Instructors USA

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

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Gerald Steeley

Gerald Steeley
Florence, Alabama
256-766-1730 | Email


CKS Martial Arts International

Updated Phone Number: 931-251-1285

Hector Solis is the Founder of CKS Martial Arts International based in Santa Rosa, CA with branches in Mexico and Chile. Hector has been Authorized to teach the arts of Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial arts by Guro Dan Inosanto. Hector is also a certified instructor in Contemporary Jeet Kune Do, Edge Weapons, Rapid Assault Tactics, Red Glove In Savate, and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Shorin-ryu Karate.

Hector Has taught several seminars in the USA, Mexico and Chile and has collaborated in the training of Security personnel, Police, Special Forces and other State and Federal groups. He currently works as a Security Officer and Defensive Tactics instructor for a private private company in Northers California.

John Maidment

John Maidment
Los Angeles, CA
310-766-2490 | Email

Brenda King

Peninsula Self Defense Training Academy
2677 Bay Road
Redwood City CA 94063
Striking Coach: Brenda King
650-701-7731 | Website 1 and Website 2

PSD Training Academy located in Redwood City, CA is a TOP 20 Bay Area martial arts school. Our 5500 sq ft facility offers classes in Brazilian Jujitsu, STX Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Kali-Escrima, and an amazing Children’s Program. PSD offers the very best self-defense courses, classes, and fitness training on the Peninsula.

Brenda King is the Striking Coach, at PSD and has over 30 years of training in multiple martial arts. She is authorized to teach Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts under Guro/Sifu Dan Inosanto, Pro Coach in CSW under Sensei Eric Paulson, Purple Belt in BJJ and an Instructor in Dirty Boxing under Guro Daniel Sullivan.

She is activity sought out as a Self Defense Coach to Corporations both in the US and Scandinavia.
She has taught her Total Defense Program to employees of Twitter, Scandinavian Airlines, Rocket Fuel, Gold Medal Family Centers, US Navy Sea Cadets, Law Enforcement, and Security Personnel. You can find her teaching at PSD 4 days a week. Join her on the mat for outstanding classes in the arts of JKD, Kali, Kickboxing and Self Defense.

John Spezzano

Pacific Coast Martial Arts & Fitness
(added 7/11/2009)

Tandez Academy of Martial Arts – Mountain View, California

Chief Instructor: Adrian Tandez
Contact: Gladys Leung Tandez
Phone: 408-373-0204

Established in 2005, the Tandez Academy of Martial Arts is the San Francisco Bay Area’s premier self-defense training center. We offer classes in Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino Martial Arts, Kali-Silat, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts. The Academy also offers Junior Dragons classes for children ages 5 -12. The Academy’s mission is to teach Bruce Lee’s highly practical approach to self-defense: simple, direct, and efficient – whatever you do must work in a real, no-rules street fight.

Sifu/Guro Adrian Tandez is the founder and chief instructor of the Tandez Academy. Adrian is a Certified Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts Instructor under Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto. He is also a Certified Full Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak. Adrian has over twenty years of martial arts experience.

(added 7/16/2010)


LaVonne Martin

Juan Pérez

Combatives Unlimited
High Performance Martial Arts
2611 Old Middleburg Rd N.
Suite 401-403
Jacksonville, FL 32210
904-435-0777 | 910-797-4000 | Website


Atlanta Martial Arts Academy – Alan Baker

The Atlanta Martial Arts & Fitness Center (AMAC) is one of the premier teaching facilities for reality-based self-defense, martial arts, personal safety, and firearm training in the United States. AMAC offers one of the most complete and certified training curriculums available anywhere in the Southeast United States. They serve Woodstock, GA, Towne Lake, Canton, GA, and Marietta, Georgia. AMAC fosters a safe and professional atmosphere for its students to train. Due to this, you will see many professional adults striving for personal development and growth in our classrooms as they get in the best shape of their lives.

Due to their level of skill and teaching abilities, the instructors at AMAC are consistently flown around the U.S. to train Law Enforcement, government, security, tactical teams, and Personal Protection, specialists. This experience returns to AMAC’s proven curriculums and teaching methods to maintain state-of-the-art standards and real-world answers for our students and their families. If you are considering getting into martial arts for fitness or self-defense, call us, and we will arrange a free class or an introductory lesson for you today.

