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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.

  1. All of our instructors currently train and compete in local, national and world competitions. We practice what we teach on a competitive level, so we know what works and what doesn't. We all also continue to study, train & develop better skills and techniques to help our clients surpass their goals.

  2. We offer more types of classes than most gyms!

  3. Our kids classes are all 1 hour long! Most of our competitors only offer 30 minute long kids classes. With Street Jitsu you get more classes and longer classes for your money.

  4. We offer classes 5 days a week!

  5. We offer safe, clean, well lit facilities, with ample parking and convenient locations.

  6. Our Street Jitsu instructors are able to train you regardless of your size, age, experience level or athletic ability.

  7. All of our classes are fun, exciting, interesting and energetic. You will learn something new everyday and have a great time while doing it!

  8. No cost or obligation to try out any of our classes for FREE!

  9. We offer month-to-month contracts! Cancel anytime with 30 days notice!

  10. We offer great prices for families!

Our Credentials

  • USA Boxing Certified Boxing Club

  • Safe Sport Certified Coaches

  • USA Boxing Members

  • Professional MMA & Boxing Cornermen

  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Members

  • Sport Jiu-Jitsu International Federation Members

  • USA Boxing Certified Coaches

  • Amateur MMA & Boxing Cornermen

Plus

  • Free WiFi

  • Shower

  • Weight Room

  • Early Morning and Lunch Time Classes

  • Classes for kids, teens and adults of all ages

  • Competition team

  • Private lessons & Personal training available

  • Bully Proof

  • Expert Weight Loss and Nutrition Advice

  • World class training facility

  • Self-Defense. Fitness. Health.

  • Drug and Alcohol Free

LINEAGE

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

COACHES

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. 14+ 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.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Accomplishments

2006

  • 2nd Place, Silver medal Texas NoGi Championship.

  • 3rd Place, Bronze medal Elite Grapplers Championship

2007

  • 2nd Place trophy, U.S. No Gi Challenge

  • 1st Place Gold Medal, Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship

2011

  • 2nd place NoGi and Gi, Star Jiu-Jitsu Championship

  • 3rd place Europa Dallas, Fight World Championships

2012

  • 3rd place, Salute to Arms charity event benefitting the Wounded Warriors Project.

  • 1st Place Gold medal, American Grappling Federation

  • 2nd place Silver medal, Lone Star State Jiu-Jitsu Championship, NABJJF

  • 2nd place Bronze medal, NABJJF Nationals

  • 2nd place Silver medal, NABJJF Nationals

  • 1st place Gold medal, NABJJF Nationals

  • 1st Place Gold medal, Europa Super Show Torque Champion

  • 1st Place Gold Championship belt, NAGA expert division.

2013

  • 3rd place Bronze medal, NAGA World Championship

  • 2nd place Silver medal, NAGA World Championship

  • 1st place Gold medal, American Grappling Federation

  • 1st Place Gold medal, Newbreed Ultimate Challenge

  • 1st place Gold medal, Newbreed Ultimate Challenge

  • 1st place Gold medal, Europa Fight to Win

  • 1st place Gold medal, NABJJF Nationals

2014

  • 2nd place Silver medal, IBJJF Dallas International Open

  • 1st place Championship belt, Black/Brown belt division, Five Grappling Championship

  • 1st place Championship belt, Expert division, Five Grappling Championship

2016

  • 2nd place Silver Medal, ONNIT World Open Submission Only Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

  • 1st place Gold medal, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Black Belt Division (Gi) NABJJF Lone Star State Championship

  • 1st place Gold medal, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Black Belt Division (NoGi) NABJJF Lone Star State Championship

  • 1st place Gold medal, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Black Belt Division (Open Weight, NoGi) NABJJF Lone Star State Championship

  • MMA Cage Fighting Accomplishments:

  • 2007 Defeated Samuel Cyr via tapout with a Lion Killer Choke (2nd round)

  • 2008 Defeated Kevin Salas via tapout with a Lion Killer Choke (1st round)

  • 2015 Defeated Jaime Anaya via TKO (1st round)

  • 2015 Defeated Fernando Salas via Unanimous Decision (3 rounds)

Certifications

  • First Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Professional MMA Fighter

  • Safe Sport Certified Coach

  • USA Boxing Member

  • Professional Cornerman

  • IBJJF Member

  • SJJIF Member

  • USA Boxing Certified Coach

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.

  • 2014 Masters Worlds – Gold Medalist

  • 2014 Dallas Open – Gold Medalist

  • 2014 Houston Open – Gold Medalist

  • 2013 Masters Worlds – Silver Medalist

  • 2013 Masters Worlds NOGI – Silver Medalist

  • 2013 Dallas Open – Gold Medalist

  • 2012 Dallas Open – Gold Medalist

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

2018

  • Underground Submission series. 1st GI absolute. 2nd GI 145. 2nd No GI 145. 3rd No GI Absolute

2018

  • NAGA 1st No Gi

  • Evolve Jiu Jitsu tournament 1st no GI

  • Grappling Industry 2nd GI

2016

  • Newbreed 1st GI 145 lb, Silver GI 170 lb

  • NABJJF 1st GI 2nd NO GI

  • TXBJJ 3rd GI

Coach Blake

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach


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

I started training for self defense and I stay passionate by always trying to improve every day


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

Enjoy the process and study


What is your favorite move to do?

My favorite move is the rear naked choke

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 Fernando

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coach

"I’ve been training for a total of 8 years now, since I was 14 years old. Currently I am a 4th degree brown belt under Rob Ables from Marcelo Garcia Dallas, he’s a black under the Legendary Marcelo Garcia. I used to be an active competitor, I won a few Dallas Opens, and a lot of tournaments like Naga, Newbreed, AGF.. etc, but more than anything I love to teach and also learn from other people." -Fernando Chavarria Jr.

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.

  • Has been boxing for over 15+ yrs

  • 2013 Graduate from UNT

  • Former USA Boxing Member for 5+ yrs

  • 2014 Ft Worth Golden Gloves Novice Champion Light heavyweight division

  • 2nd place in 2014 Silver Gloves Championship light heavyweight division

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