Satori-Ryu Budo News

Satori-Ryu Budo Inc. Holds Senior Dan Rank Testing

By Lance England | Dec 10, 2023 |

Satori-Ryu Budo Inc. held Rank Testing for Senior Dan Rank.  The Rank Testing was conducted by Grandmaster Dale S. Kirby Sr. M.S., and Hanshi Lance England Ed.S., President of Satori-Ryu Budo Inc.  Rob Lowry and Alex Walton successfully completed the requirements to earn the rank of Go Dan, 5th Degree Black Belt. The Rank of…

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MIDDLE TENNESSEE CLASSIC

By Lance England | Dec 3, 2023 |

The Home Dojo of Satori-Ryu Budo Inc. partnered with Broadway Family Karate to form a Competition and Demonstration Team.  This Team which previously performed demonstrations at a Martial Arts Expo, traveled to Lebanon TN to compete in the PROMAC Middle Tennessee Classic.  For many of the Team it was their first foray into the world…

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I love swords, so I designed a course on how to use them to succeed in life Published: September 5, 2023 8.31am EDT

By Lance England | Sep 8, 2023 |

I was honored by the University of Tennessee by having an article that I wrote published in The Conversation. Here is that link: https://theconversation.com/i-love-swords-so-i-designed-a-course-on-how-to-use-them-to-succeed-in-life-211650 In addition, the University of Tennessee republished the article in The University of Tennessee Knoxville News. Here is the link: https://news.utk.edu/2023/09/06/the-conversation-i-love-swords-so-i-designed-a-course-on-how-to-use-them-to-succeed-in-life/ I really appreciate the honor bestowed on me by The…

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ROB LOWRY: A MODERN SAMURAI

By Lance England | Jul 24, 2023 |

Satori-Ryu Budo is the creation of my Sensei, Soke Dale Kirby, who trained under Japanese Masters in multiple styles of Martial Arts. The term Satori translates into “Spontaneous Enlightenment”. The term Budo translates to the way of the warrior. Being a warrior is not about fighting, it’s not about who is toughest in a fight.…

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ROCHELLE STILES: A MODERN SAMURAI

By Lance England | Jun 4, 2023 |

ROCHELLE STILES: A MODERN SAMURAISatori-Ryu Budo is the creation of my Sensei, Soke Dale Kirby, who trained under Japanese Masters in multiple styles of Martial Arts. The term Satori translates into “Spontaneous Enlightenment”. The term Budo translates to the way of the warrior. Being a warrior is not about fighting, it’s not about who is…

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RISK REDUCTION IN IAIDO

By Lance England | Nov 18, 2022 |

Iaido is the art of drawing the samurai sword. Iaido, as an art, is very focused on the inner, or spiritual, development of the student, because the physical skills demanded in Iaido require the advanced student to work with a live (sharpened) Japanese Katana, performing techniques at a fast rate. This in and of itself…

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GRANDMASTER DALE S. KIRBY SR. ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

By Lance England | Nov 7, 2022 |

For over five decades I have been both a Student and an Instructor of the Martial Arts.  It has been an incredible experience.  I have met and trained with so many wonderful people that have enriched my life so much.  For me, the study of the Martial Arts has been a spiritual journey, and one…

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2022 SATORI-RYU BUDO NATIONAL SEMINAR: RISK REDUCTION MODIFICATIONS FOR JAPANESE SWORDSMANSHIP

By Lance England | Jun 22, 2022 |

Satori-Ryu Budo, roughly translates into The Way of the Enlightened Warrior. The main focus of Satori-Ryu Budo is to enable the student to achieve Personal Goal Actualization. For some, this can become an insurmountable challenge. Through the study of the Martial Arts, an individual can identify their own personal path through life. But more importantly,…

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SUMMER SPECIAL

By Lance England | May 22, 2022 |

We currently have spaces available in our programs for the summer. Sign up for two months and get a third month free. Our staff is comprised of Certified Martial Arts and Fitness Professionals. Contact us and find out what we can do for you and your family.

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A MATTER OF TRUST

By Lance England | Mar 8, 2022 |

Grandmaster Kirby appointed me to the position of Hanshi of Satori-Ryu Iaido which included promotion to Hachi-Dan (8th Degree Black Belt).  Hanshi is awarded to an Instructor who is considered to demonstrate an excellent example for the younger students and Instructors in both performance and in behavior.  A Hanshi is expected to be a “teacher…

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