Atlanta Martial Arts Center
Baker Defensive Tactics
Civilian Tactical Training Association
Academy Phone: 770-926-3030

Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy

Chief Instructor: Sifu Francis Fong
Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy
11035 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 10
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-623-4997

Established in 1976, the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy offers classes in Wing Chun Kung Fu, Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu / JKD Concepts, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Combat Submission Wrestling.  The Academy also offers Lil’ Dragons classes for children ages 4 – 6, and JKD Juniors classes for ages 7 – 12. Located in Johns Creek Walk at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and Bell Road, the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy provides effective self-defense and fitness programs to help students reach their individual goals.

(updated 07/29/2013)



Marcus Charles 1

Head Instructor: Marcus Charles
Phone: 708-296-4221

Marcus Charles 2


Keith Hackney’s Combat Academy
Roselle, IL

Randori Ji Jitsu
Mokena, IL

We are a complete Martial Arts and Fitness group that is always on the cutting edge of training whether you want sport, self-defense, personal development or just something to be part of we have a program for you.


  • Inosanto Martial Art Blend
  • JKD Grappling Association Larry Hartsell
  • CSW ( combat Submission Wrestling)
  • STX (Savate Thai cross) Erik Paulson
  • PFS ( Progressive fighting Systems) Paul Vunak
  • MKG ( Minnesota Kali Group) Rick Faye
  • ISSA & ACE certified to guide you in your fitness needs, weight loss, strength training etc..
Marcus Charles 3

Certification and or training in any or all systems with the South Side Kali twist!!

(updated 04/02/2013)


UFR Martial Arts
Chief Instructor: Ulises F. Rodriguez
5028 E 63nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Email | Website

As Featured on The IndyStar

We offer a unique martial arts learning program for the whole family that will help the student develop skills that will not only benefit him or her in the realm of martial arts, but in other areas of his/her life as well. This program will help you learn real martial arts and self-defense through drilling, pressure testing, sparring, and forms.

Located in Indianapolis, IN, we are available for seminars and private instruction.
Mr. U. Fuentes R. is the founder of UFR Martial Arts (originally known as St. Louis Kali-Silat-JKD Martial Arts and UFR Kali- Silat-JKD Martial Arts). He has studied and explored martial arts for over 40 years. He is an instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto and is authorized to teach in the Arts and Sciences of Jun Fan Gung Fu, Filipino Martial Arts, Maphilindo Silat, and Madjapahit Martial Arts.


Jason Hawkins

Paducah, KY
Phone: 270-554-4885
School Name: Three Rivers Martial Arts Academy


Mossey Academy of Martial Arts


734-981-1774 | Email | Website

J Dallo

Are you interested in getting fit and learning authentic martial arts? Look no further than Dallo Martial Arts in Southfield, Michigan!

Our Head Instructor, Sifu J. Dallo, has over 25 years of experience in the arts as a practitioner, competitor, and instructor! Sifu Dallo proudly and respectfully holds degress in the following background:

  • Certified Apprentice Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto – Kali, Silat, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do
  • Certified Instructor under Sifu Francis Fong – Wing Chun Gung Fu
  • Certified Associate Instructor under Ajarn Chai Sirisute – Muay Thai
  • Certified Initiator Instructor and Silver Glove under Professor Salem Assli – Boxe Francaise Savate
  • Member – Pekiti Tirsia International under Tuhon Bill McGrath

We are serving the Metro Detroit Area in Michigan! Call us for a FREE Introductory Lesson (248) 223-7000!

Karl S. Carlysle

(added 5/27/2008)


The Minnesota Kali Group

Chief Instructor: Rick Faye
Contact: Rick Faye
Phone: 612 821 6800
Address: 4532 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Faye Hartsell

The Minnesota Kali Group’s focus is to train the vast spectrum of people who want to learn martial art: from the beginner to the instructor. Owner/Head Instructor Rick Faye’s unique perspective on the art, teaching and training has benefitted thousands of students over the years. Rick’s devotion to the art is evidenced by his belief in constant training of the basics and an impressive attention to detail. This enthusiasm is integral to his teaching and helps his students learn and maintain their excitement. The results of this work ethic are obvious in both his art and his teaching.

