By Audrey Cleo Yap. When it comes to martial arts and cinema, Bruce Lee is an icon. Jeet Kune Do is a philosophy of martial arts drawing from different disciplines invented by Lee that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts MMA. Inosanto continues to practice and teach it today. Inosanto has not yet seen the film but says that from his memories of Lee on a working set, he never saw the San Francisco-born, Hong Kong-raised actor being braggadocious or engaging in scraps for the sake of showing off.
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Most modern martial artists know Dan Inosanto as a first-generation student of Bruce Lee and one of the world's premier jeet kune do instructors. What many don't know is that Inosanto has been an integral part of other corners of the martial arts community and a key player in martial arts history for more than four decades.
Presented below are 11 little-known facts about the master's involvement in our universe. Her name is Diana Lee Inosanto, and in addition to being a skilled martial artist and a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame , she's an accomplished filmmaker. Among her movies is The Sensei The same year, Inosanto released a Super 8 film that covered angles of attack, trapping and use of the short staff. He studied under, among others, Col.
Nattapong Buayam , a former Thai special-forces instructor. According to Black Belt contributing editor Dr. The global pandemic of COVID has altered our day-to-day lives, including how we are able to train. However, many classes can be taught outdoors with a limited number of students.
As you head off to train, there are several things within your power to help reduce the spread and risk of infection associated with the coronavirus. It is imperative we all play our part to overcome the pandemic. When taekwondo master Rondy McKee gives a keynote speech, it's standing room only.
Her tips on marketing and advertising are worth their weight in gold. Consider this update Black Belt received right before going to press:. I provide different services specific to the needs of the particular school or organization. One of the issues I worked on this morning in Germany was that many martial arts schools there can't get into public schools, so what can they do?
I provided them with details and materials outlining how I overcame that same problem at my school in North Carolina. It's a strategy that would make Bruce Lee proud. Attesting to the depth of her knowledge, she recently conducted a clinic on how to build your own building using her school as an example. History: Seventeen years ago, McKee created one of the largest and most successful schools in the world.
It is an immaculate 24,square-foot structure with a koi pond in the sitting area, situated on 3. McKee's journey to Germany wasn't the only update she had. We downsized to a smaller school I'd built a few years ago. My husband and I are moving to an exotic beach in Mexico.
We decided that if my senior students can run the school, I can oversee them and run my marketing business on the internet. So why couldn't I do all that while sitting on a beach? McKee's new home is an old resort that resembles a castle perched atop a mountain surrounded by jungle, and it's accessible only by boat. She aptly dubbed her new digs "The Jungle House. I don't think anybody ever regrets enjoying life early, but you will regret it if you don't enjoy life until it's too late.
Despite her apparent emphasis on running the business she built, the martial arts don't get short shrift under McKee. Her taekwondo students are certified through Kukkiwon, South Korea's headquarters for the art. And her hapkido students are recognized by the Korea Hapkido Federation, the nation's most respected organization for the style.
If you're wondering how she crafted those Korean connections, know that she used to live in the East Asian nation, where she taught English while studying martial arts. A few months from now when she isn't chasing pumas off her deck, you'll be likely to find McKee sprucing up the place in between teaching beach-view classes, all while overseeing her school and her clients on her laptop — and watching the sun set on a perfectly executed exit plan.
As of today, that exit plan includes being named Black Belt's Woman of the Year. Either that or Chatri is a genius because what he and his crew are serving up is resonating not only with fight fans in Asia but also with traditional and eclectic martial arts practitioners around the world.
As evidence, note that ONE is seeing consistently growing audiences, and it's the subject of weekly stories in mainstream outlets touting its unparalleled success and preaching the gospel of Chatri.
The following quote sums up the philosophy of the man and the org rather nicely: "The word 'MMA' is now synonymous with martial arts, [and] the general public thinks of MMA as blood sport, violence, hatred, controversy. Literally from day one, my mission for ONE Championship [has been] to unleash the real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength and inspiration.
In a nutshell, that's why ONE is riding a rocket into the stratosphere. Not surprisingly, the path along which Chatri is guiding the promotion grew out of his plus years in the arts. It gives you so many skills, so many values to apply to the rest of your life. More and more people — martial artists as well as business leaders — are listening to what Chatri has to say on a variety of subjects.
As the CEO of Asia's largest global sports entity, he possesses a gravitas that's rare in the martial arts, one that's refreshingly in line with the principles all practitioners hold dear. Of course his philosophical bent doesn't preclude him from growing ONE. His expansion plans don't stop with MMA, however, and what he has in mind could be even more intriguing for traditional martial artists everywhere.
