Dan Inosanto (born July 24, 1936) is a Filipino martial arts (FMA) instructor from California who is best-known as a student of the late Bruce Lee and the world's foremost authority on Jeet Kune Do. Inosanto teaches Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, Inosanto Kali, grappling, Muay Thai, Silat, Tai Chi Chuan and other arts at his Marina del Rey, California school, the Inosanto Academy. He was an instructor for Ed Parker in American Kenpo Karate before becoming a student of Bruce Lee. Inosanto also studied with dozens of martial art masters elsewhere in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Europe. After Bruce Lee's death, he has become the principal spokesperson for Jeet Kune Do. He has had minor roles in a number of movies, including the Game of Death (1973).
Inosanto continues to teach and conduct seminars worldwide. He has been directly responsible for introducing many prominent martial artists, including Pendekar Paul de Thouars, Edgar Sulite, Ajarn Chai, Leo Gaje, Herman Suwanda, and Maung Gyi to the general martial arts community. Himself the student of many highly regarded martial artists, he holds Instructor or Black Belt level ranks in as many as seven martial arts. He is well known for promoting the Filipino Martial Arts. He is responsible for bringing several quiet and hidden forms of the Filipino Martial Arts into the public eye and saving them from extinction. He has recently acquired his black belt in the Machado Family style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Notable students of Dan Inosanto include Erik Paulson, Burton Richardson, Larry Hartsell, Steve Golden, Jerry Poteet, Dan Lee, Bob Bremer, Del Pollard, Cass Magda, Jeff Imada, Brandon Lee, Paul Vunak, Stephan Kesting, Ron Balicki, Pat Tray, Pat Finley, Don Garon, Chris Kent, Cass Magda, Rick Faye, Greg Nelson, Tim Mousel, Fred Degerberg, Tim Tackett, Mark Stewart, Pedro Rodriguez, Ron Kosakowski, Steve Grody, Norman Wilson, Dwight Woods, Norris Domangue, Lee Peacock, Kenny Barry, Steve Braun, John Hackman, Jim Edwards, Yvette Costales, Ernest Emerson, Steve Tarani, Steve Fristoe, Terry Gibson, Valentino Esperuza, his (Inosanto's) daughter Diana Lee Inosanto and many more. The full contact stick fighting organization known as "The Dog Brothers" emerged from the Inosanto Academy.
• "Filipino Martial Arts as Taught by Dan Inosanto" by Dan Inosanto ISBN 0-938676-01-6
• "Absorb What Is Useful (Jeet Kune Do Guidebook Vol. 2)" by Dan Inosanto ISBN 0-938676-03-2
• "Jeet Kune Do" by Salem Assli and Dan Inosanto ISBN 2-7027-0693-2
• "Guide to Martial Arts Training With Equipment" by Dan Inosanto ISBN 0-938676-02-4
• "Jeet Kune Do: The Art & Philosophy of Bruce Lee" by Dan Inosanto ISBN 0-938676-00-8
• "Jeet Kune Do: Conditioning and Grappling Methods" Intro by Dan Inosanto ISBN 0-9531766-5-7