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Institute of Defensive Methods was founded on September 1, 2008 by Sifu Cesar Olavarria and his wife, Wendy. Mr. Olavarria established this organization to help people understand and express themselves when the need arises to resolve conflict during a violent encounter. Because of this mission, Institute of Defensive Methods provides the highest quality in martial arts training and self-defense resolutions for the real world.

services

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do (Jeet Kune Do) is the name Bruce Lee gave his fighting system and philosophy in 1967.

Filipino Martial Arts

Kali-Eskrima-Arnis is an art developed to defend oneself against the “Mass Attack.”

Wing Chun

Ip Man Wing Chun is not a new style of Wing Chun. In fact, it is the preserved system passed down directly

Force Continuum

This is not a martial arts curriculum. It is military technology brought to you

Women's Self Defense

This Program is designed with one objective in mind for the modern woman.

Class Schedule

Appointments Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
FRIDAY: Private Classes by appointment only. 6:30-7:30 pm - Kali:Filipino Martial Arts - Kali:Filipino Martial Arts Appointment
- 7:30-8:30 pm - Jeet Kune Do - Jeet Kune Do Appointment
- 8:30-9:15 pm - Ip Man Wing Chun - Ip Man Wing Chun Appointment
Time Saturday
11:00am-12:00 pm Jeet Kune Do
12:00pm-1:00pm Kali: Filipino Martial Arts
1:00pm-2:00 pm Ip Man Wing Chun

Testimonials

  • I have written this unsolicited endorsement for Master Cesar Olavarria. Cesar, in my opinion, is one of the most talented and well-rounded martial artist I have ever had the opportunity of meeting. His skills are surpassed only by his great attitude and personality. Cesar Olavarria is a genuine master and all around class act.

  • I would like to recommend Sifu Cesar Olavarria at The Institute of Defensive Methods in Jersey City, New Jersey. Cesar is one of the most talented and dedicated Martial Artists.

  • On behalf of the Pan American Taekwondo Union, it is my pleasure to congratulate you on grand opening of your new martial arts center in Jersey City, New Jersey!

    As your formal instructor, it is with great honor to recognize my students to succeed as excellent Martial Artists and later to become a great master instructor like yourself.

  • I would highly recommend Cesar Olavarria as an excellent Martial Arts instructor. Cesar has trained with me for several years, and became a certified instructor under me after passing a rigorous testing and performance process.

Staff

Sifu Cesar Olavarria : FOUNDER

Sifu Cesar Olavarria

FOUNDER

  • 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
  • Over 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 Police Sniper—Blackwater USA—America's most comprehensive & most prestigious Military/LE training facility
  • Close Quarter Defense Operator—Blackwater USA
  • 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, Chemical Munitions, Distration Device Munitions
cesar@idmnj.com
Darwin Claros : Associate Instructor

Darwin Claros

Associate Instructor

  • Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Apprentice Instructor: Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Apprentice Instructor: Wing Chun under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Background: Doce Pares, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Silat
  • US National Stick Fighting Champion (Doce Pares)
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion
    (GokorChiyichyan and Gene Lebell’s Hayastan Grappling Championships)
Anthony Valdez : Associate Instructor

Anthony Valdez

Associate Instructor

  • Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Apprentice Instructor: Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Lakan 1st Hagdan: Pekti Tersia Kali under GrandTuhon Leo Gaje Jr.
  • Apprentice Instructor: Wing Chun under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • WTF 1st Dan Black Belt: Taekwondo under Julia Star Lee
  • Background: Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Silat
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion (Gokor Chiyichyan and Gene Lebell’s Hayastan Grappling Championships)
Xavier Blasco : Apprentice Instructor

Xavier Blasco

Apprentice Instructor

  • Jeet Kune Do under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Advanced Level: Filipino Martial Arts under Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Background: Taekwondo, Silat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Wing Chun.
Jeff Tuzzo : Apprentice Instructor

Jeff Tuzzo

Apprentice Instructor

  • Jeet Kune Do under Sigung Paul Vunak and Sifu Cesar Olavarria
  • Background: Karate, Boxing, Taekwondo, Silat, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Wing Chun.

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"Knowing is not enough we must apply willing is not enough we must do"

335 West Side Ave

Jersey City,New Jersey

Telephone : 973-489-5511

Email: cesar@idmnj.com

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