Jim L. Buhisan


Martial Arts Rank


10th Degree Black Belt (Quijano’s Okinawan Goju Kenkukai) 

10th Degree Black Belt (Buhisan's USA Martial Arts, guidelines and by-laws)

8th Degree Black Belt (Jissen-kai Aiki-Jujutsu) 

8th Degree Black Belt (International Karate Connection Association) 

7th Degree Black Belt (International Tae Kwon Do under GM Art Amos) 

6th Degree Black Belt (World Federation Tae Kwon Do under GM Jack Amsell and Grandmaster Yun)  

4th Degree Black Belt (Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do)     

Hall of Fame Inductions

Inducted in 5 international "HALL OF FAMES"

Inducted with Bruce Lee. Chuck Norris, Bill Wallace and more leaders in the martial arts industry)

2018 Elite Black Belt "Hall of Fame"  under Soke Dave Johnson

2017 USA Martial Arts: under GM Jim Thomas (Hall of Heros) Hall of Fame 

2016 Argentina Hall of Fame 

2015 Elite Black Belt Hall of Fame      

2015 MEDAL OF HONOR, Highest Honor (Hall of Fame) Soke Dave Johnson



GM Buhisan, started teaching in 1973 Kenpo/Kung-Fu with Jess and Joe Mora. He began teaching shortly thereafter and in 1973 was named Mora Bros. “Instructor of the Year.” That same year he started training in the style of Tae Kwon Do under Grandmaster Art Amos.     


GM Jim opened up his first karate school under the name of Jim L. Buhisan’s Kenpo/Kung-Fu in 1976. When looking back at time he humbly calls it the garage days.  


Always one to expand his martial arts knowledge, GM Buhisan began training under GM Ernie Reyes Sr. in 1977 and from 1979 to 1992; he traveled the world as a member of the famous Ernie Reyes Demonstration Team (A-team member). During that time GM Jim L. Buhisan owned and operated a (Buhisan's) West Coast Tae Kwon Do school in the San Jose area and served as Vice President of Research and Development for Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do from 1984 through 1992.     

In 1992 GM Jim created  his new school, called Buhisan's USA Martial Arts.  His goal and focus was to create a Family focused Martial Arts School, that reflected his personal family of (Dad) Angelito T. Buhisan, (Mom) Rosalia L. Buhisan and a total of 4 boys and 4 girls, who shaped the values, respect and nurturing that allows people to succeed in all their endeavors in their life.

GM Jim L. Buhisan has earned Black Belts in multiple systems and continues to study with some of the top martial artists in the country. Since 1973 to present day, he has studied Aikijujutsu, Goju-Ryu, and Muay Thai with GM Mike Quijano. GM Buhisan has also studied Doce Pares Escrima, Arnis, and Pangolisi with GM Ciriaco Canete since 1997. And, since 1998, he has studied Chinese Kenpo with GM Chuck Sullivan and GM Vic Leroux (IKCA). Grandmaster Chuck Sullivan was one of GM Ed Parker’s (American Kenpo Founder) top students.     

As a result of GM Jim’s extensive experience in the martial arts, the Buhisan’s USA Martial Arts curriculum incorporates both Tae Kwon Do and Kenpo as its primary martial arts styles and additionally, incorporates elements of Escrima, Akijujutsu, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as students move up in rank.    

Paul guerrero


Martial Arts Rank


Rank:  Master Instructor and 7th Degree Black Belt under Grandmaster Jim L. Buhisan

40 years of training and building Buhisan's Martial Arts

Master Paul Guerrero, begin training in San Jose at what we called the Shack, on Monterey Road in San Jose.  He helped remodel and put all the signs up for Buhisan's Martial Arts Studio.

We moved down the road and got a bigger location in an industrial building area.  He helped remodel and design the school.

We moved in a commercial mall in the 7 Trees Shopping Center and Grandmaster Buhisan bought a studio that was closing.  Master Paul also helped build this location up.

Then a few store fronts down we got a 5000 square foot studio and we built a whole second floor  now it was 10000 square feet, with Showers, lockers a weight room and much more.  We called this the Castle.

We moved to a location off of Blossom Hill Road and rented two spaces and Master Paul help design and remodel that location as well.

Now we presently have our new location that just got remodeled off of Meridian Ave, in San Jose.  Master Paul is now the business partner with Grandmaster Jim L. Buhisan, in Buhisan's USA Martial Arts LLC


 I started my martial arts training in the late 60's at Cahills Judo Academy in Pacifica Ca. And trained until moving to San Jose in 1970. After college I began training at Ernie Reyes West Coast Martial Arts Under KJN Jim Buhisan. I earned my 1st degree Tae Kwon Do black belt Under KJN Jim Buhisan at USA Martial Arts and have been with his organization for almost 40 years. I have also studied Tracy Kenpo and Chinese Kenpo under Karate Connection. I am currently 7th Degree Black Belt under Buhisans USA Martial Arts. 

In 2019 I entered into partnership With GM Jim Buhisan as part owner of Buhisans USA Martial Arts