Opened in 2005, Tandez Academy is the premier self defense 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 and philosophy form the backbone of our 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 Jeet Kune Do, Kali and 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.