Sifu Cesar Olavarria

Sifu Cesar Olavarria


Contact: 973-489-5511


Background: Filipino Martial Arts, Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Pekiti Tersia Kali, Special Weapons and Tactics

Brief Info:

  • Founded Institute of Defensive Methods in September 2008
  • Full Instructor in Contemporary Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Paul Vunak, descendant of Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee’s number one disciple.
  • Guro in the Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Rick Tucci, descendant of Sifu Dan Inosanto
  • Black Belt Instructor in Doce Pares Eskrima under Dioniso Canete and Dong Cuestas
  • Tuhon in Pekiti Tersia Kali under GrandTuhon Supremo Leo Gaje Jr.
  • Masugid In Lameco Eskrima
  • Master Instructor in Wing Chun Kung Fu under Grandmaster Samuel Kwok “IP Family” Descendent of Grandmaster IP Ching and IP Chun (sons of legendary Grand Master IP MAN)
  • WTF 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo under Master Jiho Choi, President of Pan American Tae Kwon Do Union
  • Member, World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation
  • Lifetime Member, USA—Taekwondo
  • US Center for SafeSport Trained
  • Member, Samuel Kwok Wing Chun Martial Arts Association
  • Member, Intercepting Fist Organization
  • Retired: 26 years of Law Enforcement Experience (NJ Police Department)
  • Former Law Enforcement Tactical Supervisor (NJ Police Department)
  • Former Assistant Team Leader County Regional SWAT Team
  • Former Law Enforcement Precision Rifle Operator— US Training Facility
  • Former Close Quarter Defense Operator— US Training Facility
  • Former Special Weapons and Tactics Operator
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Subgun Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Active Shooter Response Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Use of Force Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Less than Lethal Instructor – OC Aerosols
  • Detection/recognition and response of explosive devices. Earle US Naval Base and New Mexico Tech
  • Certified ALICE Instructor (Active Shooter Civilian Response Trainer)