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Lancing C. England

Lance England began his training in the Martial Arts in 1978 in Shorin-Ryu Karate. In 1981 he began training in Isshin-Ryu Karate. In 1986 he began training in Satori-Ryu Iaido under Sensei’s Charles and Shelby Abbott who were students of Grandmaster Dale S. Kirby Sr. In 1991 Mr. England began training in Iaido as well as the other Budo Arts under the direct instruction of Grandmaster Dale S. Kirby Sr. He has earned honors that include induction into the World Sokeship Council’s International Martial Arts Hall of Fame, induction into the International Martial Arts Federation’s (IMAF) Hall of Fame, induction into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame (two times), and induction into the Satori-Ryu Budo Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Lance England holds the following rank: 9th Degree Black Belt in Satori-Ryu Iaido, a 7th Degree Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate, a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Muso-Shindo Jodo, Coaching Certification in AAU Karate and Instructor’s Certification in Kickboxing. In addition, he has developed three unique programs, one titled “In Control By Choice” which teaches skills to women who wish to take responsibility for their safety and life direction; and another called “Total Lifestyle Control” for individuals who wish to direct their own fitness program, diet and lifestyle, and “Don’t Bully Me”, a program for Elementary through High School Students designed to give them the strategies to deal with Bullying/Harassment Situations.

Lance England holds an Educational Specialists Degree in Administration and Supervision and has earned two Master of Science Degrees from the University of Tennessee. He achieved his first master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and the second in Elementary Education after earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Physical Therapy from Maryville College. Lance’s studies reflect his dedicated pursuits – fostering learning in others and facilitating health and fitness in those around him. Reaching beyond classroom instruction, Lance is a published author covering topics that include Athletic Injuries, Personal Training, Military Marksmanship and the Martial Arts. In addition to his accomplishments in the martial arts and in education, Lance served his country for 18 years in the United States Army Reserve. He is a Veteran of Desert Storm, in which he served as a Combat Medic. Lance held several different roles while serving in the Army including Basic Training Instructor and Combat Marksmanship Instructor.

At the present time, Mr. England is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the University of Tennessee, a Middle School Educator at Farragut Middle School in Knoxville, TN. and has taught for a collective 61 years. He is not only a published author but also a noted Speaker having presented numerous Research Projects as well as being the Keynote Speaker for different venues. A devoted husband and father, Lance is married with four children.


  • –present
    Instructor, University of Tennessee


  • 2014 
    Lincoln Memorial University, Ed.S. Administration and Supervision