Satori-Ryu Iaido at the University of Tennessee

My program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is ONE OF, IF NOT THE, Longest Running Martial Arts Program in the United States. For a glimpse into that program, click on the following link: https://philservello.wordpress.com/2021/04/02/ut-teaching-students-to-be-samurai/

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April Schedule

For the month of April, our schedule will be per our normal schedule with the following exceptions:4/3 Closed due to the Easter Holiday4/15 Rank Testing: Little Samurai4/17 Satori-Ryu Budo Monthly Training4/17 Rank Testing: All Styles If you are interested in learning about the Samurai Sword, Self-Defense, or becoming the best version of you possible, please…

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Satori-Ryu Budo Announces Midwest Regional Director

Dale S. Kirby Sr., Soke and Lance England Hanshi take great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Jerry Cichon Sensei as the Midwest Regional Director for Satori-Ryu Budo. We look forward to an exciting future together. If you are interested in learning about the Samurai Sword, contact us at satoriryubudo@yahoo.com.

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SATORI-RYU IAIDO

What is Satori Ryu Iaido? Satori-Ryu Iaido was developed due to a recognized need for a quality school of instruction in the art of Iaido in the United States and with the permission from the All Japan Iaido Federation. Iaido is the art of drawing the Samurai Sword, which as an Art, is focused on…

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Quarrantined

During the recent holidays I was tested for Covid-19 because I was going to visit family members who are elderly. I work with students of all ages, and I always try to follow the recommended guidelines, including social distancing and wearing a mask, so I was dumbfounded when I was informed that I was positive…

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OKLAHOMA CITY SEMINAR

Recently, Lance England Ed.S., was invited to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to lead a seminar in Satori-Ryu Iaido, a Traditional Japanese Sword Art that he currently teaches at the University of Tennessee as well as at Lance England Martial Arts.  Hanshi England is the second ranking individual in Satori-Ryu Iaido and was awarded the title of…

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Non-Participation

Ideally, the best way to start the day is with meditation, which for those of us who so choose, includes prayer. This enables us to focus on who we are and what our goals for the day are. It brings us into touch with our spiritual level (the article “The Satori Lifestyle” goes into great…

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Return to Baseline Part 2

I’m sure that we all are hearing and saying the same things… I wish everything would get back to normal… I can’t wait until everything will get back to normal… But, will we ever get back to the normal that we once knew? Who really knows when or if we will ever return to the…

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AMAA RADIO WITH PROFESSOR GARY LEE

On Monday 7/20, I was interviewed by Professor Gary Lee of the American Martial Arts Alliance. During the interview he asked me about teaching at the University of Tennessee and what it was like teaching traditional Martial Arts in a collegiate setting. He then invited me to be a guest on his talk show, AMAA…

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Return To Baseline Part 1

Baseline is defined as a normal state. At this time we are all in the process of returning to Baseline, in other words, we are in the process of trying to return to our normal state of affairs. All of us have been impacted to a certain extent by the shutdowns. So, we are now…

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