That's because Chatri intends to feature on his cards — and eventually organize events around — other combat sports, including karate, kung fu, taekwondo, lethwei and submission grappling. But I want to present it in a way that millennials can enjoy genuinely, hence allowing martial arts to become truly mainstream. Which is why he is Black Belt's Man of the Year.
Here are some fun facts about the acclaimed Filipino-American martial artist, who was a student of both Ed Parker and Bruce Lee. Dan Inosanto has a famous daughter. Dan Inosanto has an authorized biography. Dan Inosanto has acted in numerous films in addition to Game of Death and has done stunts and choreography for many more. Dan Inosanto has been a fixture in Black Belt since His most recent cover appearance was on the January issue.
Don't miss a single issue of the world largest magazine of martial arts. Queen of All Moves. Do you want to maximize your self defense skills? Learn the game of combat chess and most importantly the queen of all moves. Allow me to intercept those who would object to the title of this article. I'm not claiming that there's a secret move, shortcut or hack that will give you the edge in any fight.
Even if there was an ultimate weapon or strategy, you likely would avoid it because you. Rather, they're able to adapt to all styles, systems, situations and circumstances. JKD, of course, is the result of Bruce Lee's search for the truth of combat, and part of that truth is that those who have mastered attacking the eyes and groin while weaponizing their awareness will have a distinct advantage in a street fight. Simply put, it's the fastest, most effective strike in the martial arts.
It can be found in all traditional styles and reality-based self-defense systems. When you inhale and exhale, feel your abdomen expand and contract. Now focus on the still point of the breath, the pause between an inhalation and exhalation and between an exhalation and inhalation. During the pauses, direct your intention to your heartbeat. Feel the sensation as it ripples throughout your body like a stone rippling on a pond.
If you try to expand the duration of your still points too quickly, you'll introduce tension in your body. Your mind will start to panic because it thinks you're dying due to lack of air. Rest assured you're not going to die.
Instead, smile, relax and let go of the tension. Don't force this. As you practice and relax into it, the time between breaths will increase naturally, and you'll develop internal awareness. Once this becomes comfortable, expand your awareness outside your body and listen to the sounds in the room. You need to extend your spatial awareness outward toward the six directions: forward and backward, left and right, and up and down.
Extend your awareness by putting your intention and attention on these directions, and you'll be operating from the center of space. Remember that your awareness is a full degrees, not just what's in front of you. Concentrate on extending your attention into the six directions. Let your awareness envelope the entire room. If it seems difficult, do two directions at a time until you feel comfortable, then integrate the others. All that's left is internal and external awareness, which merge into one "noticing awareness.
You'll create a new reference point, which is the center of time and space. His goal in the first round is to hit you 30 percent of the time while feeding you 70 percent of the time. In the second round, he switches to hitting you 70 percent of the time and feeding you 30 percent. Your objective is to move, watch and breathe.
When moving, reposition your feet, head and hands as one unit. When watching, extend your awareness in all six directions. When breathing, don't tense up or hold your breath. Keep Reading Show less. You should arrive washed and ready to work. Proper hygiene is the first line of protection against viruses and infection. This will help to mitigate any exposure you may have come in contact with along the way.
The recommendations vary by location, so be sure to stay up-to-date on your community's best practices. Until distancing restrictions are lifted, you can stay active and sharp with these exercises.
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Most modern martial artists know Dan Inosanto as a first-generation student of Bruce Lee and one of the world's premier jeet kune do instructors. What many don't know is that Inosanto has been an integral part of other corners of the martial arts community and a key player in martial arts history for more than four decades. Presented below are 11 little-known facts about the master's involvement in our universe. Her name is Diana Lee Inosanto, and in addition to being a skilled martial artist and a member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame , she's an accomplished filmmaker. Among her movies is The Sensei The same year, Inosanto released a Super 8 film that covered angles of attack, trapping and use of the short staff. He studied under, among others, Col.
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Dan Inosanto began training in martial arts at the age of 11 receiving instruction from his uncle who first taught him traditional Okinawan Karate and later also Judo and Jujutsu. He was a student of Ed Parker , from whom he received a shodan rank in American Kenpo. The film I Am Bruce Lee provided Inosanto an opportunity to reveal a little-known fact about the friendship the two men shared. Inosanto was teacher to Bruce Lee, introducing him to nunchaku. Inosanto explained that he introduced the weapon to Lee, taught him the basics and some exercises to get him started on his weapons training.