The Sensokan offers a martial art system that
focuses on real world self defense taught in a traditional fashion.
It is taught by Ted Hanulak Sensei who draws from his real life
experiences in law enforcement and years of nightclub bouncing and security.
"Learning a Japanese martial art is much more than the mastery of a
physical technique. It is the development of "mizu no kokoro" -
"mind like water". This allows the mind to react to anything it is
confronted with, without fear or hesitation. This is the true path
of budo." - Ted Hanulak Sensei.
Ted Hanulak Sensei
Ted Hanulak Sensei is the head of the Japanese
martial art of Sensokan Jujutsu and chief instructor at the
Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis. Originally from New York City, his martial studies began in Tae Kwon Do before moving to Florida where he studied Judo at the University level. Hanulak Sensei found that during his studies thus far there had been something missing and in a coincidental encounter was introduced to Richard Behrens Shihan. Behrens Shihan became his primary teacher where he was taught
martial arts along with Zen meditation from 1983-1992.
Hanulak Sensei is a former decorated Sunrise (Ft.
Lauderdale) FL. Police Officer who was awarded "Officer of the Year" in 1989 for
"Outstanding Heroics and Dedicated Service". He has worked for the United States Department of Law Enforcement
(Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation) and is a Licensed Private Investigator for the State of Florida. He also spent many years as the head of security
/ bouncer for various nightclubs in South Florida. During these years Hanulak Sensei relied heavily on his
martial art training as well as the meditation.
Through his life experiences Hanulak Sensei
continues to evolve the martial arts of the Sensokan by blending the traditional aspects of
Sensokan Jujutsu while continuing to progress the art to meet
the demands of modern day self-defense. Having recently celebrated his 20th
year teaching (1992-2012) 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.
under Ted Hanulak Sensei
Richard Denney Senpai
Dominic Martin Senpai