Carlos Jimenz was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) in 1980. He began his martial arts training at the age of 12 practicing the soft art of Aikido. Aikido taught Carlos wrist locks, flexibility and proper coordination. His early training also includes gymnastics along with Muay Thai Kickboxing and the Brazilian Martial Art Capoeira. In 1999 Carlos discovered Kajukenbo and Filipino Martial Arts. He has been practicing Kajukenbo since then and also tries to combine it with pressure points. He is also a licensed acupuncturist.