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There are very few people in the world who I am willing to recommend people to for training and Adam Chan is on the Short list of that Short List. Adam Chan's skill in personal self defense, traditional and non traditional martial arts is exceptional and his caring for society at large puts him at the top. As one of Adam's students a person can expect to develop exceptional ability in methods that will work in the real world, (almost too well). If you are interested in developing that kind of skill and are open to think about the moral side of training you would have to go far to get comparable training. Jesse R. Glover (Non-Classical Gung-Fu and Bruce Lee's first student) said this to me on the phone when I asked him about Adam and his Gung Fu. "Adam has incredible speed and power. The only problem I see with his stuff is that it is too much like Bruce in that: How are people going to be able to do this with out Adam's physicality? If he could help people get his ability to move fundamentally it would be a revolutionary thing.
Adam Chan is, without a doubt, a very capable and skillfull martial artist whom I respect immensely, and anybody attending his class would benefit greatly from this experience. Don’t pass this opportunity to do something positive with your life.
I would highly recommend Adam Chan and his teaching/learning materials to anyone who is interested in learning serious self defense! Adam is a great instructor, and can not only teach it, but more importantly … DO IT! His approach to teaching and training is very similar to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Similar enough, in fact, to catch my attention, which is not an easy task as long as I have been in the martial arts! If you get the chance to train with Adam, by all means do so! I highly recommend it!
I want everybody to know something here. I am not saying this because of any politics whatsoever. Adam, is a great young martial artist. He reminds me in many ways of Tommy Carruthers, Mike Lee, Bruce and a few others. Adam, is on the verge to becoming a great martial artist period. People who train with him or know him are blessed. I learn from his postings and the things that he demonstrates, but most of all, he is a class act. He knows what martial respect is all about. What a bleesing in our generation to have such a true martial artist not afraid to test the waters himself, yet maintain respect for his teachers and others. I always wish him the best in all of his endeavors.
Micheal Quijano
Muay Thai Champion, Wing Chun Sifu, Non Classical Gung Fu Under Jesse Glover
Adam is a highly innovative martial artist with the ability to take simple ideas and make them functional. Through hard work and persistence, Adam has reached an impressive level of skill while developing his own “way” and applying it to real self-defense. Most importantly, Adam is a humble guy without a giant ego. I highly recommend Adam’s instruction to anyone who is looking to learn realistic and effective self-defense.
Tom DeFelice
Great Practitioner in methods of Jesse Glover and the Late Ed Hart (students of Bruce Lee)
When you look in places like youtube, or in martial arts in general, there are always people, even big names in the martial arts world that try to talk big, try to sound knowledgeable, and portray themselves as “the man” with all the answers. Then you see what they look like when they actually execute technique and it’s not very impressive. Adam IS impressive! His technique is straight to the point, no non-sense, and just sharp! What makes him even more impressive is that his thought process regarding not just martial arts, but more importantly self-defense, mirrors his technique – straight to the point, no non-sense, and sharp! And the greatest part about Adam, too, is that, to me, he’s never come across as the guy who has to act like he’s got all the answers. There’s a humility that rings with a saying I remember being taught growing up, “those who DON’T really know speak loudly. Those who DO know, don’t have to speak.” Luckily for the martial arts and self-defense world Adam is willing to share and speak, but ultimately…he doesn’t have to.
Michael Banaag
Instructor of James DeMile Tactics(student of Bruce Lee)
Adam Chan. Of all of the hundreds of people I have trained in my life as a teacher of applied combat skills, you have excelled beyond anyone. If either of us was concerned about lineages and stuff it would be all on you.
Sifu Mike Smith
Yi Quan/Natural Gate Boxing, 30 years experience
ONE OF THE GREAT MARTIAL ARTISTS OF HIS GENERATION! This is one of those guys who has trained and researched 10 hours per day for twenty years and continues to evolve.? His material is concise, effective, and applicable to every style.
Ian Sinclair
Hsing I, Ba Gua, Tai Chi Instructor, 9X Push Hands International Champion
I do not know Adam personally, but from what I’ve seen, his ability in martial arts is awesome. I am impressed with his accuracy, speed and direct moves. But especially his skill on efficiency for his size. It seems his personal style fits perfect for his body type. Keep it up !!! you already got great skill.
