Denton Martial Arts | Conditioning

Meet Our Team

CrossFit Coaches

Owner | Conditioning Instructor

John Thompson

Wanting to make his body stronger, faster, and overall more fit, John expanded his martial arts training with CrossFit methodology due to his…

Owner | Conditioning Instructor

Kalah Thompson

Kalah has played a variety of sports since she was 5 years old — focusing in particular on soccer, basketball, track & field, and cross-country running…

Conditioning Instructor

Matt Doyle

Matt grew up in a small town in Iowa. After moving to Denton at the age of 13, he started playing football. He also ran track, being ranked in…

Conditioning Instructor

Jason Bodine

Jason began his CrossFit journey in 2014, at the age of 40, after an on-again/off-again relationship with fitness throughout most of his life. Jason’s goal…

Conditioning Instructor

Jeremy Pope

Jeremy grew up playing sports and excelled in high school football. A devastating knee injury ended that career, and he developed a rather sedentary…

Conditioning Instructor

Leslie Evans

During her participation in many of the CrossFit programs, she began to fall in love with the community around her. She discovered that she was surrounded by people…

Conditioning Instructor

Abby Lazar

Get to know Abby at our gym by joining one of our CrossFIt group classes. Abby’s bio is in creation and will be added to our website soon…

Conditioning Instructor

Erin Huebner

Erin grew up playing sports and received a full ride to play volleyball at Illinois State University where she was the starting setter all four years of her career….

Martial Arts Instructors

Owner | Head Aikido Instructor

John Thompson

About In 1995, Thompson Sensei began his training in Aikido at a University of North Texas club while attaining his BFA in Drawing and Painting. Studying…

Head Karate-Do Instructor

Juan Pablo Villarroel

Juan Pablo Villarroel was born in Caracas, Venezuela, on January 25, 1965. Training martial arts has been part of his life since the 1980, when he started…

Head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Jon Bjorksten

Get to know Jon at our dojo by joining one of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. Jon’s bio is in creation and will be added to our website soon…

Head Judo Instructor

Idean Salehyan

Idean Salehyan (Dean) began training in martial arts as a college undergraduate at UC, San Diego in 1997.  He started with Tang Soo Do…

Aikido Instructor

Jeff Hodges

Jeff Hodges was first exposed to Aikido in 1994, but marks the beginning of his training in 1998 when Aikido of Denton was attached to UNT…

Aikido Instructor|Iron Bell

Matt Bourbon

Matthew Bourbon is currently a nidan who started training in Aikido under Hideki Shiohira, Shihan in San Francisco, California. He continued his training…

Kids Aikido Instructor

Sarah Lowe

Sarah Lowe previously trained in Aikido under the late Ken Ota Sensei and his son Steve Ota Sensei in Goleta, CA before moving to Texas in 2012…

Kids Aikido Instructor

Clark A. Pomerleau

Clark A. Pomerleau has practiced Aikido since 2002 when he started with Gail Skinner Sensei at the University of Arizona in Tucson. In 2007 Clark moved…


Contact us with any questions about our programs or the registration process. Schedule a visit with us during our open hours to check out our facility. We look forward to working with you!

1017 Shady Oaks Ste 100
Denton, TX 76205


At  DentonMAC, we take a unique approach to fitness by creating an inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and challenged to be their best.

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday:
08:15 – 11:30  |   4:15 – 7:30

08:15 – 1:50

08:50 – 11:30

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