Alan Baker

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


Coach Alan has built defensive tactics programs for some of the foremost training academies in the United States. Generally, he will start with a consultation with a client to gain more knowledge about their needs and what their environment is like. In other words, he wants to know how and where they operate on the job every day. He also takes information about the rules the client must follow or the local laws that must be addressed. All of these things can be taken into consideration when designing a unique defensive tactics program for a client. If this is something you are considering and you have questions feel free to reach out to the staff, and we will arrange a consultation session with Alan.