Trey Murray

Trey Murray in sunglasses

Trey Murray

Who is Trey Murray?

I am a black belt in Judo and I teach this martial art at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, TX. Currently, I hold a blue belt in Jiu-Jistu as well.

A servant of God, I believe the teachings of his son Jesus. I write my thoughts about God when I have the inspiration to do so, and I like to write poetry and draw.

​As the IT Manager at Brighter Image Lab​, I handle: systems operations, building websites, managing consultants, equipment, and more.

I have a beautiful wife and one daughter.

artwork by Trey Murray

I started writing poetry in elementary school, but you can find my later work featured here. My inspiration is found in multiple sources such as: martial arts, God, and other muses.

Even though I doodled throughout my school age years, I didn't truly start honing those skills until my late thirties. Challenged by my daughter and her passion for art, I took up drawing as a hobby. Unfortunately, I find too many hobbies enjoyable and I have never sat down to perfect just one. This artwork is still far from perfection, but here are some of my most recent works.

It is my sincere hope that I can continue to move toward improving both my poetry and my drawing skills. Like anything, it takes practice, but with enough effort, maybe the name Trey Murray will be associated with poetry or artwork.

Martial Arts

Martial arts saved my life. My starting weight was over 350 lbs. I am now down under 250 lbs. I credit this weight loss feat to beginning a journey in the martial arts.

As the Judo instructor at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, Texas, I am also a member there. I learn not only how to defend myself, but also how to handle myself in everyday life. Martial arts have many benefits including: increased focus, a rise in assertiveness, and the ability to think clearly despite being put in the most impossible of conditions.

My sincere hope and goal is for the name Trey Murray to be recognized and well thought of in the martial arts community. I aspire to live up to the code of Bushido and keep the highest code of honor.


Judo is my base martial art, and the art for which I have achieved my black belt. I studied under Sensei Nielson until I achieved the rank of brown III when Sensei Neilson retired. Grandmaster Hyung Yun Kim then awarded him the rank of 1st Dan black belt in Judo.

Judo has become my passion, and nothing would make me happier than for the name Trey Murray to be known and well thought of within the Judo community. ​Continu​ally, I work every week to become the best judoka I can become.

I teach Judo at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, TX where I also study Jiu-Jitsu with Terrell Williams. Learn more about Judo, it's history, katas, moves, throws, chokes, holds and pins.

God's Servant - Trey Murray

I did not grow up in church, so I would only attend when I was able. This led me down some dark paths throughout high school and college because I had no foundation in Biblical principles.

Now, I have surrendered my life to Christ, and I'm dedicated to learning all God has to offer. I've taken on the task of leading a small group in my home church - Bar Cross Cowboy Church in Alvarado, TX.

You can read many of my devotionals or thoughts on God, Christianity, and life within the body of believers.