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Tandez Academy of Martial Arts

1931 Old Middlefield Way, Unit C

Mountain View, CA 94043
408 373 0204

SiFu Adrian Tandez

SiFu ("Teacher") Tandez is the founder, president, and head instructor of the world-renowned martial arts school, the Tandez Academy. He founded the Academy in 2005 in San Carlos, California, and later relocated it to Mountain View, California where it sits presently. He has been a martial artist almost all of his life, with over twenty years of training and experience in the martial arts.

He is a 3rd Generation JKD master under the Bruce Lee lineage: 

Bruce Lee > Dan Inosanto > Adrian Tandez

He holds instructor ranking under Guro Dan Inosanto in the following systems:

  • Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts
  • Filipino Martial Arts - Kali / Eskrima / Kuntaw / Silat
  • Maphilindo Silat / Majapahit Arts

He also holds Instructor Ranking under Paul Vunak in the following systems:
  • Jeet Kune Do Concepts
  • Filipino Martial Arts

He is currently in training to become a Lead Pro Coach in Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) under Erik Paulson.

Other Certifications:
  • International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) - Certified Personal Trainer
  • 24 Hour Fitness - Certified Personal Trainer

He respectfully acknowledges and gives thanks to the following instructors who have graciously shared their knowledge and wisdom with him in training:
  • SiFu Ron Balicki - Jun Fan, Kali, Silat, Shooto
  • SiFu Francis Fong - Wing Chun 
  • Ajarn Chai Sirusute - Muay Thai/Thai Boxing
  • Jean-Jacques Machado - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Grandmaster Crispulo Atillo - Atillo Balintawak Eskrima

Master Tandez holds a Masters Degree in Education/English from the University of Phoenix. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting/Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

He gives thanks to Almighty God and Jesus Christ for all the success and blessings in his life, without whom none of these would be possible. He has

dedicated the Tandez Academy to God, who continues to guide him on the right path. He believes that faith is key to success. Secondly, he gives thanks and appreciation to his beloved family: his wonderful wife and son. They both inspire him to greatness and remind him to never give up.

Finally, he gives thanks to his blessed teacher and friend, Guro Dan Inosanto, and Simo Paula Inosanto - thank you both for all your help, guidance and inspiration over the years - thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with me. You are truly good friends.

Certificates of Instructorship

Certificate of Instructorship - Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do

Certificate of Instructorship - Filipino Martial Arts

Certificate of Instructorship - Maphilindo Silat & Madjapahit Martial Arts