About the Tulsa Wild Bunch Class

Tulsa Wild Bunch Martial Arts

Welcome to the Wild Bunch Tulsa Martial Arts Academy!!! We are a part of the Wild Bunch Karate Organization that was started by Bob Kinney and Bill Briscoe over 40 years ago. Martial Arts styles we teach include Taekwon Do, Goju Ryu, Filipino Kali, Boxing, Kick Boxing, and Ju Jitsu. The religious aspect of the Oriental arts are not taught in our classes, but historical information and some philosophy is included as a part of teaching. Our dojo is run with a basic family-oriented Christian ethic structure.

We produce top notch martial arts warriors!!! We encourage our students to attend karate tournaments, but our classes are focused on preparing you to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones. All students are required to maintain control of their violent emotions in class with immediate intercession by the Teachers at the first sign of any lack of physical control during any class session. Martial arts are taught for self-defense only and abusively aggressive behavior towards others outside of class is grounds for immediate dismissal. In our class you will learn how to fight, but more importantly, you will learn how to avoid a fight. You will also get a great cardio workout, increased physical strength and coordination.

Courtesy, Integrity, Indomitable Spirit, Self Control, and Perseverance are the 5 Tenants of Taekwon Do. That is the character we teach each of our students and practice ourselves. All students are taught to respect and listen to elder and upper ranks and to support and nurture junior and lower ranks. Students are taught that family and work/school come before Karate Class and we assist in reinforcing the importance of school and good grades with all students.

Our Team

Rodney Thompson

Rodney Thompson

Head Instructor

Rodney Thompson began studying the classic style of Korean Karate Tae Kwon Do in 1983 and currently holds a 9th degree black belt in the Kinney Karate Wild Bunch organization. Over the past 30+ years he has studied many other styles of martial arts including Muay Thai and American kickboxing, Chinese Wing Chun, Philippine Kali, Goju, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Grappling and Jeet Kune Do principles.

Tim Shaw

Tim Shaw

2nd Dan

Tim Shaw has been studying Martial Arts for 10 years and as a 2nd Dan black belt in the Wild Bunch helps teach class. Here he is congratulating another blackbeklt (Michelle Brown) on winning state champion in the OKA

Nathan McDonald

Junior Black Belt

Nathan recieved his black belt in December of 2017 and has been helping teach class since then.