SiFu/Guro Adrian Tandez
SiFu/Guro 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
- Jeet Kune Do Concepts
- Filipino Martial Arts
- International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) - Personal Trainer
- 24 Hour Fitness - Personal Trainer
- 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.
SiFu Tandez is a man of faith and proud of his Christian beliefs. God is number one in his life, and his martial arts reflects this. He is grateful to God and Jesus Christ for all the successes and blessings in his life. Without God's mercy, nothing would be
possible. He has dedicated the Academy to God, who continues to guide him on the path. The Academy is the way to help people in their lives. He believes that having strong faith and trust in God is the reason for his success. He believes in treating each other the way that Jesus taught us: to love and care for our fellow brothers and sisters, no matter who they are. He welcomes all people - all religious beliefs, creeds,
backgrounds and orientation, to the Academy.
SiFu Tandez is a family man. He loves his family and is proud to be a husband and father. He gives thanks and appreciation to his family: his wife and son. They are the reason for all his hard work and effort. They are his inspiration for success.