Dan Anderson | Jeet Kune Do Concepts/Filipino Martial Arts

Become a JKD/Kali Apprentice Instructor

Courses & Content

JKD/KALI Striking Certification

For the first time ever, and exclusive to University of Martial Arts, Sifu Anderson takes you through the curriculum.

JKD/KALI Weaponry Certification

The goal of this series is to help you become a well-rounded fighter who can adapt to any range, opponent, or situation.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Through our online university’s revolutionary interactive online learning system, students will have access to the world’s top masters, educators, practitioners and instructors without having to travel across the world to take private lessons and seek out lost or hidden information.

You can learn at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, academy, gym, or from anywhere in the world.

University of Martial Arts is the world’s most comprehensive educational platform designed specifically to optimize the learning process and featuring top martial artists in each field. Every class was created by the instructor and includes extensive video content in an organized curriculum, pro tips. Membership includes unlimited access to course videos.

Those wishing to go deeper into their training can use the interactive programs, which allow students to submit videos for testing, certification, and ranking by each course instructor. You can also get personalized attention, critique, assignments, and test your knowledge with quizzes. Those belt testing can participate online or by connecting with Anderson’s Martial Arts for in-person testing.

We believe that martial arts can benefit and enhance anyone. University of Martial Arts gives you the access to learn and succeed.

The University is ever-growing. Currently you can find Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Silat, Savate, Wrestling, and MMA along with Kettlebell Conditioning and Martial Flexibility. Content will be added on a regular basis, but please write us at suggestions@universityofmartialarts.com if there’s something you’d like to see.

Remember, there are also specialty areas in every art that will continue to be covered and explored.

Future content includes: elbow striking masters from South East Asia, sword legends from Japan, Chinese pressure point masters, MMA champions and some of the top Olympic athletes of our time (just to name a few).

As martial artists, beneath everything we do there is always a hope for change, evolution and improvement. There is also a need for refinement and for access to the very best sources. University of Martial Arts brings the very best masters, educators, fighters, champions, and legends in their respected fields to your doorstep. Our mission is to support our community with the best information, and to create a deep unification across the world through martial arts.

Martial arts has the ability to bridge divides and heal wounds. It teaches you the importance of giving back, thinking about the next generation and looking past yourself. The focus of the university is to support, evolve and protect not only the creators and masters of today, but also those of tomorrow – our students.

University of Martial Arts is for everyone and anyone looking to learn, grow in their skill, knowledge and goals.

Read below and see how University of Martial Arts can enhance complete beginners as well as seasoned martial artists, coaches and teachers.

Complete Beginners

• Instructor ranking courses
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• Courses covering a wide spectrum of martial arts as well as specialty ares in each art
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•Interactive online training platform
•Quizzes, course review, instructor evaluation through video upload
• Direct lineage to every art
• Direct contact to your certification course instructor

Instructors / Masters/ Coaches

• Curriculum for all types of students with every goal at every stage of their development
• Detailed, step-by-step learning models complete with instructional videos, technique breakdowns, reviews, evaluation quizzes and testing, curriculum discussion and drilling progressions
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• Expanding your ranking/certifications and martial arts credibility and knowledge
• 24/7 access to thousands of videos
• Interactive online training platform
• Quizzes, course review, instructor evaluation
• Direct lineage to every art
• Direct contact to your certification course instructor

This is a great way for a beginner to start their martial arts journey.

Remember, if you wanted to train and learn from every one of these individuals it would take you years, traveling across the world, countless academy memberships and private lessons to acquire the knowledge in each of these courses.

If you are not enrolled in a martial arts academy, University of Martial Arts will take you through everything; from building a core offensive and defensive system, mastering every range of martial arts (from standing and striking, to wielding a weapons, and to ground fighting).

You will have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific area, be tested on your knowledge and successfully graduate to the next art or challenge.

If you are currently enrolled in a martial arts school or academy, University of Martial Arts will help you systemize, enhance and perfect your current training on a deeper level.

For all University of Martial Arts certification courses – Yes!

This is a perfect opportunity to become affiliated with some of the greatest masters and fighters.

As long as you go through the curriculum and submit the proper testing materials; for some courses testing will be done in a variety of participating Academies, and for some courses like the Maxwell Kettlebell Certification, it will be done on the platform by video submission.

Every rank and test is examined by the certifying instructor and a staff of supporting instructors.

Every certificate is signed by the instructor teaching the course, and co-signed by the University of Martial Arts head instructor.

NO! With the University Classes and Certifications, you will have access to all of the classes, curriculums, seminars, workshops and specialty uploads at any time. You will always maintain access to all individually purchased classes and certifications.

Once you purchase a course or certification program you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, lectures, assignments (if applicable) instantly. You can access these anytime from anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection. If you purchase a Membership, you’ll have unlimited access to all the included programs for the duration of your membership. All one-time purchases are available for the lifetime.

New courses, workshops, specialty areas and certification programs are uploaded on a continual basis. Students can look forward to learning from the worlds elite strikers, grapplers, weapons specialists and explore specialty areas like sweeps, elbows, kicks, throws, trips, various weapons areas, and so much more.

Testing will be applied at the end of your course completion; and is only relevant for ranking and certification courses.

Quizzes are given throughout each course for every module and lesson to help you learn and internalize the information.

*Please read in detail each certification/ ranking course for specifics about testing options and requirements.

Certification and Testing Details

Participants will be expected to demonstrate perfect from and understanding of each art / topic. This will be tested at the completion of your certification by video submission or testing at site. Participants will also be tested in their abilities to understand the material with quizzes and testing after each course topic. Additional information may need to be submitted after the course completion (depending on course).

Requirements to Pass the Certification

Your payment alone does not guarantee your certification. Every certifying instructor signs each certificate himself and takes this responsibility very seriously.

You will be required to follow the video grading system, curriculum, and testing specific to the art to receive your certificate.

• Demonstration of perfect form of the techniques covered in the course – your videos which you upload to the University of Martial Arts platform will be evaluated by each course instructor when required.

• Onsite testing when required.

Most importantly, your University of Martial Arts certifications and belt rankings will give you confidence in your ability to present, command, and execute the material taught to you.

An official certificate of completion will be awarded after completion of every course.

•An official certificate of rank will be awarded upon your testing completion.

•A signed certificate will be available for download after passing the required test.

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Our goal is to help share accurate and authentic information in the way our ancestors shared and taught their arts. We aim to preserve the history of each art and present information the way they were meant to be taught and passed on by its founders and masters. University of Martial Arts gives access to anyone with a desire and passion to learn, not just to those who can afford to travel and pay for private training.