in Keller - American Defensive Arts Academy

Several members from the Keller, TX location of the American Defensive Arts Academy Kali program attended a seminar taught by the legendary Dan Inosanto this past weekend.  It is always a highlight of the year to participate in a workshop with Guro Dan but this year was definitely a special event.  We covered material from a variety of styles within the Filipino Martial Arts systems- Empty hand, single stick, and double stick tactics/coordination drills were covered in Guro’s signature teaching style.  Guro Dan was incredibly complimentary to our students, and Malani Sampath was even given the honor of demonstrating her trapping skills with Guro himself. Mr. Martinez and Miss Osborne were also called up several times to demonstrate the material for the class.  Overall, it was a fantastic experience for those in attendance, and we will surely be working on the lessons learned for some time to come.  Here are some thoughts from other ADAA members who have attended Guro’s workshop in the past.


“ This seminar was an exciting opportunity to work with a living legend. Guru Dan demonstrated his superior knowledge of Filipino Martial Arts as well as JKD. He was an engaging presenter as he shared his interesting stories from a historical perspective”.

Kerensa P.


“It’s a huge thrill and an inspiration to be in the room with Guro Dan.  He’s 82, but he doesn’t look it, doesn’t “act” it and moves incredibly fast, very smoothly.  “Living legend” is not an exaggeration. It definitely inspires me to keep going forward with what I’m doing. I know I have little chance of reaching the levels that he has, but I also know I can keep going further.”

-David G.



“This was the second time I attended Guro Dan’s Workshop.  I definitely learned more from Guro and Joel than last year.  Besides, I had a chance to hang out with my ADAA friends outside of class.  Overall I had a good time, and am looking forward to going to the Workshop next year.”

-Bach N.



“The Inosanto seminar was an incredible experience! Guro Dan was a fantastic teacher. I was amazed by the amount of material we covered, and I learned so much within just a few hours. I am really happy I went. It was worth every second.”

-Malani S.



Request Information Now!