About Trey Murray
I am an IT Manager, which means I do a little bit of everything at work, from systems operations to building websites, managing consultants, equipment, and more.
I am a servant of God and believe the teachings of his son Jesus. I like to write poetry and draw. I also practice martial arts, specifically Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. I am a black belt in Judo and I teach this art at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, TX. I am currently a blue belt in Jiu-Jistu with Ronin Jiu-Jitsu which is also taught at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, TX. I am married to my beautiful wife and have one daughter.
artwork by Trey Murray
Trey Murray began writing poetry in elementary school, but only his later work is featured here. Drawing inspiration from multiple sources such as: martial arts, God, and other muses, he pours his heart out onto the page for you to read.
Trey Murray began doodling throughout his school age years, but didn’t truly start honing those skills until his late thirties. Challenged by his daughter and her passion for art, he took up drawing as a hobby. Unfortunately, he finds too many hobbies enjoyable and never has sat down to perfect just one. While this artwork is still far from perfection, only his most recent works are uploaded here.
Martial Arts - Trey Murray
Martial arts saved Trey Murray's life. His starting weight was over 350 lbs. He is now down under 250 lbs. Trey credits this weight loss feat to beginning a journey in the martial arts.
A member of Ronin Jiu-Jitsu, and a Judo instructor at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, Texas, Trey has learned not only how to defend himself in the most vulnerable of situations, but also how to handle himself in everyday life. The martial arts has had the benefit of increased focus, a rise in assertiveness, and the ability to think clearly despite being put in the most impossible of conditions.
Judo - Trey Murray
Judo is Trey Murray's base martial art, and the art for which he has achieved his black belt. Trey studied under Sensei Bette Nielson until he 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.
Now, Trey teaches Judo at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, TX where he also studies Jiu-Jitsu with Terrell Williams of Ronin BJJ. Learn more about Judo, it's history, katas, moves, throws, chokes, holds and pins.
Trey Murray on God
Trey did not grow up in church, he would only attend when he was able. This him down some dark paths throughout high school and college.
Now, having surrendered his life to Christ and dedicating to learning all God has to offer, he has taken on the task of leading a small group in his church - Bar Cross Cowboy Church in Alvarado, TX.
You can read many of Trey Murray's devotionals or some thoughts on God, Christianity, and life within the body of believers.