JOSÉ LUIS HINOJOSA, MD, MHA
8th Dan TaeKwonDo
José Luis Hinojosa, MD, has been practicing the martial arts for more than 40 years and has trained under Grandmaster Duk Sung Son, Grandmaster Hong Kong Kim, Grandmaster Mark Shuey, Professor Silverio Guerra, Grandmaster Eric Lee, and Jim Wagner. He holds the rank of 8th Dan in TaeKwonDo and 1st Dan in Hapkido & Weapons (Cane). He was co-founder of the World Martial Arts Games in 2005 – the commission later joined TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for All). For many years, he taught a very popular martial arts class in the Kinesiology Department at South Texas College (McAllen, Texas). Dr. Hinojosa has compiled a plethora of martial art accolades, including multiple World Championships and Hall of Fame honors. His creative musical form, Reflections of an Old Man, is always a crowd favorite! He is World Champion with the World Organization of Martial Arts Athletes (WOMAA) World Games 4 – Mexico 2003, placing 1st in Weapons (bladed/wooden), Musical Weapons, and Open Kata and World Games 6 – Germany 2005, winning Grand Champion in Weapons and 1st in Musical Weapons, Wooden Weapons & Traditional Korean Forms. His Hall of Fame inductions include:
- 2002 – Sports Medicine Award, Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame (UMAHoF).
- 2003 – Black Belt Competitor of the Year, UMAHoF.
- 2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award, Masters Hall of Fame.
- 2003 – Master of the Year, United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame (USMAHoF).
- 2004 – Senior Tae Kwon Do Master Instructor of the Year, USMAHoF
- 2004 – Master of the Year & American Humanitarian Award, World Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame.
- 2006 – Martial Arts Entrepreneur of the Year, UMAHoF.
- 2008 – Martial Arts Author of the Year, UMAHoF.
- 2015 – Lifetime Achievement Award, UMAHoF.
- 2016 – Golden Lifetime Contributions – 40 years, Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Honors.
- 2017 – Grandmaster of the Year, Tae Kwon Do, UMAHoF.
Dr. Hinojosa earned the following degrees: BA in Biology & Ethnomusicology (Brown University 1980), Doctor of Medicine (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 1985), and Master of Science in Healthcare Administration (Grand Canyon University 2016). He is a physician leader with Centura Health in southwestern Kansas. As a family doctor, he cares for the entire family. In 2009, he was named as One of America’s Top Family Doctors by Consumers’ Research Council of America in Washington, DC. He was the Team Doctor for the USTU National Tae Kwon Do Team from 1993 to 1998 and traveled all over the globe keeping our elite athletes healthy.
As an inventor, Dr. Hinojosa created the wildly popular card game Grand Champion in 2006, which is great fun for children and adults alike while helping to reinforce good moral values.
Dr. Hinojosa is a highly acclaimed author of the following books:
- Report Card on Rape: Medical & Self-Defense Strategies for Obtaining Straight A’s (1990) – a highly informative guide that helps prevent the crime of rape. It also delineates the medical implications when rape occurs.
- Magnets for Health: A Practical Guide (2001) – a review of the health benefits of magnets.
- The Tonic (2002) – a medical thriller about a miracle cure gone awry.
- Tae Kwon Do for Everyone (2003) – a comprehensive book on the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. It contains a complete curriculum, which can guide martial arts schools or college courses.
- Master and Disciple (2006) – like the card game Grand Champion, this inspirational book promotes good moral values.
- The HELP Secret: Hi Energy Leadership Pointers (2008) – a motivational leadership handbook.
- Rosi Milagros (2009) – a two-act play about a young girl who overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds in 1924 Mexico.
- Frozen in Time (2009) – a compilation of some of my favorite photographs.
- The Language of Winners! (2012) – a self-improvement and motivational book that will positively impact your future. You will learn the verbal and non-verbal language of those who succeed in their chosen profession.
- ¡El Lenguaje de los Triunfadores! (2015) – the Spanish version of the self-improvement book The Language of Winners!
- Exam Room 2 (2015) – a one-act play that looks at the human fabric, especially at what people will do to get what they believe they deserve.
- Maestro y Discípulo (2016) – the Spanish version of the award-winning book Master and Disciple.
- Fighting to Heal: The Story of Dr. Pepe (2017) – this is Dr. Hinojosa’s tell-all personal memoir. See what drives this high-achiever to do more, be more, and to bring more value to others.
- Physicians’ Guide to Avoiding Lawsuits (2017) – practical advice for healthcare professionals that will keep them out of the courtroom.
- The Four Grandmasters (2017) – for martial artists and non-martial artists alike, this book examines the personalities, values, and attributes of four martial arts experts. Each protagonist introduces innovative ideas that can ignite positive change in a society filled with turmoil and unrest.