TED HANULAK SENSEI
The current head of the Japanese martial art of Senso-Ryu 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 the Japanese martial art of Senso-Ryu and the ancient
discipline of Zen meditation. Hanulak
Sensei studied for 9 years under the Shihan and began teaching
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.
In the late 90's Hanulak Sensei was head of security at various
nightclubs running the bouncer programs. He specialty was
training the bouncers to not hurt the patrons and to protect the
establishments liquor licenses. Many of the bouncers were his
personal students. Ultimately his training in Senso-Ryu and Zen
was key in this endeavor.
Richard Behrens Shihan
continues to carry on Behrens Shihan's teaching at the same
time evolving it based on his own personal experiences. As
he enters his 28th 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.
SENSO-RYU INSTRUCTORS UNDER TED HANULAK SENSEI
William Shogran has been
a student under Hanulak Sensei for 26 years. He teaches in
Melbourne, Florida and is a Florida Highway Patrol officer
Richard Denney Senpai has been a student under Hanulak Sensei
for 20 years. He is a security specialist and a state of Indiana
certified police officer.
Dominic Martin Senpai has
been a student under Hanulak Sensei for 17 years and is the
current acting Senpai (head student) at the Indianapolis Honbu
Dojo. He is an Assistant Federal Defender for the State of
Brad Lee has been a student under Hanulak Sensei for 16 years.
He is an instructor at the Honbu dojo in Indianapolis.