Creative and Xtreme Martial Arts
This form of martial arts is a hybrid of traditional taekwondo open-hand and weapons forms and may contain acrobatics, and gymnastics. However it is based on the traditional moves of taekwondo. The goal of its participants is to impress both the audience and the judges with their skill and choreography.
ATA Xtreme (a.k.a. XMA or Xtreme Martial Arts) 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. It is what you are seeing on TV, in the movies and on the internet. The goal of ATA Xtreme is to take the skills our students have and take them to the "Xtreme" level and to challenge the students to become better than they thought possible. Common moves include the butterfly roundkick, backtuck, 540 Crescent kick, double jump front kick, L-kick, and Kip-up.
Mike Chat, creator of XMA, describes his program as: “The ability to perform highly skilled moves and also the ability to perform basic moves and make them look spectacular! This is why XMA is not only for the elite level athletes and competitors, but also for beginners at the entry level as well. It is the look in one’s eyes and position of one’s body that tells the story. It’s not only about punching and kicking, or jumping and flipping, but more, showing strength through the mind as well as the body. To stand planted with your feet on the ground and command the attention of the audience without sound or movement, using only the look in your eyes and the strength of your stance, actually shows more power than any punch, kick or flip. That’s Xtreme!"
"With XMA we train and condition our bodies to test our physical limits, but at the same time, through this training, we also develop mental strength and tenacity to aid in overcoming physical challenges. Life presents us with many obstacles on all different levels, and XMA is here to help you feel more confident in dealing with these challenges, mentally, physically and emotionally.”
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