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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
Program Director, 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.

Westin Poole
3rd Degree Black Belt

Westin Poole’s love for karate kicked in as a kid when he began training in martial arts at the age of 6. By 2009, Westin was a certified 1st degree black belt and has no plans of slowing down. He has been teaching for almost eight years and enjoys working with children. The mission behind his teaching is inspiring his students to reach their goals and see the benefits of their hard work.

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.

Gerardo Mulas
BJJ Black Belt, Yoga

Gerardo Mulas is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt with many years of experience in the martial arts.  He is also an IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) Certified Black Belt, the most important organization in the world for BJJ.  Not only he is an avid practitioner of this craft, he also keeps up to date with all the latest developments in this discipline, both from the competition aspect as well as the newer techniques. Gerardo is also a Yoga expert and he has studied kinesiology (the science of human and animal movement) hence helping his students achieve their best both physically and psychologically.