February 4, 2014 – Happy Birthday Khayman!
Eddie – October 5
Ajarn Surachai Sirisute – October 16
Kimlee – October 18
Tsuyoshi – October 31
Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance
Happy Birthday to Judy Shepard!
Many thanks to all of you who sent birthday wishes!
Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.
– Guro Dan & Paula Inosanto
Here are a couple more belated birthday wishes Guro!
by Don Garon
I have been thinking a lot about you lately and decided to write you a thank you note.
2013 is a special year for me in two big ways. First, I will turn 60 this year. Second, and much more important, is that this year marks my 30th year of training with you.
I want you to know that for 30 years you have been a constant source of inspiration for me.
You inspire me to be a better teacher because I have never met a teacher that can engage a group better than you. Every time I take a class from you, I look for those little things you do to get the class to ‘buy in’ to what you are saying. Whenever one of my guys comes up and says thanks to me for a ‘good class’, they are thanking you too.
by Rick Young
Happy 77th birthday Guro Inosanto from myself and your students from all over the world. I know at this time you will be receiving many birthday wishes from those who care for you and love you both within the US and in other continents and countries. The wide spectrum and depth of these well wishes and the love shown in them is a huge acknowledgment, thank you, and testament to, how much you have lead, motivated, inspired and taught generation upon generation with a humility and generosity matched only by an incredible devotion to the arts and love of life. You are admired and loved across the globe for who you are and your wonderful sense of humanity both within the martial arts field and outside of it.
As one of your students for over thirty years I can honestly say it has been one of my greatest privileges to have had you in my life from a very early age. Your influence both within and outside of martial arts instruction has been a huge factor in how I have lived my life. I know this can be said by a huge amount of people who have also come in to contact with you either in seminars or through training with you in your own academy.
by Rick Faye
￼Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto,
In the many years I have been associated with you I have been constantly thankful for your influence, inspiration, knowledge and example. Being your student has been nothing short of life changing.
Through your teaching I have learned the martial art methods of many different cultures. I have seen some of the depth of your research and I am amazed at your intellect and dedication to this day. You have taught me to see the positive in each art. Each element that you have brought out has been shown with respect for the people who developed it and shared it with you. Over the years I have been privileged to learn the good parts of so many cultures and to truly see that they each has something good to offer.
As you have shown these arts and methods you have truly used the principles of Jeet Kune Do in blending the methods. I know you have been criticized for some of your research. I also know that some of it hurt you personally. Please rest assured that I am one of many who understand and appreciate you and the way you have brought this art forward. With constant improvement and innovation you have made this an ongoing process that is truly fascinating. Not all the things you have taught are doable by me but I have enjoyed seeing them and being exposed to them.