Countdown to Inosanto: Interview with the Michigan Project

In this video, Guro Dan Inosanto sits down the Michigan Martial Arts Project and gets more into the academic side of things. This interview is quite recent, so it’s interesting to see Guro Dan reflect on how martial arts have changed over the years. Part two is available below the jump. Ready to learn something?

(Note: the volume on these videos are really low.)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nByz3N40OM?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Timeline:
0:15 – Rundown of martial arts he’s studied; “I haven’t finished my training. There’s a lot of areas I still need to work on.”
1:05 – Why it’s beneficial to cross-train in different arts
1:26 – On different cultural influences in the Filipino martial arts
3:22 – On what it means to be a coach and a teacher
4:55 – How different systems work for different people
6:01 – Difference between now and the ’60s-’70s
7:33 – Benefits to learning different arts even if you don’t use them

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-2qAnpaVTc?rel=0&w=480&h=390] Timeline:
0:15 – On appreciating different arts
1:35 – On the importance of research
3:45 – Martial arts are like taste in music
5:19 – On his place in martial arts
6:09 – “It’s not that one [art] is better — that’s what people like.”

The Kombat Arts Training Academy is proud to host Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto for a two-day seminar in April!

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When:
Saturday/Sunday April 9-10, 20119:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (with one hour break)

Where:
Kombat Arts Training Academy1110 Kamato Road, Units 7-11Mississauga, ON.

Cost:
$250 for entire weekend$125 for one day

Previously in the Countdown:
“Way of the Warrior” on Jeet Kune Do
“Way of the Warrior” on Eskrima
Black Belt interview, 1995
Always a student