Martial Arts for the Real World
Institute of Defensive Methods : Director & Head Instructor
Portrait of Director & Instructor, Cesar Olavarria

Sifu Cesar Olavarria

Institute of Defensive Methods
Certifications & Accomplishments
  • Founded Institute of Defensive Methods in September 2008
  • Full Instructor in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Paul Vunak, descendant of Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee's number one disciple
  • Full Instructor in the Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Paul Vunak
  • Guro in the Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Rick Tucci, descendant of Sifu Dan Inosanto
  • Guro in Doce Pares Eskrima under Dioniso Canete and Dong Cuestas
  • WTF 4th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo under Master Jiho Choi, President of Pan American Tae Kwon Do Union
  • Sifu in Ip Man Wing Chun Kung Fu under Samuel Kwok 2nd Generation Grandmaster of the Ip Man lineage.
  • Member, World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation
  • Member, USA—Taekwondo
  • Member, Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Association
  • Member, Yip Man Wing Chun Union
  • Member, Efficient Warrior Alliance - Board of Experts
  • Over 18 years in Law Enforcement (Hoboken, NJ Police Department)
  • Tactical Commander Weapons of Mass Destruction—Department of Homeland Security
  • Police Sniper—Blackwater USA—America's most comprehensive & most prestigious Military/LE training facility
  • Close Quarter Defense Operator—Blackwater USA
  • Team Leader—Emergency Response Team—Hoboken, NJ Police Department
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor
Grand Master Ji Ho Choi
Sifu Tony Massengill