Jesús Bonilla had continued his martial arts career during the high school years with Dr. Saul “Doc” Cohe, his high school teacher, who is known within the martial arts community as a Shihan in both Yoshitsune and Hakkoryu Jujutsu and founder of the Tsgui-Ashi Do Jujutsu System. In 1972 Shihan Bonilla would later continue his training through Doc with the late Soke Micheal DePasquale Sr.,in Yoshitsune Jujutsu, his training would continue to progress in Hakkoryu & Koho Shiatsu Igaku as a student under the guidance of Kaiden Shihan Sandaikichu “Soke Shingikai Kaicho (Chairman of the Board of Hakkoryu So Honbu Dojo).”
In 2010 Shihan Bonilla would later receive the prestige title of Menkyo and Kaiden Shihan from the head of the Hakkoryu organization himself Nidai Soke Okuyama, Omiya, Japan. Sandaikichu Shihan Bonilla would continue to receive both rare and prestigious titles such as Sandiakichu Shihan and Hachidan. However it was in 2016, Shihan Bonilla would become the official representative of the Hakkoryu organization in both Latin & Central America.
In 2018, Shihan Bonilla was honored by Nidai Soke Okuyama, as the recipient of the rare and unique tile "Judan" (10th degree Black Belt).
This title is exclusively reserved for the council members who have manifested themselves within Hakkoryu (Jujutsu) community with both flawless and renowned commitment towards the arts.