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HEAD INSTRUCTOR

SiFu Adrian Tandez
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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.

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Adrian with his teacher and mentor

Guro Dan Inosanto

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Guro Dan Inosanto with his best friend Bruce Lee

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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

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)

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 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!

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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. 

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