About Us

What Is Street Jitsu?

Street Jitsu= Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Submission Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA Classes + Fun, Fitness & Weight Loss. Expert Coaches. Classes for beginners, amateurs, weekend warriors, hobbyists and professionals. All ages are welcome. We encourage families to join. No athletic ability required. No experience necessary. Morning, Noon, Night and Weekend Classes Are Available. 1 price, all locations and unlimited classes are included. Open 24/7 for members. Come and train with us! roll with the punches  

 We offer the option of coming to you. We have personal trainers who can get you in shape and teach you self defense at the same time and at your location! 

Unlike most fitness gyms who have you aimlessly punching and kicking just to get you to break a sweat, our expert coaches take the time to show you proper fighting techniques. This is not a fake it until you make it gym. You will learn proven fighting methods, just in case of a self-defense situation. Street Jitsu will help you feel empowered to defend yourself in any scenario. 

Street Jitsu is a boutique style gym, dedicated to helping you reach your fitness, health, weight-loss or competition goals. We cater to hobbyist, fitness enthusiasts, beginners, weekend warriors, amateur and professional athletes. We offer non-contact, light contact, full contact and competition training options for all of our classes and programs.

Whether you sign up to attend our group classes or private lessons we can help you reach your goals.

Our Credentials



Professor Dennis Thomas' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage:

Jigoro Kano
Tomita Tsunejiro
Mitsui Maeda
Carlos Gracie 
Helio Gracie
Rolls Gracie
Carlos Gracie Jr
Carlos Machado
Kenneth McClure
Yousef Alirezaei
Sina Hadad 
Professor Dennis Thomas


Coach Dennis

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA Instructor- Founder

Hi my name is Dennis Thomas, Jr. My goal is to make sure that you know how to defend yourself and teach you the skills to get you into the best shape of your life. I will never give up on you. Please come in and tryout a free class. I promise to provide you with the best coaching, training partners and facility to ensure that your self-defense skills and fitness goals are met. 

25+ years of boxing experience. 15+ Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MMA training & Fitness instruction. 4-0 MMA (Cage Fighting Record). Multiple Time BJJ Champion. Certified First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under coach Sina Hadad. Dennis currently trains at Ironside Martial Arts under Jiu-Jitsu Professor Sina Hadad. Proud father of 3 amazing children and his beautiful granddaughter.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Accomplishments









MMA Cage Fighting Accomplishments:


Coach Bob

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Coach Bob Drummond started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2008 in Hawaii under Relson Gracie and Mike and Chris Onzuka at O2 Martial Arts. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a Black Belt in Taekwondo and Shotokan Karate. Coach Bob has been married to his beautiful wife Gaye for over 32-years and has 5-children. 

Coach Jerry

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Jerry “Manimal” Lair has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since April of 2010 and received his black belt from master Sina Hadad in December of 2018. The 2014 IBJJF Masters Purple Belt World Champion and competition veteran he is also a certified Modern Army Combative Program instructor who loves to share his favorite techniques with his students. Jerry has trained with the toughest guys in Texas and has been a training partner in several MMA fight camps.

Currently instructing at Street Jitsu. 

Coach Tom

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Thomas (Tom) Rodriguez

I started training Jiu Jitsu in Chicago, IL in 2012 under Carlson Gracie Team black belts Jeff Neal and Brian Bishop. I moved down to Texas in 2015 and began training under James Sherry, Jerry Lair and Dennis Thomas at Street Jitsu in Roanoke, TX. Since starting training, I have lost 40 lbs, and have competed in numerous tournaments and pro grappling fights. I am currently a brown belt. I have a bachelors in psychology from Northern Illinois University. I have been married since May of 2010 to my lovely Wife Angela and we have 2 daughters and 1 son.

BJJ accomplishments




Coach Jesus

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Why did you start training and what's kept you so passionate about it?

Started training because I've always wanted to learn a grappling martial art. I've kept up with it mainly because I fell in love with jiu jitsu since day one. Every day I get to learn something new and meet people from all walks of life. 

What is a piece of advice you'd give yourself when you first started?

Watch more instructionals and do more positional rounds. 

What is your favorite move to do?

Triangle and rear naked choke

Coach Sal

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Why did you start training and what's kept you so passionate about it? 

After taking a major pay cut and feeling like I was losing at life, I wanted to be winning at something again. At 23 years old I decided to walk in to a Brazilian jiu jitsu gym that was advertising MMA. Prior years I was approached by grapplers in public that I should try training because of my build. I declined because when I saw pictures assuming the gi uniform had something to do with traditional martial arts. I continue training Jiu-jitsu because it gave me the feeling that I missed after doing High School football. Just like when stepping on the mats or the football field everything else in life blurs out and you're able to focus at the moment at hand.

What is a piece of advice you'd give yourself when you first started?

Knowledge will always exceed my physical attributes.

What is your favorite move to do?

Take downs from sitting guard

Coach Samantha

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

Why did you start training and what's kept you so passionate about it? 

I started training after a sexual assault to be able to defend myself. I stay training because it brought me to peace with myself and let me find a strength I didn't realize I had. My passion to try to empower women to be able to protect themselves is found in this sport. 

What is a piece of advice you'd give yourself when you first started? 

If your uncomfortable,  your doing it right. Get comfortable being uncomfortable because that's where progress is made. 

What is your favorite move to do?

Triangle :)

Coach Richard

Boxing Coach

Coach Richard Derrick is from Dallas TX.

Coach Aron

Muay Thai Coach

Why did you start training and what's kept you so passionate about it?

The first fight I remember watching was Tyson vs Holyfield and fell in love with boxing fairly young, but it was watching Jose Aldo destroy everyone in WEC that really turned me onto kickboxing and muay thai. The constant evolving talent keeps me excited. Watching guys like Liam Harrison, Jonathan Haggerty, Rodtang, and Saenchai is like watching violent art in motion.  

What is a piece of advice you'd give yourself when you first started?

One piece of advice I'd give students starting out, is not to overlook the basics. Everyone wants to learn the fancy spinning stuff on day one, but building that foundation is much more important.

What is your favorite move to do?

My favorite technique to use are leg kicks. 

Coach Jut

Group Fitness Instructor & Sports Specific Coach

Justen (Jut) Smith is CEO of Veteran owned, Fitness Consultant Company TriPoint Athletics, LLC and president of JustenProFitness. He is a sports specific speed & agility coach. Currently partnering with NBA G-League Team Texas Legends and Arena Football Team Texas Revolutions.

Training and education through United States Military, NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and ACE (American Council on Exercise).

11 years Coaching and Fitness Training

7 years United States ARMY and US National Guard

-Combat Veteran, Served OIF and OEF (Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom) Iraq/Kuwait

Former Semi Pro Football

USATF (USA Track & Field) National Champion and Masters Outdoor/Indoor 3 time Gold Medalist