Born with an inherent fascination of all things Chinese, Brad Allan started studying martial arts, boxing, gymnastics and Chinese circus arts from the age of 10 years. At age 15 years, Brad met two of China's greatest wushu athletes Liang Chang Xing and Tang Lai Wei of the renowned Beijing Wushu Team (the same team as Jet Li). Under their expert guidance Brad quickly rose to become one of Australia's top wushu athletes.
At the age of 22 years Brad returned to Australia after several years studying language and martial arts in Asia. In his home town of Melbourne, Brad had an opportunity to demonstrate his skills to Jackie Chan. As its first non-Asian member, Brad spent the next 12 years performing as part of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. Under Jackie's guidance, Brad progressed from stunt performer to action choreographer to stunt coordinator and finally action director.