Sifu Alan Baker

Sifu Alan Baker is an internationally recognized martial arts & self defense expert. He has been training continually in the Martial Arts since 1981 and teaching since 1990. He has 36 years of continuous experience in the arts. In 1999 he was inducted into the WHFSC International Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In August of 2007 Mr. Baker was awarded the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt by the International Martial Arts Headfounders Grandmasters Council. He has also been recognized for developing the Warriors Path Physical Fitness Program and is the founder for the Civilian Tactical Training Association, he has appeared in several national magazine articles.

In the course of his career he has attained the level of black belt or higher in multiple disciplines of martial arts as well as multiple instructor level certifications in additional systems under some of the industry's most renowned teachers such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Master Pedro Sauer, Sifu Francis Fong, Sensei Erik Paulson, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Ajarn Greg Nelson, Tuhon Tim Waid, Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr, Professor James Cravens, Master Bob Byrd, Guro Don Garon, Grandmaster Dana Miller, and Sifu Paul Vunak.

In the tactical training field Sifu Baker has taught countermeasures and defensive tactics, firearms, and edged-weapon programs through his AMAC Tactical Training Group to Fortune 50 corporate security teams and law enforcement / SWAT teams throughout the United States from the Marietta SWAT team here in Georgia to the Cincinnati SWAT team and the California Highway Patrol unit just to name a few. He has been privileged to work with and design training programs for the Department of Defense, CIA, and other specialized government and military groups.

Sifu Baker is a certified Armed Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) and the Defensive Tactics Instructor for The Executive Protection Institute (EPI) in Clarke County, Virginia, where he created a specialized defensive tactics program for Protection Agents (Bodyguards), named Protection Response Tactics (PRT). Sifu Baker's AMAC Tactical Group also teaches the defensive tactics for Vehicle Dynamics Institute in located in New Jersey. VDI & EPI are considered the top schools for teaching Executive Protection (Bodyguards) and tactical / security driving in the World.

Alan is also the Association Director for the Combat Submission Wrestling Association (CSW). The CSW Association was founded by Sensei Erik Paulson and develops professional martial arts coaches around the world.

Alan continues to share his knowledge via live instructional events, seminars, corporate workshops and customized private training packages. For more information or to book an event contact the school.

We are one of the few schools that have programs that focus on the Professional adult. You will not be in a classroom full of kids; they have their own program separate from the adults. Our programs are organized, safe and ran in a manner where your personal development is the priority. Trained correctly a student can gain a lifetime of benefit from the martial arts, come in and start your journey of fun physical fitness and personal development. - Sifu Alan Baker

Rank and Certifications

Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt Affiliate Instructor - Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Pedro Sauer, Master Sauer is Certified 8th Degree Red/Black Belt under Rickson Gracie and Helio Gracie.

AMAC is a regional training center for the Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association

Kodokan Judo Instructor

2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor in Kodokan Judo under 8th Degree Master Bob Byrd

Combat Submission Wrestling Instructor - MMA

Coach Level 5

Representative Instructor for Georgia - Combat Submission Wrestling under Sensei Erik Paulson

STX Kickboxing Program Affiliate

Combat Submission Wrestling association / CSW Pro-Coach Association

Muay Thai Boxing Instructor

Khun Kru - Apprentice Instructor under Master Surachai "Chai" Sirisute

Affiliate Academy under Ajarn Greg Nelson

Black Level in Thai Boxing under Kru Steve Grantham

Jeet Kune Do - Jun Fan Gung-Fu Instructor

Sifu (Instructor)Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do Concepts under Sifu Dan Inosanto

Sifu (Full Instructor) Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Paul Vunak

Sifu Black Belt (Instructor) Jing Mo Kuen / Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Steve Grantham

Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors' Association

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor

Charter Instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali under Tuhon Tim Waid

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System Global Organization - Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is the official martial arts combat system of the Philippine Marine Corps and is the only Filipino Martial Arts system instructed to all Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Pekiti-Tirsia Kali is also the official martial arts system of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Filipino Martial Arts - Escrima / Kali Instructor

Charter Instructor of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali under Tuhon Tim Waid and Grand Tuhon Leo T. Gaje, Jr.

Guro (Instructor) Filipino Kali under Magulang Na Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto

Guro (Black Level - Full Instructor) Filipino Kali / Escrima under Sifu/Guro Steve Grantham

Guro (Full Instructor) Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Paul Vunak

Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors' Association

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali System Global Organization

Indonesian / Madjapahit Silat Instructor

Guro First Degree in Maphilindo Silat under Magulang Na Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto

Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors' Association

Burmese Martial Arts Instructor

Saya Black Belt (Instructor) Burmese Martial Arts under Saya Mike Jolley

Under the Progressive Burmese Combative Systems Association

Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor

Sifu - Full Instructor Level 4 Wing Chun Kung Fu under Sifu Francis Fong

Sifu - Full Instructor Wing Chun Kung Fu under Sifu Steve Grantham

Affiliate Member of The Francis Fong Instructors Association (FFIA)

Chinese Boxing Instructor

Associate Instructor under Professor James Cravens

Chinese Boxing Institute International

Keysi Fighting Method - KFM

KFM Black Level (Black Belt)

DefenceLab DNA Fight System

2nd Degree Black Level

Combat Hard Hand Gun Combatives Instructor

Co-Founder of Combat Hard Handgun Combatives

Level 3 Instructor

Chinese Kung-Fu / Gung-Fu

7th Degree Black Belt in Huo Chuan Fa

3rd Degree Black Belt in Zu Wei Shu Kung-Fu - Grandmaster Dana Miller

3rd Degree Black Belt in Wing Chun Kung-Fu - Sifu Steve Grantham

1st Degree Black Belt in U.S. Chuan Fa - Grandmaster Dana Miller

Black Belt in Wing Chun Kung-Fu under Sifu Francis Fong

Progressive Fighting Systems

Sifu (Full Instructor) Progressive Fighting Systems (RAT) under Sifu Paul Vunak Certified Executive PFS instructor (CEI) under Sifu Paul Vunak

Korean martial arts

1st Degree Black Belt Tang Soo Do - Oh Do Kwan

Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics

SWAT Level 2 Certified

Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Marietta GA SWAT Team

Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Thomasville GA SWAT Team

T.A.C. Training: Tactical Arrest and Control Instructor under Master Pedro Sauer (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu)

Founder-Creator of the AMAC Tactical Training Group

Certified AMAC Tactical DT Instructor Trainer

Armed Ground Tactics Program Instructor

Weapon Retention Program Instructor

Vehicular DT Program Instructor

AMAC Tactical Website

Founder-Creator of the Civilian Tactical Training Association

C-Tac Instructor

Civilian Tactical Training Association Website

Personal Protection Specialist

Certified Personal Protection Specialist PPS - Executive Protection Institute

Defensive Tactics Instructor for The Executive Protection Institute Clarke County, Virginia

Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Vehicle Dynamics Institute

Russian Kettlebell Instructor

RKC Instructor - Russian Kettlebell Instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline

Qigong / Chi Kung (meditation)

Level 4 practitioner - Spring Forrest Qigong under Qigong Master Chunyi Lin