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HEAD INSTRUCTOR

SiFu Adrian Tandez
Adrian Tandez of Tandez Academy

Adrian Tandez is the founder, owner, and head instructor of the Tandez Academy. He started the Academy in 2005 in San Carlos, California. After two years, he relocated the Academy to Mountain View, California, where it has remained to this day. 

Adrian has earned the titles of SiFu (master/teacher in Cantonese) and Guro (teacher in Filipino) from his certifications and years of martial arts training. He has had over 30 years of martial arts experience.

Dan Inosanto and Adrian Tandez

Adrian with his teacher and mentor

Guro Dan Inosanto

Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto

Guro Dan Inosanto with his best friend Bruce Lee

Game of Death

Guro Dan Inosanto and Bruce Lee in

"Game of Death"

Adrian is a THIRD GENERATION Jeet Kune Do master/instructor under the Bruce Lee lineage

BRUCE LEE >

                                      

 DAN INOSANTO >

 ADRIAN TANDEZ

Certifications and Background

He is a Certified Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto

in the following martial arts systems:

JEET KUNE DO/JUN FAN GUNG FU 

FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (Kali Escrima)

MAPHILINDO SILAT

Adrian is a member of the

INOSANTO INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL

ARTS INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION

https://inosanto.com/instructors-usa/

Adrian is a certified FULL INSTRUCTOR under

Paul Vunak in the following systems:

JEET KUNE DO CONCEPTS

FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS

R.A.T. RAPID ASSAULT TACTICS

LAW ENFORCEMENT DEFENSIVE TACTICS

Adrian is a COACH in the following systems:

COMBAT SUBMISSION WRESTLING

THAI BOXING / MUAY THAI

FRANCIS FONG WING CHUN

Adrian is a martial arts instructor for GOOGLE

headquarters in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, California. He teaches Jeet Kune Do and Kali Escrima classes as a Google Group Fitness Instructor. He has taught wellness seminars and team workshops for Google.

Google HQ

Adrian is currently a graduate student at Harvard University in Cambridge. He is studying part-time, while teaching full-time at the Academy. He's working towards his Master's Degree. He's expecting to graduate in May 2026. Adrian is a strong believer in the value of education and continued learning and self-improvement. No matter what age you are, you are never too old to keep learning and growing. Always be a student and you'll stay young forever.

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Adrian is also a devout Christian and worships through the Catholic Church. He owes all his life, his success and his growth to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and Our Heavenly Father. He has dedicated the Tandez Academy and his teachings to God. He believes he is here to do God's work by helping improve the lives of his fellow brothers and sisters. He believes in religious freedom and choosing your own faith. He loves and respects people of all faiths. Adrian's mission is to help people find inner peace and dispel fear from their lives through the learning of self-defense and self-development.

 

Thank you Lord Jesus for giving me this opportunity to make the world a better place. Amen.

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