XMA (Xtreme Martial Arts) signifies the transition of martial arts from the traditional towards the contemporary. Having evolved from an ancient form of self-defense, the modern martial arts movement is now more sport and entertainment, while still remaining true to the time-honored principles of Honor, Discipline, Integrity and Respect. XMA is a fusion of all martial arts styles blended together with performance arts, high-flying acrobatic maneuvers and the hottest Hong Kong, chop-saki style action! However, XMA cannot exist without, and is only an extension of traditional martial arts. It is designed to enhance the traditional with more speed, power, presentation and performance value. At the basic levels, Xtreme Martial Arts is used as a tool to develop Life and Leadership Skills. At the high end, students can reach elite levels and compete on the international stage and go head to head with Hollywood’s best!
XMA Serves an Underserved Market
Its evolution has occurred at the grass-roots level and its potential in today’s modern market has only begun to be tapped. There are 50 million martial arts participants worldwide, 9 million in the United States with roughly 25,000 martial arts schools in the US alone. More children study martial arts in the U.S. than play Little League and millions more are exposed to Martial Arts everyday through print ads, commercials, video games, television, film and the Internet. The public is inundated with Matrix, Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li style action. The appeal of XMA is simple give the public what they want but can’t currently get. They see Xtreme Martial Arts in the mainstream media but get “Karate Kid” in the schools. They see cool, high style performance costumes and apparel in the movies but get “your dad’s clothing” to practice in. There has never been a place to learn this style of martial arts. . . until now.
Fragmented and Ripe for Change
Much like the Xtreme Sports movement before the explosion of Vans, Airwalk, Hurley and Tony Hawk, the martial arts industry is undergoing a transformation of its own called the XMA Revolution. There has never been a formal training center or program for new comers or enthusiasts to develop and learn these skills much less know what to call it. We have built and captured this market by creating the definitive brand and performance training program that is associated with this movement and the sport XMA. With over 650 XMA licensed schools worldwide, in four short years, Mike Chat, XMA Performance Team members and xtreme tournament competitors have penetrated Hollywood’s elite with starring roles in major motion films The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl, Spy Kids 3, Cheaper By the Dozen 2, Jackie Chan’s House of Fury and his newest film Baby along with appearances on major network talk shows and NBA half-time shows. Mike Chat is responsible for implementing Xtreme Forms & Weapons division categories every international competitive circuit and is televised by ESPN2. The international release of Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award Winning documentary special, XMA, Xtreme Martial Arts, starring Mike Chat, his instructor and students was translated into over 35 languages and viewed in over 170 countries worldwide! XMA is now the standard and is dominating pop culture conversation driven from the top down through Hollywood films, television and video games.