About Dan Anderson
Sifu Dan Anderson’s science of movement, fighting, and strategy stems from his 30+ years in martial arts. His method is an evolution of a global journey that has spanned continents and cultures. He has made it a lifelong goal to study, practice and master some of the top martial arts of the world.
Searching for world-class martial arts and mixed martial artists has led Sifu Anderson to become certified under some of the best practitioners of our time, including under the direct lineage of his childhood hero, Bruce Lee. He has trained extensively with the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s protégé), who is one of only three individuals certified by the late Bruce Lee to teach his art of Jeet Kune Do. Guro Inosanto is also the only person to ever receive instructor certificates in the three arts Sigung Lee taught during his lifetime. Sifu Anderson is a certified Senior Associate Instructor under Guro Inosanto in the arts of Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do Concepts (JKD) and Filipino Martial Arts.
Balintawak Eskrima is a powerful Filipino martial art based on the style of the legendary Eskrima fighter Doring Saavedra. Sifu Anderson is a private student, Eskrimador and Successor of Grand Master Crispulo “Ising” Atillo and is his New York City representative.
Anderson has dedicated over two decades to Muay Thai and has trained with Ajarn “Chai” Sirisute (President of the Muay Thai Association USA). He is also a master level instructor/Ajarn under International Muay Thai Champion, El Khattab Abdel Krim.
Sifu has trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with numerous world famous instructors. His Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey has taken him through decades of experience and exposed him to various different styles and families. Sifu Anderson was the first American to receive his Black Belt under Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro.
Sifu Anderson has spent many years training and learning the art of Savate (French Kickboxing). He is currently a Yellow Glove “Initiateur” rank in Savate under Professor Nicolas Saignac.
Sifu Anderson has trained with many notable instructors in a variety of arts ranging from Savate, Russian Sambo, Pencak Silat, and Western Boxing, to many Kali systems.
He has traveled to the Pramote Gym Buddhai Sawan Krabi Krabong school in Lad Prao Thailand to train with Ajarn Pramote Mesamana in the Thai Fighting system of Krabi Krabong.
With three decades of learning and two decades spent in the realm of martial arts instruction, Sifu Anderson has trained people from all walks of life. He has worked with members of several elite military units, choreographed movies, developed mixed martial art fitness programs for gyms, and self-defense programs for institutions like West Point, NYU, Bloomberg, and Kaufman Studios. His expertise has also been sought out by personnel from the upper echelons of law enforcement including members of the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, and the CIA.
In his martial sports career, Sifu Anderson has an impressive Pro/Am record in Muay Thai boxing and has also coached athletes to victory and Pro/Am belts in Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts.
Sifu Anderson was voted as NY1’s New Yorker of the Week for his women’s self-defense program. He has appeared as an expert in martial arts on Good Morning America, The History Channel, CNBC Business, CBS, NBC, the Bruce Lee Lives! documentary, as well as a large variety of publications, movies, books, and media.