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Dr. Bryan Stoops


Dr. Bryan Stoops is a martial artist and educator based in New York City. For around twenty-two years,
Bryan has been training in the martial arts, with the last fifteen of those years spent training in the arts and systems associated with Guro Dan Inosanto. Bryan has over fifteen years of experience as a professional educator, as well as a master's degree and doctorate in education. Bryan wrote his master’s thesis on the topic of using the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do to make K-12 classroom teachers functional, and has spoken at UCLA on the same topic.

As a martial artist, Bryan has been blessed to achieve the following:
- Senior Associate Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts under Guro Dan
- Guro Level One in Maphilindo Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto
- Mandala, 1st Hagdan in Pekiti Tersia Kali under Grand Tuhon Leo Gaje
- Full Dog Brother "Guide Dog" since 2008 and Dog Brothers Martial Arts Instructor under Punong Guro
Marc "Crafty Dog" Denny
- Associate Instructor in Wing Chun under Sifu Francis Fong
- Associate Instructor in Thai Boxing under Ajarn Chai Sirisute
- Yellow Glove in Savate under Professor Nic Saignac
- Module One Instructor in Applied Eskrima Balintawak under Master Virgil Cavada
-Full Instructorship from the Jun Fan JKD Grappling Association
- Official Representative of Guru Tharyana Sastranegara in the art, history, and style of Silat Sunda Buhun


On the subject of Bryan’s practice, Sifu Fong shared the following:

“I highly recommend my student Bryan Stoops, one of my instructors in the Wing Chun Association of the USA. When I met Bryan, he was already an accomplished and skilled practitioner of the Filipino Martial Arts, Jun Fan Gung Fu and Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto and in Muay Thai under Ajarn Chai Sirisute.Bryan exhibits excellent discipline, respect, professionalism and skill. He actively pursues continual education in all of the arts by traveling to train personally with all of his instructors. Anyone taking his classes, whether they are young or old, beginners or advanced level students, will benefit from Bryan's knowledge and insight.”
- Sifu Francis Fong


As of early 2019, Bryan has opened an academy space in Midtown Manhattan. Contact Bryan by any of
the means below for a completely free, no obligation strategy session, or go to the Academy Website
below and schedule a strategy session based on your availability.

Dr. Bryan Stoops
Phone: (347) 470-5202


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