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About Us
Who We Are

Since opening its doors in 2004, Freddie Poole's Martial Arts has impacted thousands of lives in the community. Our friendly staff looks forward each day to helping our students achieve their goals.​ Although standards are set high, each student at FPMA is evaluated on an individual basis to ensure progression on their own timeline. This approach ensures students achieve and earn rank on their own merit. We encourage our students to trust the process and enjoy it. Earning a black belt at FPMA is a once in a lifetime experience!

Our dedicated instructors at FPMA have taken their Martial Arts experiences and created a well-rounded training system for all ages. Freddie Poole's Martial Arts is the most balanced martial arts training system; it combines traditional training elements with practical real world application. By integrating both of these elements into one system, one can truly train in mixed martial arts.​ Freddie Poole's Martial Arts has a YouTube channel for students looking to have a better understanding of techniques taught in classes or for those just looking to brush up on their skills.

Our people

World-Class Team

Together our team has a combined experience of over 100 years in Martial Arts practice and instruction. All our instructors are certified personal trainers.
Vanny Boon
5th Degree Black Belt, Saekson Muay Thai

Vanny Boon is a certified 5th degree black belt skilled in various forms of martial arts including TaeKwonDo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Boxing. Master Boon’s passion and experience for martial arts began when he started training at the age of 5 and spans over 25 years. Master Boon trained under Grand Master Hong, Master Freddie Poole and Muay Thai world champion Saekson Janjira.

Sara Granger
2nd Degree Blackbelt

Sara is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas. She double majored in speech-language pathology and child development. Sara began taking karate at age 8 and earned her black belt in 2012 under Freddie Poole. Shortly after earning her black belt she began teaching at FPMA.

Sovandy Om
5th Degree Black Belt

Sovandy Om is a certified 5th Degree Black belt with over 25 years of martial experience and over 15 years of teaching experience. He is skilled in multiple forms of Martials Arts including TaeKwonDo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and also competed in all around gymnastics for 4 years. As a fitness instructor, Master Om believes in designing enjoyable, effective Martial Arts and fitness workouts that cater to an individual’s needs. While teaching he focuses on using a strong educational foundation in order to promote the safety and success of his students. At his core, Master Om believes that a health conscious lifestyle is necessary for longevity and happiness and instills this in his students at FPMA.

Duyen Do
Program Director

Graduated from the University of Dallas in 2016 and currently pursing a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Duyen started her training at Freddie Poole’s Martial Arts in 2019. She currently has experiences in Taekwondo and Muay Thai.

Moises Rizo
Pro Fighter

Moises has 17 years of experience in Muay Thai training and is certified under Muay Thai world champion Saekson Janjira. He has trained in close quarter combat and modern arenas. Through training and hard work, Moises brings several pro fight experiences to FPMA. Some of the fights occurred in McAllen, Detroit and was a main event in Dallas. Training has changed and saved his life in many ways and his teaching is his way of paying it forward to all those who have helped him along his journey.

Miles Scholten
First Degree Black Belt

Miles Scholten began training in karate at the age of 6, and rapidly fell in love with it. The rigorous training involved helped him gain control over his body throughout adolescence and he continued practicing martial arts with FPMA until he earned his black belt. He enjoys teaching both as a way of sharing his knowledge and as a way of bettering himself as a martial artist.

Reid Fundis
First Degree Black Belt

Reid Fundis is a first degree black belt which he obtained in 2019 at Freddie Poole’s Martial Arts. He has studied martial arts for over eight years, and has trained in TaeKwonDo, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu,and wrestling. His goal in teaching is to help his students understand the value of hard work and dedication, and to help them grow as he has, all while teaching them how to defend themselves.

Danny Liu
Black Belt, Pro Fighter

Danny Liu is a certified 1st degree black belt and professional Muay Thai and Boxing fighter. He brings 3 amateur titles and 9 professional fights of experience to Freddie Poole. Danny started training martial arts in Taiwan when he was 7 years old. After traveling to the US in 2012, he has trained and worked at Muay Thai World champion Saekson Janjira’s school and Dominion Gym. His mission is to continue to build his professional career while passing on his knowledge to the next generation of martial artists. He feels FPMA teaches students a modern style for modern times while simultaneously remaining a generational school.