Sifu Dan Anderson is a walking dictionary of fighting techniques; he practices jeet kune do, kali, muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, silat, Russian sambo, and French savate, to name a few. He showcases his expertise to programs on CBS, NBC, and the History Channel, working as an expert in the martial arts. He was even named NY1's New Yorker of the Week for the self-defense classes he teaches for women. For two decades, he's studied with the grand masters of various forms from around the world, synthesizing and sharing his hard-won knowledge within Anderson's Martial Arts Academy’s 12,000-square-foot facility, which also boasts a boxing ring and small gym area.
Dan, along with his equally seasoned and lauded partner Simo Dasha Libin Anderson, works to equip students of all ages and experience levels with a diverse toolbox of skills that hail from many martial-arts styles. In addition to combat training, Dasha leads her signature kettlebell-kickboxing and conditioning classes, in which she guides students through her trademarked method—which earned her a feature in Self magazine—to tone muscles and cultivate stamina.