SiFu Adrian Tandez
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 honored titles of SiFu (master/teacher in Cantonese) and Guro (teacher in Filipino) from all the years of martial arts training and experience he has accumulated. He has over 30 years of martial arts experience under his belt.
Adrian with his teacher and mentor
Guro Dan Inosanto
Guro Dan Inosanto with his best friend Bruce Lee
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 >
Certifications and Background
Adrian has over thirty years of martial arts experience. He is a Certified Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto
in the following systems:
JEET KUNE DO/JUN FAN GUNG FU
FILIPINO MARTIAL ARTS (Kali Escrima)
Adrian is a member of the
INOSANTO INTERNATIONAL MARTIAL
ARTS INSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION
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 PROFESSIONAL COACH under various instructors in the following systems:
COMBAT SUBMISSION WRESTLING
THAI BOXING / MUAY THAI
FRANICS FONG WING CHUN
Adrian is a martial arts instructor for the GOOGLE Corporation in Silicon Valley, including the main headquarters in Mountain View and several facilities in Sunnyvale. He teaches Jeet Kune Do and Kali to his fellow Googlers!
Adrian is currently studying at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA as a graduate student, part-time, allowing him to teach full-time at the Academy. He was accepted into their Master's Degree program in 2021. He's earning his Master's Degree in Dramatic Arts, which he is expected to attain in 2025. Adrian was an actor and performer and has a Bachelor's Degree in Acting/Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.