About Us

This site is the virtual manifestation of our brick & mortar academy, which is located in the heart of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thomas Williams - Co-Founder
Shelby Williams — Co-Founder

Our Story

Thomas Williams has been practicing martial arts since childhood, starting in the traditional arts and expanding to wrestling, jiu jitsu, judo, and Muay Thai. Thomas is a first degree Black Belt under Piet Wilhelm.

Shelby started Massage Therapy in 2007 and Yoga in 2008. She traveled with her practice coast-to-coast and found her roots in Tulsa, OK, where she co-founded Balanced Bodies with Thomas Williams. Shelby is currently a Purple Belt under Thomas.

Meet Our Other Instructors

Besides Thomas, there is a crew of instructors who teach classes of all types.

Therman Lee

Brown Belt
Training since 2011

Susan Ormston

Purple Belt
Training since 2011

KC Morgan

Brown Belt
Training since 2012

Shelby Williams

Purple Belt
Training Since 2011

What Our Students Have to Say

If you are looking for an academy that will mold and shape you into a complete warrior, this is the place for you. Balanced Bodies believes in family, and the academy reflects that.
Paul B.
From Tulsa, OK
The entire environment has been nothing but supportive. I’m being pushed but when I’ve needed a break it’s been respected and supported. I love my team.
Deven M.
From Tulsa, OK
Such a great warm and professional academy! The technical Jiu Jitsu is amazing along with the whole body and health focus is a fantastic place to train!!!
Matthew B.
From Tulsa, OK
An inviting atmosphere for new jiujitsu practitioners. I walked in my first day and instantly felt welcomed. The instruction is top notch. Great place to break a sweat and grow with friends.
Hunter G.
From Tulsa, OK
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