Sifu Cesar Olavarria

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Black Belt Instructor in Doce Pares Eskrima under Dioniso Conete and Dong Cuestas
  • WTF 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo under Master Jiho Choi, President of Pan American Tae Kwon Do Union
  • Guro in Pekiti Tersia Kali under GrandTuhon Supremo Leo Gaje Jr.
  • Masugid In Lameco Eskrima
  • Member, World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation
  • Member, USA—Taekwondo
  • Member, Suwanda Academy - Mande Muda Penjak Silat
  • 23 years in Law Enforcement ( NJ Police Department)
  • Current Law Enforcement Supervisor (NJ Police Department)
  • Tactical Commander Weapons of Mass Destruction—Department of Homeland Security
  • Law Enforcement Precision Rifle Operator— US Training Facility
  • Close Quarter Defense Operator— US Training Facility
  • ESU Supervisor—Emergency Response Team—NJ Police Department
  • 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
  • Certified ALICE Instructor(Active Shooter Civilian Response Trainer)

Recent Blogs

Chi Sao

“Loy Lau Hoi Sung, Lut Sau Jik Chung.” This means: “Retain what’s coming in, send off what’s retreating; Rush in upon loss of hand contact.” The most important lesson of Chi Sao starts by understanding the Tao. The Tao teaches us to flow with life, as nothing can interfere with …

What If I Get Shot?

Since the Columbine High School Massacre of April 20, 1999, we have seen an increasing amount of Active Shooter Events across our nation. This era is perhaps the worst time in American History, where the young and old have a complete disregard for the value of human life.  Active shooter events …

The Survival Culture

The most unsecured way to live is when one does not know how to persevere when confronted with danger. Danger has many faces. How many times have we witnessed a burning building, a pedestrian struck by auto, or people suffering from a sudden diabetic stroke? More than we care to …


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