Martial arts and action film legend Tadashi Yamashita has become an inspiration to many modern martial artist and professional fighters. Featured in martial arts films such as The Octagon, Lethal Weapon 4 and The Magnificent Three, Tadashi Yamashita has found an honored place in action film history. Now, UFC President Dana White has decided to show his respect to the martial arts legend.
In an excerpt from his Wikipedia, you can see Yamashita dedicated his entire life to martial arts.
“Yamashita has dedicated over 40 years of his life to the practice of Okinawan Karatedo and Kobudo. He is a tenth dan in both karatedo and kobudo. Yamashita is the President and Director of US Shorin-Ryu Karate Association, the USA President of the Zen Okinawan Kobudo Association and Chief Instructor of Shorin Ryu in the United States”
Taking to Instagram, Dana White stated “How many of u remember the Martial Arts Legend Tadashi Yamashita? #theoctagon”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is home to some of the world’s most talented mixed martial artist. As such, the UFC president is often on the prowl for impressive practitioners of martial arts. Now, Dana White has decided to pay it backward to one of the best.
See a short highlight clip of Tadashi Yamashita’s work in the clip below.