Rick Faye’s impressive reputation for seminars on the art, self-defense and law enforcement topics keep him in demand locally, nationally & internationally. His credentials include 2 senior full instructorships under Guro Dan Inosanto (Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do & the Filipino Martial Arts), a 5th level Maphilindo Silat instructorship under Guro Inosanto. Rick is also a Full instructor in Muay Thai under Ajarn Chai Sirisute and is a regional director for the Thai Boxing Association, U.S.A. He also holds instructorships under the late Larry Hartsell, in Wing Chun Gung Fu, Sensei Erik Paulson’s C.S.W. curriculum (Combat Submission Wrestling) and numerous other arts.


Rick and the instructors at Minnesota Kali Group are dedicated to the highest levels of training and individual improvement in and through the art. Currently there are two other MKG schools in Minnesota, one in Seattle, WA; two in England and one in Madrid, Spain. The Minnesota Kali Group and the affiliated MKG schools create an environment for every level of martial artist to come learn, train and develop. Classes in Muay Thai, Jun Fan/JKD, Kali, Grappling, CSW, Silat and our Phase (integrated arts) program are available to all students. We also offer classes for women only in both Kickboxing and Self Defense.

Rathborne Training

Offering training in Kali, Muay Thai, Jun Fan/JKD, the MKG Method and Self Defense topics to groups and individuals in lesson, class or seminar formats. Our aim is to pass on the best in martial arts training from 30 years of learning from Guro Inosanto, Sifu Rick Faye, Ajarn Chai Sirisute and Sensei Erik Paulson.

Diana Rathborne
Minneapolis, MN
612-805-6903 | Email | Website


Applied Combatives Group
St. Louis Martial Arts Academy

46A Worthington Access Dr.
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
314-325-2787 | Website

Applied Combatives Group specializes in systems developed and currently used for personal self-defense and combat. We focus on developing attributes and skills applicable to practical tactics and techniques.

We have the largest group of Inosanto Academy instructors in Missouri certified in Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do, and Maphilindo Silat. 

Our curriculum includes training in weapons and empty hand and kicking techniques, from standing and ground positions – emphasizing a safe environment. We train adults of all backgrounds and experience levels.


Omaha Kali Academy of Martial Arts

Dean Truax
Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-218-6067
(updated 8/20/2012)

New Hampshire

Guy Chase

(added 09-20-2013)

New Jersey

Tim Coleman

Lambertville, New Jersey
Phone: 609-379-2130

Jon Nichols

Legacy Martial Arts
Ewing, NJ
Phone: 609-647-8784
(added 08/24/2008)

James Simpson

Hamilton, New Jersey
Phone: 609-462-3329

New York

Chris Thompson

Family Martial Arts Academy NYC

Dr. Bryan Stoops
Family Martial Arts Academy NYC
Midtown Manhattan
(347) 470-5202 | Email | Website

Dr. Bryan Stoops is a martial artist and educator based in New York City. Bryan has over fifteen years of experience as a professional educator, as well as a master’s degree and doctorate in education. Bryan wrote his master’s thesis on the topic of using the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do to make K-12 classroom teachers functional, and has spoken at UCLA on the same topic.

As a martial artist, Bryan serves the needs of his students with the following credentials:

  • Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Guro Level One in Maphilindo Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Mandala, 1st Hagdan in Pekiti Tirsia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje
  • Full Dog Brother “Guide Dog” since 2008 and Dog Brothers Martial Arts Instructor under Punong Guro Marc “Crafty Dog” Denny
  • Associate Instructor in Wing Chun under Sifu Francis Fong
  • Associate Instructor in Thai Boxing under Ajarn Chai Sirisute
  • Yellow Glove in Savate under Professor Nic Saignac
  • Module One Instructor in Applied Eskrima Balintawak under Master Virgil Cavada
  • Full Instructorship from the Jun Fan JKD Grappling Association
  • Apprentice Instructor in Jun Fan and Kali under Sifu/Guro Bud Thompson
  • Official Representative of Guru Tharyana Sastranegara in the art, history, and style of Silat Sunda Buhun

On the subject of Bryan’s practice, Sifu Francis Fong shared the following:

“I highly recommend my student Bryan Stoops, one of my instructors in the Wing Chun Association of the USA. When I met Bryan, he was already an accomplished and skilled practitioner of the Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto and in Muay Thai under Ajarn Chai Sirisute. Bryan exhibits excellent discipline, respect, professionalism and skill. He actively pursues continual education in all of the arts by traveling to train personally with all of his instructors. Anyone taking his classes, whether they are young or old, beginners or advanced level students, will benefit from Bryan’s knowledge and insight.”

