Dennis Thomas

Dennis "El Travieso" Thomas- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA Coach

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.

22 years of boxing experience. 11 Years of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MMA training & Fitness instruction. 4-0 MMA (Cage Fighting Record). Multiple Time BJJ Champion. Certified black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under coach Sina Hadad.

Dennis currently trains at Ironside Martial Arts under Jiu-Jitsu Professor Sina Hadad and MMA coach Juan Guenechea. Happily married to his beautiful high school sweetheart for 16 years. 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:

  • 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