Head Instructor

Meet SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
SiFu Adrian Tandez
Guro Dan Inosanto
Guro Dan Inosanto
SiFu Paul Vunak
SiFu Francis Fong
Guro Ron Balicki

SiFu is a title that means "teacher" and "father" in Cantonese Chinese. It is considered the highest rank in Chinese martial arts and is highly respected.

SiFu Tandez is a certified instructor in the following martial arts under martial arts grandmaster 

Guro Dan Inosanto:    

Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do                 

- Associate Instructor/3rd degree black belt

Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Escrima, Kuntaw, Silat)

- Associate Instructor/3rd degree black belt        

Maphilindo Silat                                  

- Rank 3 Instructor/3rd degree black belt

SiFu Tandez is a member of the Inosanto      International Martial Arts Instructors Association

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He is also a certified instructor in the following martial arts systems under Paul Vunak:           

Jeet Kune Do Concepts - Full Instructor

Filipino Martial Arts - Full Instructor    

Rapid Assault Tactics System - Full Instructor        

Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics - Full Instructor

He is also a PRO COACH in the following

martial arts:                          

Muay Thai - Ajarn Chai Sirusute       

Combat Submission Wrestling - Erik Paulson

Wing Chun - SiFu Francis Fong

SiFu Tandez has over 27 years of experience in the martial arts.   

SiFu Tandez was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Afterwards, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He started the Tandez Academy in 2005 as a family-owned business, and he's been teaching ever since. He is a devout Christian and family man. He is eternally grateful to God and Jesus Christ for all his success and blessings. He has dedicated the Tandez Academy to God, to use for His divine purpose and as a way to help his community.


Currently, SiFu Tandez is a graduate student at the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is studying for his Masters Degree part-time. While studying, he still teaches at and manages the Tandez Academy on a full-time basis.


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