9644 plano rd, dallas, tx 75238   |   214-343-3000 

Founder & Master Instructor Bobby Autry

Master Instructor Autry began training in martial arts in 1969 as a teen. After a decade of dedicated training and teaching, Bobby founded the Dallas Academy of Martial Arts.  Mr. Autry has been teaching self defense to both children and adults, and has been developing young leaders in the Lake Highlands/White Rock communities since 1980. His students, and their students, have  gone on to successfully establish highly regarded martial arts schools in Arlington, Fort Worth, Aledo, Will's Point, and San Diego. Instructor Autry and his family have proudly served the local community for over 35 years, shaping multiple generations of students, and guiding families to confidence, fitness, and safety.

Serving the Lake Highlands, Old Lake HIghlands,

and White Rock Community since 1980

INSTRUCTOR jeff Buchanan, 3RD DAN

Instructor Rod Marsh, 3rd Dan


Owner & Master Instructor Garven Garcia, 4th Dan

Instructor Garcia began taking classes in early 2004 at the insistence of his son who was already a student at the time.  After spending twenty five years in the wholesale jewelry and gift industry, Garven was approached by the Autry family as a possible successor to lead the academy.  He frequently taught both the junior and adult classes and established himself as best suited to continue the traditions.  Instructor Garcia is known for his intensity, and for his high personal standards.  Parents and students alike appreciate his no-nonsense approach to fitness and self defense, including his uncanny ability to motivate students of every level.