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.


Allen Chambers was first exposed to Martial Arts at a young age and became a Karate practitioner for several years. He was always encouraged to be involved in sports and fitness and it was during his college years that he discovered a passion for teaching and mentoring while working at a local Charter School.

After college, the need to push physical boundaries past monotonous gym workouts, lead him to return to martial arts. Physical and mental conditioning are what interested him the most. Self-defense was the motivation for learning various art forms and the inspiration to teach and coach others. Close Quarters self defense has become his focus, with a passion to learn and teach the technical aspects of martial arts in their many forms. This passion has led Allen to seek out some of the best instructors in the world, which has helped him develop a diverse skillset and unique style all his own.


  • CVT Method (Chambers Vale Tudo) & 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 Level 1 - 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 Two Rank - under Burton Richardson
  • 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