Ted Hanulak Sensei
Ted Hanulak Sensei is the chief instructor at the Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis. Born and raised in New York City, his martial studies began in Karate as a child, Tae Kwon Do during his high school years, and Judo in college.
Richard Behrens Shihan
In 1983 Hanulak Sensei was introduced to Richard Behrens Shihan and his unique style of Japanese martial arts. Training was brutal and the discipline was strict. This was unlike anything Hanulak Sensei had experienced before in the martial arts. This was old school training in the tradition of the Samurai. Hanulak Sensei studied martial arts and Zen under Behrens Shihan from 1983-1992.
Police Academy mid 80's (Hanulak Sensei - First row far right light suit, Behrens Shihan - first row dark suit)
Ted Hanulak Sensei is a former decorated Police Officer who was awarded "Officer of the Year" in 1989 for "Outstanding Heroics and Dedicated Service". Hanulak Sensei has worked for the United States Department of Law Enforcement (Bureau of Indian Affairs) and has worked as a state licensed Private Investigator. He also spent many years as head of security / bouncers for various nightclubs in South Florida. During these years Hanulak Sensei relied heavily on his martial art training as well as the meditation.
Hanulak Sensei is currently serving as "Martial Art Educator" for the Peace Initiative Inc. The Peace Initiative, founded by Rabbi Ivan Browner, is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of teaching, sharing and expanding the experience of personal inner peace, spiritual fulfillment and awareness in a multi-denominational inclusive environment. www.peace-initiative.org
Through his life experiences Hanulak Sensei continues to evolve the martial arts of the Sensokan by blending the traditional aspects and continuing to progress the art to meet the demands of modern day self-defense. Having recently celebrated his 24th year teaching, Hanulak Sensei guides the Sensokan while stressing the traditional importance of the teacher/student relationship and the importance of learning Zen meditation along with a realistic form of self-defense.
SENSOKAN DOJO INDIANAPOLIS INSTRUCTORS
Current Instructors at the Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis under Ted Hanulak Sensei
Dominic Martin Senpai
Richard Denney Senpai
1972 - 2016