SENSEI JESUS SUAREZ
Jesus Suarez is the founder of the Multi-Martial Arts System (MMAS) which combines Kali, Eskrima, Arnis,
Karate, Boxing, Muay-Tai, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu and Jet-Kune-Do
concepts in one innovative program.
Sensei Suarez developed this system after 26 years of martial
arts training in multiple martial arts. He studied Wado
Ryu with Isamu Mitsuhashi and Fernando Mesa in Mexico
and Wado Ryu and Shinto Ryu with Francisco Arana. He studied
Kenbukai (Shotokan) with Miguel Solis. He studied Kendo and
Iaido with Alejandro Silva. He studied Judo with Carlos Ventura.
He was an assistant instructor with Fernando
Meza in the IMB (International
Martial Arts and Boxing) Mexico under Richard
trains in Doce
Pares and San Miguel Eskrima with Ramon
Rubia and Eva Canete-Rubia of Doce
Pares International, the California Chapter.
Doce Pares Instructors with Jesus Suarez,
Ramon Rubia's San Miguel Students
In November of 2005 Sensei Suarez competed at the World Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation (WEKAF) Regional Tournament and qualified for Nationals in double stick. He will be competing again on February 17th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Born in Guadalajara
Jalisco Mexico in December 13, 1967, Sensei Jesus Suarez started
training with his Uncle Luis in traditional Karate (Shoto-kan
style) at the age of 4. Karate was fun and games until, at age
9, Sensei Suarez realized that Martial Arts was going to be his
In 1976 Sensei Suarez began training in Wado-Ryu (the
way of peace or harmony) with Sensei Fransisco Arana (long time Captain of
Wado Kai in Universidad of Guadalajara) and Sensei Isamu Mitsuhashi (the father
of Wado-kai in Mexico). In 1980 Sensei Fransisco Arana introduced Sensei Suarez
to Shito Ryu. In 1983, with Sensei Mitsuhashi, Sensei Suarez trained in Shinto
Yoshin Ryu (old ju jitsu style, a very important part of Wado Ryu) The same
year Sensei Suarez met Sensei Carlos Ventura, a respected Judoka, and began
training with him in Judo. In 1987 he began training in Kendo & Iaido,
he traveled to the United States to see one of his Sempais, Alejandro Silva
(top student of Kiyoshi Yamazaki and founder of Ryobu Kai in Mexico). Alejandro
Silva introduced Sensei Suarez to Kiyoshi Yamazaki (top student of Yasuhiro
Konishi, Founder of Ryobu Kai).
In 1990 Sensei Suarez went back to Mexico and started training in Kenbu kai
(shoto kan) with Sensei Miguel Solis, top student of Iwasaki Sensei (the father
of Kenbu Kai in Mexico) Today sensei Solis is head instructor.
In 1994 Sensei Suarez, with enough understanding of traditional karate and
the Japanese arts, made a drastic change in his training and began working
out with Sempai and Sifu Fernando Meza in the IMB Academy (International Martial
Arts & Boxing) in Guadalajara Mexico.
Sifu Fernando Meza is a former student and close friend of Sifu Guru Richard
Bustillo, (top student of Bruce Lee and head instructor of IMB Academy based
in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Eskrima, Kali, Arnis (the Filipino martial arts),
Muay Thai from Ajarn Surachai Sirisute, Brasilian ju jitsu from Machado brothers
Shootwrestling or shootfighting from Jorinaga Nakamura (top Student of Sousai
Satoru Sayama the creator of Shootwrestling or Shooto).
On March 18 of 1997 Sensei Suarez received the title of full instructor in
Multi-Cultural Martial Arts from Sifu Fernando Meza. In 1998 Sensei Suarez
traveled to the United States and become a special student of Ramon Rubia and
Eva Caņete Rubia of Doce Pares International (Filipino M.A.), head instructors
of the California Chapter.
Sensei Suarez has spent 16 years researching the martial arts and 6 years of
collaboration with Sempai & Sifu Fernando Meza, who is also a respectable
martial arts journalist.
Suarez has participated in many Events and Tournaments:
1993 - "Way of Peace" International Tournament in Mexico with
Ryoichi Sasakawa (president of Wuko at that time).
From 1983 to 1987 - State Champion in Kumite & Kata ( fighting & forms)
From 1987 to 1995 - Assistant Coach of the University of Guadalajara Karate
Team, under the supervision of Sempai Jaime Reinoso
August 27-30, 1987 first Panamerican Estudiantil in Puebla Mexico
July 30, 1989 - Kumite Champion in Yuishin Kan International Tournament & Seminar
by Hanshi Tomoharu Kisaki (top student Gogen Yamagushi)
In 1991 Regional Kumite Champion
From 1998 to 2001 Sensei Suarez was an instructor in Ernie Reyes West Coast
Since 1999 Sensei Suarez has been a member of Doce Pares International