FishHawk Martial Arts Academy

Dojo Staff

Shihan James R. Jones, MS, NCC, CCMHC

Dojo Cho - Head Master

Shihan Jones is a Doctoral candidate in psychology and is the founding father (Kaicho) of Mushin no Shin Aikijujutsu Do and owner of the illustrious Fishhawk Martial Arts Academy. The academy is a traditionally based environment that best suits the precepts of the warrior spirit. Shihan Jones has studied and performed a variety of martial arts for over 42 years, studying Goju Karate, military close quarters combatives, Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, and Shintoyoshin-kai (American combat jujitsu). In addition, he is a certified self-defense weapons (Kubaton) Instructor for the Florida Sheriff’s and Municipal Police organizations. He possesses a Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a certified Reiki Master, as well as being an active member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association. As a career U.S. Army Special Forces Officer with multiple combat tours, he is a recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star for combat operations in Afghanistan, as well as being awarded the Legion of Merit for 31 years of service. He has instructed martial arts/combat defense to Law Enforcement Agencies, Civilian schools, US and Foreign Military units. He is currently the Aikijujutsu and Self-Defense Instructor at the Summerlin Military Academy located in Bartow, Florida. Shihan Jones is a recognized lecturer in Life Skills, Mindfulness, and Communications training. He also specializes in instructing Women's and Seniors self-defense in addition to training in the mental state of combat and defense. Shihan Jones is a Military Liaison Officer (MLO) for American Budokai International and is a member of the American Budokai Society.

Jason Rock

Dojo Cho - Co-Founder


Jason Rock is a current Law Enforcement officer (Deputy Sheriff - Captain) in Central Florida and a retired career active duty Special Operations Officer, with a military background in Psychological Warfare and Counter Terrorism, as well as being a former Military Law Enforcement and Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare specialist.  He is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals and the Combat Action Badge as a result of multiple combat tours of duty is support of our nation’s interests. Renshi Rock has studied various martial art systems for over 24 years, including Military combatives, American Kenpo and close-quarters combat, Shintoyoshin-Kai combat jujitsu, Taichi Chuan, Gracie Jiujitsu Survival Tactics, Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, and Aikijujutsu.  Additionally, he has placed a large emphasis in the meditative arts and is an internationally certified Reiki Master along with being granted the instructorship for Tai-Chi.   He has instructed law enforcement defensive tactics, advanced firearms & close-quarters combat, and hand-to-hand defense to Foreign Military units and Law Enforcement agencies around the world. He has an extensive background in teaching youth athletics with over 15 years of instructor/coaching experience in the fields of competitive Football, Baseball, and is currently the Chief Instructor for the Aikijujutsu practitioner program at the Fishhawk Martial Arts Academy in Lithia, Florida.  Additionally, he is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement certified instructor for defensive tactics and firearms training curriculum for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy located in Dade City Florida and the local sheriff's office.  Renshi Rock is the Military Liaison Officer (MLO) and a lifetime member of American Budokai International and a lifetime member of the Taoist Tai-Chi Society.