– Sifu Francis Fong

Bryan is the founder and head instructor of Family Martial Arts Academy in Midtown Manhattan. Contact Bryan by any of the means above for a completely free, no obligation strategy session, or go to the Academy Website above and schedule a strategy session directly based on your availability.

(updated 05/16/2019)

Kevin Seaman

Nubreed Martial Arts Academy

Vital Point Martial Arts

Thomas Macaluso
Kenmore, New York
Website :

North Carolina

Combatives Unlimited

Juan Perez
Raeford, North Carolina

Mountain Martial Arts Academy

Larry Rice
Asheville, NC
828-650-6593 | Website


Lee Grow

Lee Grow
Lebanon, Ohio


Relentless Martial Arts

Jeff Davis
6202 S. Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74133
918-527-7597 | Website


Daniels Combative Arts Academy, USA

Guro John B Daniels-JD
13317 NE Eugene st. Portland Oregon 97230

Rhode Island

Derderian Academy of Martial Arts

South Carolina

Ethos Combatives

Nathan & Adrian Hayes
Spartanburg, SC
864-381-7837 | Email | Website

Raja Academy of Martial Arts

Harun Raja
Greenville, SC
864-906-0146 | Email


Tactical Systems Network, LLC.

“A Tactical Approach to Extraordinary Circumstance”
Contact: Dwight Wilson
1119 Luke St #113
Irving, TX 75061
Cell:       417 459-0572
(updated 8/18/2009)

Warriors Way International

Chief Instructor: Harley Elmore
Contact: Krystal Elmore
Email | Website
4020 Rhea Rd Ste 7C
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Guro Harley Elmore has been in the martial arts since 1984. He has made it a lifelong goal to study in the best martial arts of the world. Searching for world class martial arts and martial artists has led him to become certified under some of the best martial artists of our time.Guro Elmore and his wife Krystal opened their academy, Warrior’s Way Martial Arts, in 1999. Since then Warrior’s Way has become one of the top Jeet Kune Do schools in the country. Their academy is dedicated to helping each student attain their personal goals through the martial arts. From it’s acclaimed adult program to the wildly successful and amazing children’s programs, Warrior’s Way has proven to be a leader in the world of martial arts. Their fully equipped facility along with professional instruction and family atmosphere enable them to provide students with the opportunity to experience the positive, exciting and educational aspects of the martial arts.
Guro Elmore is certified as a Full Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto to teach the Filipino Martial Arts as well as Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu. He is also a certified instructor under Guro Inosanton in Maphilindo Silat and Madjapahit Martial Arts. In addition Guro Elmore is certified by the late Guro Terry Gibson in Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu/ Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Filipino Kali-Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Indonesian Pentjak Silat and grappling/ground fighting.
Guro Elmore is also certified as a Full Instructor under Tuhon Chris Sayoc in Sayoc Kali, one of the most sought after blade systems in the world. He is also a team leader for Sayoc Tactical Systems with whom he has trained Law Enforcement Officers, S.W.A.T., Army Special Forces, F.B.I. and U.S. Navy SEALS..
Guro Elmore’s Academy is also an Affiliate school under Grand Master Tony Somera in Bahala Na and the Giron Arnis-Eskrima system. He has also trained with other notable instructors such as Ajarn “Chai” Sirisute(President of the Muay Thai Association U.S.A,) and the late Pendakar Herman Suwanda (head of Mande Muda Pentjak Silat.) He is also a Second Degree Black belt in Shinjutsu Kempo Karate and a second level Black Sash in Kuai Shou Pai Gung Fu under Master Instructor Monty Atchley.
Guro Elmore also heads an organization of Instructors called Warrior’s Way International, a group dedicated to promoting the martial arts through quality instruction and providing a network system for individuals and schools alike. He also teaches martial arts seminars all over the United States, works with private security personnel, police officers and rape prevention organizations. He does guest lectures and workshops for a wide variety of groups.

