Dan Inosanto

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Dan Inosanto (born July 24 1936) is a famous Filipino American martial arts teacher from California. He teaches Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto Kali, grappling, Muay Thai, Silat and other arts at his Marina del Rey school, the Inosanto Academy. He was an instructor for Ed Parker in American Kenpo Karate before becoming a senior student of Bruce Lee. Inosanto also studied with dozens of martial art masters elsewhere in the United States as well as in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and Europe. After Bruce Lee's death, he has become the principal spokesperson for Jeet Kune Do. He has had minor roles in a number of movies, including Game of Death (1978).

Inosanto continues to teach and conduct seminars worldwide. He has been directly responsible for introducing many prominent martial artists, including Pendekar Paul de Thouars, Edgar Sulite, Ajarn Chai, Leo Gaje, Herman Sawanda, and Maung Gyi to the general martial arts community.

Notable students of Dan Inosanto include Burton Richardson, Larry Hartsell, Jeff Imada, Paul Vunak, Chris Kent, Tim Tackett, Mark Stewart, Steve Grody, Eric Paulson and Steve Tarani. In addition, the full contact stick fighting organization known as "The Dog Brothers" emerged from the Inosanto Academy.


References

  • Perry Kelly (2000). Dan Inosanto: The Man, The Teacher, The Artist, Paladin Press. ISBN 1581600798.


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