Dan Inosanto

Dan Inosanto



Dan Inosanto is a renowned martial artist, actor, and author from the Philippines. He is best known for his work on the Bruce Lee films, The Game of Death and Enter the Dragon. Inosanto was born on June 24, 1936 in Manila, Philippines. His parents were immigrants from China. Inosanto was exposed to martial arts at a young age, learning from his father who was a practitioner of the Filipino martial art of Kali, as well as a student of Bruce Lee.

Inosanto began training in martial arts at age eight, and by age 12, he had earned his black belt in Judo. He later trained in other martial arts disciplines such as taekwondo, karate, and the Indonesian martial art of Silat. Inosanto was also a student of Bruce Lee and trained with him for four years. During this time, Inosanto had the privilege of appearing in several of Lee’s films, including The Game of Death and Enter the Dragon.

Inosanto is a master of several martial arts disciplines and is renowned for his skill in the Filipino martial arts of Kali and Eskrima. He is also proficient in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Jeet Kune Do. He has taught martial arts to Hollywood celebrities such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. Inosanto has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including The Octagon, Martial Law, and The Hunted.

In addition to his martial arts and acting career, Inosanto is also an author. He has written several books on martial arts, including The Filipino Martial Arts, The Art of Filipino Stick Fighting, and The Filipino Martial Arts Revolution. He has also written books on philosophy and nutrition.

Inosanto is a highly respected martial artist and teacher. He has been inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Inosanto continues to teach martial arts and appear in films, and recently appeared in the Netflix series, Wu Assassins.

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