Knowledge, Skill, Passion, Honor & Motivation
A Dutch Kickboxing/Muay Thai instructor in Corpus Christi and South Texas. Freddy started his training in Corpus Christi in 1994. Starting in the traditional arts and then moving on to kickboxing because of the practicality of it and his growing love for the sport. He continued to improve his stand up game while practicing submission grappling in a time when not many were training mixed martial arts.
In 1999 Freddy decided to move to Seattle and train at the highly respected and world known Maurice Smith Kickboxing and Submission Center. Shortly after he began training at MSKSC, he was asked to train with and fight for the Maurice Smith amatuer fight team. At this time Freddy began training with Maurice, Roman Roytberg, Tsuyoshi Kohsaka, Francisco Filho, Glaube Feitosa, Ivan Salaverry, Josh Barnett, Randy Couture, Nicholas Pettas, Mark Miller and many other world class fighters that would come to train with Maurice. He also continued to train with his fight team members; Tristan Wit, Scott Shaffer, John Polakowski and others.
On March 1, 2003, Freddy had his first professional fight and continued to train with some of the greatest fighters on the planet. Freddy is the only instructor in Corpus Christi that is trained by and directly under a UFC Champion and Multiple time World Kick-boxing and Muay Thai champion, Maurice Smith (UFC Heavyweight Champion / UFC Hall of Fame).
Assistant Striking Instructor
Dustin's training started his martial arts journey with us on September 1, 2007. He came to us a life long athlete. He walked on at LSU and made the football team. That intensity and dedication shows while he is training here at our gym. He learns techniques very quickly and everyday he gets better at teaching those techniques to the students and fighters.
He began his amateur career in 2008 and after spending a few years improving his skills he turned pro. He is a Professional Kickboxer/Thai Boxer, Boxer and MMA fighter. His versatility is only out matched by his fun loving nature and his pursuit of perfection in martial arts.
He is the highest ranking striking instructor under Freddy and has earned that rank with dedication and hard work. He has shown a lot of growth as an instructor and mentor. He is friendly and helpful with all the members of our gym and is always willing to help everyone get better everyday.
We’re happy to welcome JD Higodn as the newest member of our team. As our Wrestling Instructor, he's committed to providing students with the skills and tools necessary to continue their learning journey in the art of Catch Wrestling, MMA and beyond.
JD started wrestling folk style in Collinsville Illinois at age 4. At the age of 11 while in Saint Louis Illinois he started Greco Roman and Freestyle. He was a 2 time medalist in Folk, Freestyle and Greco before entering 8th grade. He wrestled for Collinsville High School and was selected for a duel team to compete against the best wrestlers in Missouri where he was scouted to wrestle at Hannibal Lagrange University. He had a very successful first season, medaling at all 3 tournaments that he competed in but soon decided to join the United States Marine Corps, thus ending his college career. Now he is proud to be a part of American Revolution and assisting Coach Freddy in teaching all the members and fighters of our gym.
JD is also chasing his dream of being a professional MMA fighter and champion.