Octavio began his Martial Arts journey at the age of 13 in California and has over 25 years of martial arts experience. His expertise is primarily in the art of Jeet Kune Do under the instruction of Bruce Lee’s original students Jerry Poteet and Steve Golden. Octavio is a fully certified Jeet Kune Do Instructor and has a wealth of knowledge as a personal trainer. You will be inspired not only by his physical performance but with his desire to ignite change and encourage a more balanced lifestyle. Octavio has trained people of all ages, men, women, and children. Many people from different backgrounds: to include military personnel, police officers, entrepreneurs, aspiring actors & martial artists of different methods. Each experience unique and customized as each individual is on a different path. As one of the most influential martial artists in the world, Octavio is known for his speed, precision, power and his ability to teach clear Jeet Kune Do principles. Many are captivated by his energy and enthusiasm. The experience is what motivates the drive in students to go beyond any limitation.
Octavio’s main focus is to help students develop a balance in their physical structure as well as having the confidence to overcome what may feel impossible. The goal is to create a calmer, determined, focused believer. This is why Octavio founded The Art of JKD – Total Balance in 2016.
“I developed the Total Balance Program with motivational pillars of happiness, health, & wellness. My art embodies a complete spectrum of self-confidence, strength, conditioning and the ability to enjoy and apply principles to your life. It just becomes a part of who you are.”
“JKD is not to hurt, but is one of the avenues through which life opens its secrets to us.”Bruce Lee
A Philosophy of Action
Bruce Lee is a cultural icon of the 20th century. His contribution to the world of martial arts is revolutionary. He broke all the rules and broke barriers which created unity despite cultural differences. Bruce was an innovative philosopher who still influences so many to this day. Bruce Lee once said “Simplicity is the key to Brilliance”. Simplicity should not be complicated, but can find itself being over analyzed. It’s actually harder to be simple than complicated. Words like self-expression and to each his own seem to be used so frequently that many have come to believe Jeet Kune Do is simply a personal interpretation of the art. And because of its philosophical brilliance the Art is easily misunderstood. At the peak of your performance you’ll realize how the principles actually become your teacher. THIS is the philosophical achievement everyone should AIM for!