Professor Alan Baker

Professor Alan Baker is a high-performance coach and an internationally recognized martial arts & self-defense expert. He has over 42 years of continuous experience in the arts. He has been training continuously in the fitness and Martial Arts field since 1981 and teaching professionally since 1990. Dubbed the “Agent Of Change,” He is recognized for developing the Warriors Path self-improvement Program and authoring two books on the warrior mindset and lifestyle. Baker founded the Civilian Tactical Training Association in 2015 and continues establishing C-Tac instructors to present-day. Coach Baker is the Association Director for Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling Association. Professor Baker correspondingly sits on the board of the Resilient Warrior Foundation, which serves U.S. Veterans and first responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) acquired during their service to the country.

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 numerous instructor-level certifications in other systems under some of the industry’s most renowned teachers such as Tuhon Dan Inosanto, Master Pedro Sauer, Sifu Francis Fong, Master 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, Sifu Paul Vunak and Coach Justo Dieguez.

In the tactical training field, Sifu Baker has taught countermeasures and defensive tactics, firearms, and edged-weapon programs through his Baker Tactical Training & Design Group to Fortune 500 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 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 like the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security.

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

Outside of the martial arts, Alan instructs in fitness and strength training, SCUBA diving, Firearms training, mountaineering, and Works as a Rappel Master Instructor Trainer. Alan continues to share his knowledge via live instructional events, seminars, corporate workshops, Online Video Coaching or Training, and customized private training packages. For more information or to book an event, contact the school at 770-926-3030. More information can be found on www.SifuAlanBaker.com


Rank and Certifications

Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Professor – 3rd Degree Black Belt Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Master Pedro Sauer

Combat Submission Wrestling Instructor

Coach Level 5 / Representative Instructor for Georgia – CSW under Sensei Erik Paulson

Muay Thai Boxing Instructor

Khun Kru – Apprentice Instructor under Master Surachai “Chai” Sirisute

STX Kickboxing Instructor

Coach Level 1 – CSW under Sensei Erik Paulson

Jeet Kune Do – Jun Fan Gung-Fu Instructor

Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association

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 under Sifu Steve Grantham

Filipino Martial Arts – Escrima / Kali Instructor

Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association

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

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

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

Wing Chun Kung Fu Instructor

Sifu – Senior Instructor Level 1 Wing Chun Kung Fu under Sifu Francis Fong

Affiliate Member of The Francis Fong Instructors Association (FFIA)

Indonesian / Madjapahit Silat Instructor

Guro Level Three in Maphilindo Silat under Magulang Na Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto

Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association

Kodokan Judo Instructor

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

Chinese Boxing Instructor

Associate Instructor under Professor James Cravens

Chinese Boxing Institute International

Pekiti-Tirsia Kali Instructor

Keysi Fighting Method – KFM

KFM Black Level (Black Belt) & International Team Member

Under Coach Justo Dieguez

Burmese Martial Arts Instructor

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

Under the Progressive Burmese Combative Systems Association

Snow Tiger Instructor

Level 1 Instructor, Snow Tiger, 6th Generation under Master Mike Jolley.

Under the Progressive Burmese Combative Systems Association

Chinese Kung-Fu / Gung-Fu

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

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

DefenceLab DNA Fight System

2nd Degree Black Level

Korean Martial Arts

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

Progressive Fighting Systems

Sifu (Full Instructor) Progressive Fighting Systems (RAT) under Sifu Paul Vunak Certified

Qigong / Chi Kung

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



Teachers / Mentors

Sifu/Guro Dan Inosanto
Dan Inosanto & Sifu Francis Fong
Chai Sirisute / Ajarn Cha
Master Erik Paulson
Master Rickson Gracie
Master Pedro Sauer
Master Jean Jacques Machado 
Sifu Paul Vunak
Professor Greg Nelson
Grand Tuhon Gaje
Master Rigan Machado
Master Erik Paulson & Tuhon Dan Inosanto
Professor James Cravens
Master Mike Jollye
Sifu Francis Fong
Coach Israel Partridge
Coach  Charles “Scooter” Sellers.
Coach Justo Diéguez 
Coach Justo Diéguez & Andy Norman
Tuhon Tim Waid
Sifu Erik Wilson
EPI Instructors
Master Don Garron
Coach Dennis Rousseau
Coach John Musser & Jerry Heying
Master Bob Byrd
Sifu Fong &Sifu Kevin Lee
Professor Jorge Jimenez
Sifu Steve Grantham
Sifu LaVonne Martin
Coach Bogdan Suciu
Professor Paul Creighton