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. 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.
Mr. Baker is an official member of the prestigious International Defense Lab Storm Team he is a Defense Lab ambassador to the United States and oversees instructor development for DL in the US. 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 leaders 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, Andy Norman, Professor James Cravens, Master Bob Byrd, Guro Don Garon, Grandmaster Dana Miller, and Sifu Paul Vunak.
In the tactical training field he has taught countermeasures and defensive tactics, firearm and edged weapon programs through his AMAC Tactical Training Group to fortune 50 corporate security teams and law enforcement / SWAT teams all around 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 the honor to work with and design training programs for various Department of Defense, CIA and specialized government and military groups.
Mr. Baker is a certified Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) 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). Alan's AMAC Tactical Group also teaches the defensive tactics for Vehicle Dynamics Institute in located in New Jersey. VDI & EPI are the top schools for teaching Executive Protection (Bodyguards) and tactical / security driving in the World.