About Us
Who We Are

Since opening its doors in 2004, Boon's Mixed 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 Boon MMA 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 Boon MMA is a once in a lifetime experience!

Our dedicated instructors at BoonMMA have taken their Martial Arts experiences and created a well-rounded training system for all ages. Boon'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.​ Boon's Mixed 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

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.

Duyen Do

Duyen is a recent graduate of University of Texas at Arlington with an MS degree in Biomedical engineering and a BS in Biochemistry. Duyen started her martial arts journey at Boon Martial Arts in 2019. She currently has experiences in Taekwondo and Muay Thai. She believes that it's never too late to start something new and hopes to share her martial arts experiences with others.

Nathan Wiggs
5th Degree Black Belt

Nathan Wiggs is a certified 5th Degree Black Belt received under Grand Master John Pat Burleson. He started training in TaeKwonDo/ Youn Wha Ryu system at the age of 6 years old and has over 20 years of teaching experience. Mr. Wiggs is skilled in various forms of martial arts such as Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Boxing, and weapons training. He is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Bill 

Nikita Sangini
Media Advisor / Round 1 Instructor

Nikita has been training and working towards her blackbelt at Boon Martial Arts since 2018. Her goal is to be able to help and inspire others to understand and pursue the benefits of Martial Arts while also perfecting her skills. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with her B.A. in Finance and Art.

Alex Garcia
3rd Degree Black Belt

Alex Garcia started his training at the age of 4. He has over 20+ years of training experiences and 15 years of teaching experiences. He earned his 2nd degree in Mr. Jay’s system Kenjikai from Jay McKey and Tom Hogue. Mr. Garcia earned 3rd degree in Taekwondo from Freddie Poole. He is skilled in Bostaff, Genjikai and sparring. Mr. Garcia was a multi year state champion for the AOK tournaments for weapons, katas and sparring. He has knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.

Melissa Holetzeck
Administrative Assistant

Melissa has a passion for learning, helping and growing. Melissa studies at Sam Houston State and Houston Baptist University and will be a returning student this fall to further her studies in Psychology. Melissa's background includes cheer and tumbling. She stumbled upon BMA and fell in love with the energy, environment, practicality and real word applications of the disciplines taught here.

Reid Fundis
2nd Degree Black Belt

Reid Fundis is a first degree black belt which he obtained in 2019 at Boon 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.

Soannia Tiem
Muay Thai Coach

Soannia has over 15 years of Martial Arts training. She is skilled in Kung Fu, Muay Thai, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. She started in Kung Fu for 5 years and transitioned to her training to Muay Thai under Saekson Janjira in 2010. She currently holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Soannia considers herself a student and learns from everyone she meets. She believes in creating a community through martial arts.

Miles Scholten
2nd 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 BMA 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.

Billy Nguyen
Muay Thai Coach

Billy has 8 years of Muay Thai experience. Began training under Saekson Janjira in 2011 and developed a burning passion for learning and teaching. Quickly learning the techniques put it to the test 11 months later to win the 2012 USMTA amateur title. Billy has shown exceptional drive to teach new students from basic techniques to high level Muay Thai techniques.

Johnny Rodriguez
Machado BJJ 2nd Degree Black Belt

Professor Johnny Rodriguez is a 2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Master Carlos Machado. He started his martial arts journey in Aikido as a teenager and earned his black belt. Through the years, Professor Rodriguez has studied and practiced Kenpo Karate, Judo, Muay Thai, Catch wrestling and Shorin-ryu Karate. He currently holds a brown belt in Judo, black belt in Kenpo, Aikido and Shorin-Ryu Karate. Professor Rodriguez enjoys seeing kids and adults grow through teaching seminars, workshops, and classes. In addition to his martial arts experience, he has a long standing career as a law enforcement professional and actively supports the special needs population, teaching them adaptive martial arts. Professor Rodriguez coaches students as they prepare for BJJ and MMA tournaments and he continues to actively compete as well.

Moises Rizo
Pro Fighter/Muay Thai Coach

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 BMA. 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.