About the Founder of Our Martial Arts School

Who better to teach you or your children a martial arts class than a man who holds a fourth-degree black belt? Tony Rios, the founder of My Martial Arts in Dallas, Texas, has been teaching martial arts full time for more than 10 years. He got his start in the martial arts at age 9. Since that time, he has competed in tournaments on the local, national, and international levels. He practices Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, boxing, and grappling.

Earning Black Belts & Winning Championships

Tony earned his first-degree black belt in 1994 at age 15 and rapidly advanced through the ranks, receiving his second-degree in 1997, his third-degree in 2009, and his fourth-degree in 2012. Over the years, his awards have been numerous and include four letters of commendation, 37 medals, and seven trophies.

He won second place in forms and third place in sparring in the 14th Junior Olympic Championships. During the Eagle park International Championships in Queretaro, Mexico, he was the only person to represent the State of Texas. He joined with the Mexican national team to compete against Korea. In 2013, he was proclaimed grand champion and placed first in the 49th annual Jack Wong National Tournament. In addition to competing himself, Tony has coached three champions in Texas state competitions and two in the Junior Olympics.

Expanding Teaching & Coaching Opportunities

Teaching is something Tony has loved since the age of 16, when he started on a part-time basis. Now, that he has been teaching full time since 2006, his goals include expanding his work in teaching and coaching. His goals are three:

  • To coach a student to compete at the Olympic level.
  • To win the approval of the Special Olympics organization for his martial arts program
  • To expand his Adaptive Training Program throughout Texas, the United States, and the world.

Contact us today for more information about the founder of our martial arts school. We provide martial arts classes for children and adults in Dallas, Park Cities, Preston Hollow, and Medical District, Texas.