Phone: 682-292-8082
Jiu-Jitsu
Tae Kwon Do
Mixed Martial Arts 
Muay Thai Kickboxing         Boxing
3154 Harwood Rd Bedford, Texas 76021 

Thomas Academy of Martial Arts, LLC

Grandmaster Rodney Thomas

*President/Master Instructor

*9th Degree Red Belt

*Founder/Ten Jin Do Mixed Martial Arts

*Founder Thomas Submission Jiu-Jitsu

*Head Coach Black Dragon Fight Team

*Master Level Fitness Trainer

*20+ Years Experience Martial Arts and Fitness

*1st Place 35 and over in the Sport, Martial Arts, Regional, Texas Association for Kata and Fighting

*Current USA Martial Arts Alliance National Team  Member 

*2013 USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee



    Grandmaster Rodney Thomas is the Founder of Ten Jin Do Mixed Martial Arts; as well as, the President/Master Instructor of the Thomas Academy of Martial Arts, LLC, Soke Thomas has over 20 years of martial arts experience and has studied a number art martial arts disciplines including; Budo Taijutsu, Aiki-jujutsu, Aikido, Tae kwon do, Brazilian jujutsu, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, and many more. 

   Grandmaster Thomas created the system of Ten Jin Do Mixed Martial Arts in May of 1999 in order to teach practical self-protection skills to the public and as a way to give back to the community. In addition to over-seeing the day to day functions of the Thomas Academy, Grandmaster Thomas is Master level personal trainer, and works with clients from all walks of life ranging from athletes to those in their 60's. 

   Grandmaster Thomas has also taught Anti-kidnapping/bully prevention education to several elementary and middle schools in the Fort Worth and Birdville independent school districts. Grandmaster Thomas is also one of the top rated fighters in the I.C.M.A.A, and U.F.M.A. and holds championships in both organizations. 

   Recently Grandmaster Thomas was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame; the original and most prominent hall of fame in the country and was appointed to USA Martial Arts Alliance National Team.  It is Grandmaster Thomas's goal to spread the knowledge of the martial arts worldwide and help people from all walks of life reach their full human potential.

Competition Record

I. MMA Record: 1-1

2014 Spar Wars MMA Champion: Opponent Mikey Rodriguez (Win by unanimous decision) 


II. Full Contact Fighting Record: 2-1

2012 Spar Wars: Opponent Ty Garrett (Loss)

2007 Tong Il Lo Invitational: Opponent Steve Pinder  (Win by unanimous decision)

2005 Battle Grounds Championships: Opponent Fred Dickinson (Win by unanimous decision)


III. Recent Karate Tournament Results:

* 2014 Fall Texas X Championships

1st Place Points Sparring (35 and Over) and Grand Champion

* 2014 Spring Texas X State Championships

1st Place Point Fighting (35 and Over Division)

*2013 Fall Texas X State Championship

1st place Points Fighting (Heavyweight Divisions)

*2013 USKA World Championships

3rd Place Continuous Fighting (Light Heavyweight Division)

*2013 Spring Texas X State Championships

2nd Place Grand Champions

1st place Points Fighting (Heavyweight Divisions)

*2013 Panther City Championships

Grand Champion Points Fighting (Black Belt Overall Winner)

1st place Points Fighting (185lb Division)

*2012 Spar Wars Championship

Grand Champion: Continuous Fighting

*2012 Fall Texas X State Championship:

Grand Champion Point Fighting (Black Belt Overall Winner)

Grand Champion Forms (Black Belt Overall Winner)

1st Place Point Fighting (35yrs and over)

1st Place Forms (35rys and over)

*2012 Spring Texas X State Champion

1st Place Point Fighting

2nd Place Forms

*2012 Panther City Championships

3rd Place Point Fighting

Contact Soke

Grandmaster Thomas is available for Seminars, Clinics, and Private lessons in Bully Prevention, Adult Self-Defense, Women's self-defense, Jiu-jitsu, Submission Grapple techniques, Strength and Conditioning, Law Enforcement, Personal training, and Modern/classical weapons. Call Grandmaster Thomas at 682-282-8082, or Email; Grandmasterthomas@thomasacademyma.com
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