Ted Hanulak Sensei

Ted Hanulak Sensei is the current head of the martial art of Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu and 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 Senso-Ryu, 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.

Ted Hanulak Sensei currently serves as a member of the Asian Arts Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).

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 26th 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.



  Current Instructors in Senso-Ryu Aikijujutsu at the Sensokan Dojo Indianapolis under Ted Hanulak Sensei



Dominic Martin Senpai


Richard Denney Senpai



Brad Lee





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