The Isshinryu Hall Of Fame

All Isshinryu Practitioners Building & Recognizing Master Tatsuo Shimabuku's Vision Together

Jesús Jiménez  (Inducted 2016)

Master Jesús Jiménez was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico.  He started his martial arts training at the age of 11 years old in a Judo club.  In 1980, at the age of 17, he joined the Order of Isshinryu in Guayama, Puerto Rico, and he trained under Senseis Eduardo Gonzalez, Juan F. Lopez (Paco), and Juan de Dios Lopez.  Since 1982, Mr. Jiménez has trained under Grand Master Walter “Toby “Cooling.  Mr. Jimenez also works as an attorney at Law in Puerto Rico.

Master Jiménez has received some recognition as follows:  From 1988 to 1998, he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico as a member of the Bar Examination Board; from 1990 to 1996, he gave personal defense seminars to the Marshalls of the Administration of Justice; in 1994, he was recognized by the Puerto Rico Bar of Attorneys as the trial lawyer of the year; in 1995, the   Supreme Court of Puerto Rico gave him the recognition for his cooperation for the                improvement of the security in the court room; in 1998, he was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Puerto Rico Martial Arts; in 2012, he was recognized for his work with the Puerto Rico Bar of Attorneys; and in 2014, he was recognized by the Major of Guayama for his social work with the poor children of the Guayama Municipality. 

Master Jiménez is a Nana Dan in the Order of Isshinryu.  Throughout his martial arts training, he has practiced several styles of martial arts, such as Aikido, San Yama Bushi Ryu Jutjutsu, Matayoshi Kobudo, and Goju Ryu. 

Master Jiménez always says to his students, “Enjoy your time with your Sensei and take      advantage of it, and always work your techniques in a manner that you can use them in a real situation.”  Master Jiménez and his wife Doris have four children: Solimar, Dorimar, Maria Alejandra, and Jesús E. Jiménez.