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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Chi Sao

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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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Email: cesar@idmnj.com

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