Established in 2005, the Tandez Academy is the premier self-defense training school in the San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area. We offer higher education in Reality Based Self Defense - the most functional and effective fight training in the world. It's based on Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and Kali/Escrima. Bruce Lee's concepts, techniques, and philosophy form the backbone of our Academy's program.
Bruce Lee is the grandmaster of the Tandez Academy. Our head instructor, SiFu Adrian Tandez is a 3rd generation Jeet Kune Do instructor under the Bruce Lee lineage. SiFu Tandez is a certified Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, Kali/Escrima and Maphilindo Silat instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto.
We offer training through group classes, private lessons, and seminars. The Academy caters primarily to adults, but we also offer classes for children ages 6 to 12 years old.
No experience needed - we welcome beginners and students of all levels. We provide students with a safe, positive and encouraging space to learn. Negative and hurtful behavior is never tolerated. Safety is always the first priority.
"Knowing is not enough;
We must apply.
Willing is not enough:
We must do."
- Bruce Lee
COVID - 19 SAFETY RULES
We take COVID-19 very seriously. We are very strict about taking precautions and prevention. Because of this, we have implemented these rules for all students and visitors:
1. Provide your vaccine passport proving you received the full vaccination (two shots). Only the vaccinated are allowed to enter our facility.
2. Wear a properly fitted face mask at all times.
3. We check the temperature of every person who enters our facility.
4. If you are COVID-19 positive, you will not be allowed to enter the facility.