Over the years, I've been very fortunate to have trained with renowned instructors in a wide variety of martial arts. I continue to train in these arts on a regular basis and I am constantly learning and evolving my teaching and techniques. Training, research and the study of arts and fighting styles have long been a passion of mine, and I can only hope to continue to pass my knowledge onto others.


Professor Allen Chambers has spent the past 20+ years pursuing his passions as both an artist and martial artist. This journey has included, training in a wide variety of martial arts and fitness styles, as well as teaching clients that range from children, adaptive athletes for the We Defy Foundation, students through self-defense workshops, local and state law enforcement, and members of the Department of Justice.

Allen has combined his unique blend of skills in a way that merges his design and martial arts expertise, to provide systemized and strategic solutions for small businesses. Allen is not only a life-long student, but also a coach and mentor, who shares his personal knowledge and wisdom. His knowledge spans from creating his own IBM Partnered tech start-up, to running a successful boutique self defense gym in Philadelphia. His expertise as a martial artist runs deep within his business and marketing mindset and his focus is to help his athletes and clients identify their goals and achieve successful outcomes.

Over the last decade, Allen's focus in martial arts has been one of teaching, coaching, and mentoring both athletes and instructors. His instruction has evolved to focus more heavily on creating a holistic and systemized approach to learning and teaching martial arts, which he calls the Martial Intelligence Method. His systemized methodology combines his business, martial arts and design expertise into a goal oriented framework that is easily implemented by his clients. Allen continues to run several martial arts related businesses, as well teach, train, and share his knowledge with others, which has always been his life-long dream.


  • Martial Intelligence Method (MIM) & Philly Self Defense Founder
  • We Defy Foundation Design Lead and Philadelphia Ambassador
  • CSW & CSBJJ Representative Instructor, Mentor Coach and Affiliate – under Sensei Erik Paulson
  • CSW (Combat Submission Wrestling) Pro Coach Level 2 – under Sensei Erik Paulson
  • STX Kickboxing Coach Level 1 - Under Sensei Erik Paulson
  • CSW MMA Level 1 - Under Sensei Erik Paulson
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1st Degree Black Belt (CSBJJ) - Under Sensei Erik Paulson 4th Dan Rigan Machado
  • SAW (Submission Arts Wrestling) 2nd Dan Black Belt - under Sensei Mike Martelle
  • Pankration (Delta Taxis) 2nd Degree Black Belt - under Sensei Mike Martelle
  • ISWA (International Submission Wrestling Alliance) Coach - under Chris Iatskevich
  • USA Wrestling Bronze Level Coach
  • Jeet Kune Do & Kali Full Instructor under Sifu Joe Nophut Rogue Martial Arts
  • JKDAA Jeet Kune Do & Kali Apprentice Instructor – under Sigung Harinder Singh JKDAA
  • SpecOps Kali & Military JKD Level 3 - under Sigung Harinder Singh JKDAA
  • FCS Kali (Filipino Combat Systems) Philadelphia Training Group Leader
  • FCS Kali Level Five Rank - under Tuhon Ray Dionaldo
  • Lagas Tapado Kali Level One Rank - under Master Emilio Labacron
  • Dos Manos Eskrima Apprentice Instructor - under Ralph Grasso
  • Knife Defense for the Street Level Three Rank - under Burton Richardson
  • Piper Knife System Level One Rank - under Dean Franco/Lloyd De Jongh
  • Kuntao Combat Arts Philadelphia Representative - under Sifu Chris Derbaum
  • Kuntao Silat Brown Sash (Kuntao Combat Arts) - under Sifu Chris Derbaum
  • Small Circle JuTrapBoxing Representative Instructor and Affiliate - Professor James Hundon
  • Small Circle JuTrapBoxing Level 2 Finger Locking - Professor James Hundon
  • Combat Hard Handgun Combatives Practitioner Level 2 - under Steve Mosely
  • NRA Certified Pistol Practical
  • PFT Certified Intermediate Pistol
  • PFT Certified High Intensity Pistol
  • LEASOT Certified Tactical Handcuffing
  • Certified PATH Practical and Tactical Handcuffing
  • Certified OCAT Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training
  • Certified MEB Monadnock Expandable Baton
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute - Active Shooter
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute - Workplace Violence Awareness
  • Krav Maga Level Two Rank
  • NPTI Kettlebell Instructor
  • Elite Calisthenics Specialist - Calisthenics Kingz
  • Certified Meditation Instructor
  • WTQ White Tiger Qigong 5 Element Instructor
  • Adult and Child CPR/AED Certified