Wu Hsin Kuen Academy of Martial Arts

Chief Instructor:  Jon Rister

Jon Rister
(972) 768-2721
1119 Luke #113
Irving, TX. 75061


The Wu Hsin Kuen Academy was established in 1987 By Sifu/Guro Jon Rister.Irving, Texas and Oulu, Finland20 Years Of Teaching Martial Arts.The Academy Curriculum Includes Classical Wing Chun Kung Fu (Under Master Francis Fong) Filipino Martial Arts & Jun Fan Gung Fu (Under Grand Master Dan Inosanto) .We offer classes 6 days per week We are easy to find off Airport freeway in Irving Texas 3 miles from DFW Airport.


Sifu Jon Rister Is also Available for seminars and Work shops At your School.

Visit Our Web site for info On Our Finland branch.

Purcell’s Academy of Progressive Martial Arts

Web site:
Phone: 214-395-9041 (metro)
(added 8/11/2010)


Bernales Institute Of Martial Arts

William Bernales
Salt Lake City, UT
801-463-1727 | Email | Website
(added 08-25-2013)


American Freestyle Martial Arts Academy

Clay Johnson
Phone: 540-962-2730

Bryce, Robert

Leesburg, Virginia
(posted 8/11/2011)

East Wind Academy of Martial Arts

Norris Domangue
Phone: 757-988-0500
(posted: 11/19/2008)

Muhammad’s Boxing And Martial Arts – King George

Yusuf A Muhammad
King George, VA | Waldorf, MD
540-775-7555 | Email | Website

Yusuf “Joe” Muhammad is former police officer and Chief of Police with 26+ years in law enforcement. His most noted achievement in his law enforcement career was the capture of Willie Horton. This was a worldwide noted case that was said to have turned the tide of the 1988 U.S. Presidential election.
In addition, Yusuf is a highly decorated law enforcement officer who had represented his agency on ABC’s 20/20, Fox5 News and several local newspapers.
Yusuf started his martial arts practice in 1971 in the art of Tae Kwon Do; however, he considers the start of his serious study when he began studying under Chuck Jeffreys in 1977. Master Jeffreys taught an eclectic art called Liberated Martial Arts (LMA). This art has a basis founded in the northern shaolin art of T’ien Shan P’ai Kung Fu; however, the art pulls from a variety of other arts to make it feasible for modern combat . Since then Yusuf has practiced in a variety of other fighting systems such as Western Boxing and Brazilian Jui Jitsu. In addition to being an accomplished instructor in his primary systems of Liberated Martial Arts (LMA) and T’ien Shan P’ai Kung Fu, Yusuf holds a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.Yusuf takes pride in referring to himself as a “perpetual student”. As such, Yusuf has been certified as an Apprentice Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto in the Filipino Martial Arts and in Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu/ Jeet Kune Do. As an Apprentice Instructor, Yusuf gains a great deal of knowledge while at the same time sharing that knowledge with his students.
As a former chief defensive tactics instructor for the Prince George’s County Police Department, Yusuf has trained numerous law enforcement officers. Pulling from his numerous years of law enforcement experience, executive protection training, personal protection training and defensive tactics Yusuf operates Muhammad’s Boxing and Martial Arts in King George, Virginia and a satellite school located in Waldorf, Maryland.
Muhammad’s Boxing and Martial Arts stresses the importance of being diverse in combat skills. Every range must be trained and perfected. From the kicking range, to the punching and trapping ranges, to the standing and ground grappling ranges.
As a community service, Muhammad’s Boxing and Martial Arts trains for free hundreds of women and children in personal safety. Also, Yusuf has a periodic column that appears in the local newspaper aimed at personal safety.



NW Kali

Christopher Clarke
(877) JKD-KALI | Email


Combined Fighting Systems
Shawn McCarthy
Eau Claire, WI
715-644-8583 | Email | Website

Affinity Martial Arts, LLC.
Jamie Sparling
Wausau, WI
715-551-1510 | Website