Aikido – Fourth Degree Black Belt (Bill Sosa Sensei, Randall Bonifay)
American Karate – Fifth Degree Black Belt (Grandmaster JP Burleson, Iain Abernethy Sensei)
Jeet Kuen Do & Filipino Martial Arts – (Guro Dan Inosanto)
Oliver’s true passion for the martial arts began when he enrolled in the Southwest Aikido Institute under Bill Sosa Sensei with his father in 1992. He immediately fell in love with all that traditional Japanese art offered.
Mr. Martinez has personally seen the benefits derived from holistically studying the physical, cultural, and historical aspects of the Martial Arts. He believes that students who engage in this well-rounded approach to martial arts are far better suited for success in life than those who are only exposed to the physical side of the arts.
As a member of the ADAA instructor staff, he has also had the pleasure of sharing Self Defense courses and the beauty of the martial arts with various members of the community here in Keller. The list of community organizations includes The Keller Library, The Northwest Student Exchange DFW, National Charity League, The Girl Scouts, and many more over the past two decades.