About Alan Baker

Alan Baker is a globally renowned martial arts and self-defense expert, an esteemed instructor, coach, author, and motivational speaker. Widely known as the “Agent of Change,” Alan has dedicated his career to empowering individuals through teaching and the Warriors Path Self-Improvement Program. This transformative approach cultivates a warrior mindset for positive and profound life changes. With his unparalleled expertise, Sifu Baker has played a pivotal role in shaping numerous successful businesses and associations within the defensive tactics and martial arts industry. His passion for personal growth and empowering others has made him a highly sought-after figure.

Boasting an impressive training journey spanning over 43 years, Sifu Baker has garnered unparalleled expertise in martial arts. He has achieved advanced standing in over 20 martial arts systems, including disciplines like Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Combat Submission Wrestling, Jeet Kune Do, Chinese Boxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Zu Wei Shu Kung Fu, Muay Thai Boxing, Burmese Bando, Keysi Fighting Method, Madjapahit Silat, Inosanto/Lacoste Filipino Kali and Pekiti-Tirsia-SMF Kali. Throughout his illustrious career, Sifu Baker has had the privilege of training under the tutelage of esteemed masters such as Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sifu Francis Fong, Sensei Erik Paulson, Master Pedro Sauer, Sijo Dana Miller, Ajarn Greg Nelson, Master Bob Byrd, Professor James Cravens, and Tuhon Tim Waid, solidifying his reputation as a highly accomplished martial artist.

Sifu Baker has impacted thousands internationally through Baker Defensive Tactics (BDT), formally AMAC Tactical Group. He has taught countermeasures and cutting-edge defensive tactics, firearms, & 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, & other specialized government & 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 personal and professional development approach, “The Warriors Path,” “The Universal Principles of Change,” and “Morning Mastery.”
A trailblazer from a young age, Alan was introduced to Mountaineering, Orienteering, Climbing, Repelling, and SCUBA diving at a very young age by one of his mentors that owned an expedition company. He became a certified cave diver, a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), SCUBA Instructor & 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 Philosophy —how to implement action and positive change in their lives.

Overview Of Disciplines Studied By Sifu Alan

Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do

CBIAA Chinese Boxing

Inosanto-Lacasta Filipino Kali

Pekiti-Tirsia Filipino Kali

Madjapahit Silat

STX Kickboxing

Chinese Qigong

Crown Eagle Chin Na 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Combat Submission Wrestling

Kodokan Judo

Shooto-Shoot wrestling

Catch wrestling

Keysi Fighting Method

Zu Wei Shu Kung Fu

Chen Style Tai Chi

Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)

Burmese Bando (Thaing)

U.S. Chuan Fa

Wing Chun Kung Fu

Progressive Fighting Systems

Tang Soo Do – Oh Do Kwan

Defence Lab DNA

At the heart of my ethos are values deeply ingrained in every aspect of my life, guiding me in my interactions, decisions, and work. I firmly believe in the transformative power of positivity, which propels one forward even in the face of adversity, fostering a mindset of growth and improvement. Being courageous and resilient is also central to my values, highlighting my willingness to venture into the unknown and bounce back from setbacks stronger than before.
Respect and discipline are foundational to building strong relationships and achieving personal and professional milestones. Leadership and loyalty are two values that I uphold in high esteem, symbolizing my commitment to guide others and stay true to my responsibilities and the people depending on me.
Growth, for me, is a continuous journey – a constant strive to better myself, acquire new skills, and broaden my horizons. Coupled with the ability to persevere, I see every challenge as an opportunity for learning and development.
Balance is a principle I adhere to in every facet of life, understanding the importance of maintaining a harmonious equilibrium between various personal and professional obligations. Creativity is the spark that fuels my innovative thinking, helping me approach situations with a fresh, unconventional perspective.
Lastly, self-reliance is a testament to my belief in personal empowerment, encouraging self-sufficiency, and confidence in one’s abilities. These core values infuse purpose into my life and drive my ambition.

~ Sifu


“Alan is a very talented and well rounded martial artist, and a great role model. He has excellent organizational skills and is a leader.”

— Sifu Francis Fong

“Sifu Alan Baker has boiled down many of these life enhancing perspectives into a source that shares the knowledge without the life threatening consequences of attending the warrior’s alma mater of combat. Sifu Baker’s extraction of the lessons of a warrior’s quest through his own unique journey provides a map through the hazardous minefield of true warrior education. True wisdom has the insight to learn from others, especially in an arena where mistakes can be deadly. Enjoy the reward with far less risk. An old soldier’s purpose is to teach young soldiers how to become successful OLD soldiers. The lessons in his book are part of a study guide to that end.”

– MSG (Retired) Randy McElwee, US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES

“I can honestly say that Sifu Alan has over the years consistently impressed my students and myself with expansion of concepts that forever improved and positively changed our skillset and abilities on the mat and the real world.”

Coach Chris Mize Founder of Heroes Academy and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Birmingham