Pierre Hartmann
Instructor of Jesse Glover’s Non Classical Gung Fu
I first met adam in nov 1997 after looking at virtually every school I could find in the Lower Mainland(Vancouver Area). I just happened to mention to a friend at work what I was looking for, to which he said you should call this guy – “he is like Bruce Lee super good and a great guy.” I called Adam that very minute. After a quick chat on the phone we set up a time. I had a hard time finding his house and was late for our first meeting,(not a good start). He buzzed me in I walked up the stairs and knocked on the door, and a 5’2 kid with glasses and a crew cut answered the door, I followed him into the kitchen/livingroom. I guess the look on my face showed my doubts, and Adam just said “hit me any way you can, as fast as you can”. Now, after going to other schools with the whole “ok attack me with your right hand, at this angle please and at this speed” thing, I looked at him like “come on now”, Adam said “really…just go for it”. I did and the next thing I know, I saw a flurry of punches and I was tied up in a knot with Adam looking down at me. I had a look of disbelief on my face and he said “ok then, do it again”. This time I tried even harder to hit this little guy to teach him a lesson, well the result was the same thing as before. Before I could move I was hit and the next thing I knew, I was somehow kinda under his kitchen table. Well I was sold, I asked if I could join he said “yes” and 14yrs later I am still with him. As a martial artist he is unlike anything I have ever seen. How far he has come with hardly any real teacher other then a pen and paper and me as a training dummy for all these years is really incredible. He can gain insight from watching or doing something completely non martial arts related and put it into his art and improve it leaps and bounds. He improves with age and makes his art better and better each year. His insight into the arts is really something, how he can look at something and break it down, and explain it. But most of all his uncompromising dedication to his art and unwillingness not to sell out his art or anyone else’s is something that is a rare thing. I have many times seen him kick out students when he hardly any money for food and needed the monthly dues, but his art and his integrity comes first and foremost. As a teacher you could not ask for anything more having someone care that much that you understand and actually improve is something not many students get that luxury. So as it goes he is an actual martial artist not just a martial fighter but luckier then that I get to call him my friend of fourteen years now.
Kevin Desrochers
Former Boxer, Kali Stick Fighter, Hsing I Chuan, Wing Chun
I’ve trained on and off for 15 years with several very experienced teachers. When I began my studies with Adam I was astounded by his phenominal personal skill in realistic street self defence. He is lightning fast, powerful and gives true meaning to the term, ‘martial artist.’ He is the most dedicated and well rounded fighter I have ever trained with and he has given me a new confidence in my abilities. It is an honor to be his student. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn the realities of street self defence.
John Disteso
15 yrs World War 2 Combatives and Kickboxing
Adam Chan is very good martial artist this is apparent to expert and novice alike. Over the many years that I have studied the arts I have trained with many teachers. So with a qualified voice I can say that Adam is rare and is the type of teacher I seek. The qualities I look for is are a genuine interest in there students both in and out of the training hall. A teacher that continues to learn and grow on there own. After all if they dont how will the continue to teach you? A teacher that ask themselves the hard questions and find the answer then help you to find the question. One that is not bound by tradition but bound by the truth. Adam is all these things and more. I have every confidence that he will be one of the greats in our generation of artist. If you have a chance to learn with Adam seize the chance and consider yourself blessed.
Jeff Meadows
Reality Based Self Defence Instructor 20 years experience
An extraordinary man and Martial Artist, Adam’s simple, direct approach to combat and ‘No question is too stupid’ training philosophy has helped many surpass their preconceived limitations. I would urge anyone looking for practical, effective combat training to train with Adam. One of the best.
Jo Amaral
Wing Chun, Natural Gate Boxing / Yi Quan practitioner
Adam is one of those rare people who actually give a damn about what he does. He is very serious about his art has therefore never failed to help his students accomplish their goals. I have trained with him for over 5 years,and I think of him as a mentor, a teacher,and as an older brother. Training with him, I feel fully capable of defending myself . But in all honestly, what I have learned from him (and am still learning from him) goes far beyond being able to fight.He makes good people better and installs a confidence that one rarely finds on his own. Fighting ability is just a by-product.
Tyler Chiu
Former practitioner of Capoeia

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