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Dan Inosanto: The Man, the Teacher, the Artist Hardcover – 1 May 2000

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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S. (1 May 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1581600798
  • ISBN-13: 978-1581600797
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,401,279 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sebastian Inosanto had no idea when he sailed to the United States from the Philippines during the early part of the 20th century that he was embarking on a source that would produce one of the world's most gifted martial artists and teachers-his son Dan Inosanto. Read the first page
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Format: Hardcover
With over 50 years in martial arts I had hoped for a more illuminating look into the life of Dan Inosanto. The photos were also disappointing. Full marks for putting in the effort to record Dan's life, I just wish we could have read more.
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For martial arts fans but mainly jeet kune do students this is a book will give a understanding the man who bruce lee choose to carry on his art. this books gives you the history before and after Dan Inosanto meet bruce lee and his own personal look on the martial arts
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8d7ffc9c) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x8d38260c) out of 5 stars Dan Inosanto - The Man, the Teacher, the Artist 19 Jun. 2000
By Christopher Herrman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I was very excited to see that a biography has been written about Guro Dan Inosanto. He has led (and continues to lead) a fascinating life and influences a great many people through his passion for the martial arts. This book is a pleasant read, serving as an overview to Guro Dan's life-long journey in the martial arts. Much of the information in this book will be familiar to those who have read other interviews with Guro Dan. It's no surprise, there are no secrets. His hard work, dedication and humility are expounded upon throughout the book. It is well researched, with an extensive bibliography, and contains excerpts from interviews with Guro Dan and many of his students. One of the most interesting sections of the book, in my opinion, is the partial list of his many teachers. Overall, a good, light read for a sunday afternoon.
Respectfully, Chris H. student: EEMD, Boston (JKD/FMA)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8df90108) out of 5 stars Could have been better 23 Sept. 2000
By Loren W. Christensen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a fair book about an extraordinary man and martial artist. Although I learned a few things about Dan Inosato that I didn't know from reading magazine articles, I wanted more. I was left feeling that the overall presentation was flat, almost lifeless at times.
Inasanto is an incredible, tireless martial arts master who is an icon in the martial arts world. I didn't feel that energy in this read and I was left wanting it.
The positives are that you will learn much about him, including some of his human weaknesses. But mostly you will learn that he is a driven man, who even now, in his 60s, is willing to be a student and learn from others.
I recommend this book, I just wish it had a little more spark.
Loren W. Christensen, author of FIGHTER'S FACT BOOK
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8d80642c) out of 5 stars A LONG overdue biography to the TRUE JKD man 11 July 2001
By David Quigley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Bruce Lee is amazing. He was before his time. Dan Inosanto, however, is beyond anything I have ever experienced. Having gone to seminars to train with the man himself, I can truly say this man is responsible for the JKD we know and also one of, if not THE, most well-read, experienced, and talented martial artist to date.
This book, although a LITTLE thin, is a wonderful read and addition to any martial artist's collection. He is, afterall, THE martial artist of our time. READ IT!!
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8d6fb2f4) out of 5 stars An excellent overview of an exceptional martial artist 18 July 2000
By Rob Pugh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is an excellent general biography of a great martial artist. It covers his life before and after Bruce Lee, touches on his progress since Lee's death and has some very interesting interviews and quotes. The book is a fine tribute to a humble, talented person and instructor.
HASH(0x8d6fb2b8) out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BOOK! 22 Jun. 2012
By John Borter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Dan Inosanto is an inspiration to us all, martial artists and non-martial artists alike! Although I have not had the fortune to meet the man as of yet, after reading this book, that is now one of my primary goals in the martial arts...to meet him, train with him, and thank him for all he has done for me and martial artists everywhere. This book gives depth, details, and history into one of the most positive, supportive, and quite simply nicest men in the world. Round that out with his ability as one of the most respected and amazing martial artists of all time, and its quite an impressive package. Get this book! And learn about the real Dan Inosanto, not just Bruce Lee's student and protege, but as the man himself. A true legend. You will not be disappointed.
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