Sifu Alan Baker is an internationally recognized martial arts and self-defense expert, high-performance instructor, coach, author, and speaker. Referred to as the “Agent of Change,” he developed the Warriors Path Self-Improvement Program on the warrior mindset, helping others build positive and powerful changes in their lives. Sifu Baker is the mastermind behind many of the most successful businesses and associations in the defensive tactics and martial arts industry.
With over four decades of continuous training and experience in martial arts, Sifu Baker has obtained advanced standing or black belts in over 25 martial arts systems, including a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Judo Black Belt, Combat Submission Wrestling, a Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Muay Thai Boxing and Filipino Kal, under some of the industry’s most renowned teachers such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sifu Francis Fong, Sensei Erik Paulson, Ajarn Greg Nelson, and Tuhon Tim Waid.
Sifu Baker has impacted thousands internationally through Baker Defensive Training (BDT), He has taught countermeasures and cutting-edge defensive tactics, firearms, and edged-weapon programs to Fortune 500 corporate security teams, law enforcement departments, and SWAT teams. He has been privileged to work with the Department of Defense, CIA, and other specialized government and military groups like the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Sifu Baker founded and is the principal trainer for the Civilian Tactical Training Association, C-Tac, to bridge the gap between martial arts and “self-protection.” He continues establishing C-Tac instructors to the present day. He later went on to develop specialized defensive tactics programs for the Protection Response Tactics for Protection Agents (Bodyguards), Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics (VCDT) for the Vehicle Dynamics Institute and contributed to Joseph Autera’s highly rated, “The Professional’s Guide to Planning, Managing, and Providing Secure Transportation.” As a certified Armed Personal Protection Specialist, an NRA Firearms Instructor, and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer (CRSO), Sifu Baker became an elite instructor for the Defensive Tactics at The Executive Protection Institute, the Association Director for Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling Association, and correspondingly sits on the board of the Resilient Warrior Foundation.
Sifu Baker’s highly-respected thought leadership led to the authoring of three books on this distinctive approach, “The Warriors Path” and “The Universal Principles of Change,” and will be launching one new book over the upcoming year.
A trailblazer from a young age, Alan was introduced to mountaineering, climbing, repelling, and scuba diving by one of his mentors who owned an expedition company. He became a certified cave diver, a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), SCUBA instructor and divemaster, and a rappel master instructor. Alan stays active in teaching, guiding, and running expeditions in these areas.
Today, Sifu Alan Baker speaks nationally to audiences on The Warrior’s Path: How to Implement Action and Positive Change.