G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva training with living legend Dan Inosanto

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people believe, however; it was introduced to the world on a cold evening in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993, and called the Ultimate Fighting Championship.  The premise was beautiful in its simplicity: to simply answer the question of which martial art is most effective.

Through the rise of this beautiful sport, we have seen many incredible martial artists come and go and have also watched, in real time, as some forged themselves as living legends.  There is arguably none greater than Anderson Silva.

A consummate martial artist, logic-defying athlete, and a cerebral fighter, to say the least, Silva has cemented his legacy in the sport by never settling or resting on his laurels and one aspect of his mentality that aided in his status as one of the all-time greats is his willingness to constantly seek out the best martial artists in the world and ask them to teach him….enter guru Dan Inosanto.

Dan Inosanto is a Filipino-American martial arts instructor from California who is best known as not only one of Bruce Lee’s top students but simultaneously became an instructor and renowned authority on Jeet Kune Do as well as the Filipino Martial Arts of Eskrima and Silat.

A living legend in his own right, Inosanto is one of the last living martial artists with a lineage that is connected directly to Bruce Lee with zero intermediaries meaning that he worked directly with Lee.

Anderson Silva sought out Inosanto and below we see a bit of what must have been an incredible training session with two of the greatest martial artists of all-time working side by side and exchanging information.

So check out the video below to see arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Anderson Silva, training with the living legend Dan Inosanto.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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