Shihan Lenzi was born on November 2, 1956 in Manhassett, New York. He joined the Mt. Kisco branch Dojo under the direction of Shihan Tamano in 1972 and received the rank of Shodan in 1974. Shihan Lenzi conducted classes at Norwich University and Manhattanville College before opening the Buchanan Dojo in 1980.
He was later appointed USA Representative by Master Toguchi for Shorei-Kan Karate and USA Representative for Shorei-Kai Kobudo by Shihan Tamano.
Shihan Lenzi has traveled to study, demonstrate and teach Shorei-Kan Karate throughout the USA, Guatemala, France, Italy and Japan. Shihan Lenzi currently holds the rank of 7th Dan Black Belt in Karate and 5th Dan Black Belt in Kobudo. Shihan Lenzi has published many articles on Goju-Ryu Karate in a number of international magazines and has assisted in the writing of several books including Advanced techniques of Shorei-Kan Karate published by Black Belt Magazine
Shihan Lenzi continues to study under Shihan Tamano, as his most senior student. He oversees the USA Organization and conducts classes at the USA Headquarters and throughout the United States, South and Central America