulak Sensei for 16 years.
He is an instructor at the Honbu dojo in Indianapolis and also
BLACK BELT STUDENTS
1992 - 2019
Brad W. Lee
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