XMA Program

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XMA founder Mike Chat (right) with Taylor Lautner (Twilight) and Jayden Smith (Karate Kid) at the XMA Headquarters in LA.


Xtreme Martial Arts or XMA, is a mixed sport of acrobatics, gymnastics and martial arts. XMA also sets an X-games kind of pace to weapons drills as well. It is a combination of techniques, methods of movements and philosophies from all martial arts styles. It is a mixture of virtually all martial arts styles blended together with high-flying acrobatics and gymnastics.

K2 Martial Arts schools are fully licensed XMA facilities.

The XMA  program is offered to our Leadership members as an additional area of specialization. XMA basics are also built  into the Junior Leadership Program as part of their belt progression.

XMA is now a part of popular culture and the new standard for movie training. Here are just a few of the movies featuring XMA.

Matrix Trilogy, Big Fat Liar, Power Rangers in 3-D, Blood Spoof, Austin Powers 3
The Time Machine, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D, Little Manhattan,
Bloodfist 2050, The Adventures of Johnny Tao, Cheaper By The Dozen 2, House of Fury

Mike Chat, star of Discovery Channel’s award winning XMA, Xtreme Martial Arts, starred as the Blue Ranger on Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, Fox’s release of Little Manhattan

Taylor Lautner , XMA Performance Team member, 3 picture deal with Miramax to Star as “Shark Boy in Robert Rodrigues’ The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D. Repped by ICM & 3 Arts Entertainment. Of course he is now one of the Twilight stars.

Jake Strickland, XMA Performance Team member, first American kid ever to be cast by Jackie Chan personally to star in his film House of Fury and signed to a worldwide management deal with the JC Group, Jackie’s management company

Nicole Habermehl, XMA Performance Team member, recently booked a pilot for Nickelodeon

Matthew Mullins, XMA Performance Team member, creator of Sideswipe Performance Team and Sideswipe Kids. Starred in Bloodfist 2050 and the Adventures of Johnny Tao.

More recently of course Jayden Smith prepared at the XMA Headquarters for his role in Karate Kid.

Here is a video of XMA founder Mike Chat discussing the program and giving a tour of the XMA Headquarters in LA.