ABOUT

MISSION STATEMENT

Cross Training Martial Arts is an international program whose goal is to promote cultural awareness and understanding by exposing students to high caliber instruction on several martial arts from around the globe. The trainings are coupled with high levels of physicality and theoretical paradigms, aiming to magnify the depths and efficiency of each art to their full potential. The various workshops, seminars, classes and/or lectures are open to men, women, and children who are interested in a multifaceted training experience. Moreover, in the words of Guro Inosanto, “the goal here is not the mere accumulation of knowledge”, but rather the provision of research tools to learn about the art of fighting in its totality, and more importantly, to learn about one’s cultural making. Ultimately, the hope for students, and current (and future) XTMA instructors – is that of self-discovery. In an effort to better grasp the present, one must understand the past, which will in turn help him/her make better decisions for the future.

Pictured:Daniel Lonero

About Daniel Lonero

Daniel Lonero has been trained and influenced by some of the world’s finest martial artists and has been a direct student of Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto for over twenty years. Granted the prestigious rank of Full Instructor by the later, he now travels internationally several times throughout the year to teach and share his experience in various countries such as Spain, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, Chile, Luxembourg and the U.S. His ability to teach is coupled with a trained eye for details and real life experience. He holds fight records in the U.S. and in Europe, winning the U.S. amateur Shoot Wrestling Championship and the Mixed Martial Arts French Cup in 2003. In the early 90’s he opened up his own Martial Arts Academy in his hometown of Luxembourg, where he taught people from various walks of life. His experience appeals to beginners as well as confirmed martial artists and professionals, and he has trained law enforcement, public security experts, and people from other types of agencies. Currently, Mr. Lonero has been teaching for the past 10 years at the world renowned Inosanto Academy in Marina del Rey, California. Now Living in Los Angeles, he is working toward a degree in Sociology. His current clientele includes individuals in the entertainment industry and other high caliber spheres.

Qualifications

Full Instructor In
Muay Thai
Under Ajarn Chai Sirisute

Full Instructor In
Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do
Under Sifu Dan Inosanto

Pro-Shooter In
Shoot Wrestling
Under Sensei Yori Nakamura

Silver Glove In
French Boxing/Savate
Under Professor Nicolas Saignac

Full Instructor In
Maphilindo Silat
Under Guro Dan Inosanto

Full Instructor In
Filipino Martial Arts
Under Guro Dan Inosanto

Representative Coach In
CSW
Under Sensei Erik Paulson

Special Thanks.

I would like to take this opportunity to write few words about the person to whom I owe everything in my martial arts journey and
far beyond.

All of our knowledge is the product and the sum of our experiences. We owe what we know to the people we meet, to the people we interact with. Some of these people were a brief acquaintance, and some we got to know in depth. We only got to spend a few hours with some of them, and some we got to know like the back of our hand. We are who we are in part because of these people. These are our mothers, our fathers, our sisters, and our brothers. They are our friends, our classmates, our teachers…

However, once in a lifetime comes an extraordinarily rare individual, a person who sees beyond the mundane interactions of daily life. A person whose mere company elevates, shapes, and transforms who you are for the remainder of your life.

How does one adequately express his appreciation and gratitude to someone who has given them the gift of sight? The ability to see and understand things as they never had before. I am referring to a person better known as the most knowledgeable martial artist in the world, the most authentic and genuine individual I have ever met, and probably one of the last true Grand Masters of our time, Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto.

Without martial arts I would certainly not be who I’m today, and knowing this overwhelms me with love and admiration for my instructor; for the wonderful gift he has given me. Through the years, time and time again, I witnessed him igniting passion and inspiration within others as he did for me. It is my honor and privilege to be able to call myself one of his students, to be able to help preserve the memory and spirit of his teaching, his philosophy, and his humor wherever I may go.

Rock n’ Roll will always have Elvis, basketball will always have Michael Jordan, and martial arts will always have Dan Inosanto.

Honestly, I don’t feel I could ever fully explain the deeply rooted emotion of appreciation I have for this man, so I’ll say it simply: Thank you, Guro. Thank you for taking me beyond the technique. Thank you for providing me with your guidance. Thank you for your constant unselfish dedication to show me an art that transcends to the practicalities of life itself. Thank you, Guro. Thank you for giving me that life.

Pictured:Guro Dan Inosanto

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