$50 /Month - No Contracts

​$100 /Month - Family Rate​

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How to Join Us

​​​The Shinwakan Dojo @ The Indianapolis Budokan (Martial Arts Center) is a traditional Budo Dojo. Few schools in the Indianapolis area offer the same depth of training in traditional Japanese martial arts. We offer classes in traditional Japanese Aikijujutsuand Iaido.

What makes a traditional martial arts Dojo ("Way Place") different from other schools? We emphasize the original, unaltered teachings and traditions of the various ryuha (schools) or arts we offer for study. This includes not only the physical techniques, but also the spiritual aspects, in addition to the language and formal etiquette (reishiki).


Study at a traditional Budo Dojo will fundamentally change a student's life. It will transform them into something completely new. The student (Deshi)  will not change the art to suit them; rather, the art will mold and shape them. Much like the forging of a traditional Japanese sword, students of our school begin as the raw material. Training shapes and tempers them, both physically and spiritually, until they become well-polished, razor sharp, and with the heart of a true warrior (Budoka). Many modern schools have devolved into simply teaching fighting for competition or exercise. This is not the way of traditional Japanese Budo.


The traditional Dojo will change your values, life goals, and attitude towards every aspect of your life. Are you ready to begin your journey? Contact us today.

All of the arts we offer for study have affiliations in Japan. Students may make training trips to Japan and as members of our school. We offer:



What We Offer

A Traditional Martial Arts Dojo

Our Mission

Indianapolis Martial Arts at the Shinwakan Dojo has a simple mission: to offer authentic training in traditional martial arts with lineages and current affiliations in Japan. We are one of the few schools in the Indianapolis area offering this breadth of training in traditional martial arts. 

Founder of the Indianapolis Martial Arts Center (Indianapolis Budokan) and Shinwakan Dojo is Andrew Bryant Sensei. He has studied the martial arts since 1983, and traditional Japanese martial arts since 1991. He has studied the arts of Aikido, Kendo, Aikijujutsu, Jujutsu, Iaido, Kenjutsu, and other arts. Bryant Sensei founded the Indianapolis Budokan in 1998, and holds senior black-belt ranks and instructor licenses in the arts taught within our school. He holds active membership in the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai (Japan) and Sekai Budo Hozonkai (USA). He may be contacted through our website.

His current ranks and licenses in the arts taught within our dojo are as follows:

  • ​Iaido, 6th-Dan Renshi
  • Aikijujutsu, 7th-Dan Menkyo Kaiden


Assistant Instructors:

Bryant Sensei is assisted by senior students, all ranked 1st-degree black belt or above



Traditional martial arts

School Location:

Indianapolis Martial Arts Center

2060 East 54th Street, Suite 7

Indianapolis, Indiana  46220

Email:  indybudokan@gmail.com

The Traditional Budo Dojo

Head Instructor, Andrew Bryant Sensei


Tuition / Dojo Fees

The first thing recommended for prospective students is to contact us and schedule an appointment to watch a class, prior to applying for membership. We request that you arrive on time and be respectful during your visit.


After your visit, you will need to fill out an application for membership to tell us a little more about you and speak with one of the  instructors. Once accepted, you will be given a list of what you will need to do prior to attending your first class.


If you have any questions, or wish to discuss our membership process, please don't hesitate to contact us.

For our traditional martial arts, or Aikijujutsu and Iaido, we hold membership within the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai (Greater Japan Sword Drawing Association) and Sekai Budo Hozonkai (World Martial Arts Preservation Association).