Who is Trey Murray?
I am also an IT Manager at Brighter Image Lab, which means I do a little bit of everything at work, from systems operations to building websites, managing consultants, equipment, and more.
I am married to my beautiful wife and have one daughter.
artwork by Trey Murray
I began writing poetry in elementary school, but only my later work is featured here. Drawing inspiration from multiple sources such as: martial arts, God, and other muses, I pour my heart out onto the page for you.
I began doodling throughout my school age years, but 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 my most recent works are uploaded here.
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.
I am a member of at AKF Martial Arts in Burleson, Texas, and I am also the Judo instructor there. I have learned not only how to defend myself, but also how to handle myself 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 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.
Now, 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, I would only attend when I was able. This led me down some dark paths throughout high school and college.
Now, having surrendered my life to Christ, 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.