Senior Instructors are active Tang Wei Instructors currently working in association with Tang Wei Grand Master Tom Garriga. They actively work with Tom to develop the Tang Wei System. Senior Instructors have achieved a 3rd Step ranking or higher with Tom Garriga or one of the approved senior instructors in the Association. They are authorized to operate their own Tang Wei Training Groups.
Instructors are active 1st Step and 2nd step instructors. They are qualified to be instructors in the Tang Wei Fighting Method and to form training groups in connection with and under the authorization of a Senior Instructor only.
Current Senior Instructors:
5th Step Instructor Adam Adair
5th Step Instructor Kyle Whiteley
Kyle began training in the Tang Wei System under Grand Master Tom Garriga at the age of 15 and has been continuously dedicated to training and teaching since that time. Kyle earned his 1st Step Certification in 2000 and taught as an assistant instructor until 2002 when he earned his 3rd Step Certification and started teaching as the owner and head instructor of Wu Jin Dao (WJD) Training Group which continues to present day. Considered one of Master Garriga’s most dedicated and top tier students, Kyle achieved his 5th Step Certification in 2012. Kyle is currently one of the senior members of the Tang Wei Martial Arts Association working to oversee the development of curriculum and training methods in the Tang Wei System.
Outside of training in Tang Wei and operating Wu Jin Dao Training Group, Kyle has over 10 years of Armed Security and Military experience and has participated extensively in Military, Security and Law Enforcement Type Training programs. Kyle has served in the US Army, and is familiar with several modern military weapons and tactics. Kyle outside of training in the Tang Wei system has received training in MACP, Positive Control Systems (PCS), Karate and Boxing.
Kyle has a passion for growth and learning, thus far having earned 2 college degrees while currently working on a 3rd degree in Business Administration International Management. Kyle is fluent in Mandarin Chinese through his time in the military. He is devoted to training and teaching the combative arts as these arts have greatly influenced and enhanced his own life and he feels they always tend to make people more formidable and capable yet paradoxically more moral and trustworthy at the same time.
5th Step Instructor Bruce Young
4th Step Instructor Kody Jones