XMA is the transition of Martial Arts from the traditional towards the contemporary. Having evolved from the ancient form of self-defense, the modern martial arts movement is now more about sports and entertainment, though still remaining true to its five-honored principles of power, grace, discipline, concentration, and respect.
|At Coppell ATA Training Academy, Xtreme Martial Arts is all about taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. By learning to start strong and end strong, students learn to commit and follow through, not just in Martial Arts, but in everyday activities- school, work and play.At the beginner level, students will take traditional Martial Art technique and add more energy, expression, yells and power to make the technique a little stronger, faster and harder.
Students will learn to chain techniques together in hand or kicking combinations, the basis of creating freestyle Creative forms. As a student progresses, high flying kicks and acrobatic tricks can be added to create Xtreme style forms. Students are given the opportunity to take their training to next level by competing against other ATA students in regional and national tournaments. As well as competing in the open circuit tournaments with TKO, AOK, NASKA, NBL, and more.
Students step out of their comfort zone and test the limits of their ability- physically and mentally- by performing and presenting themselves in front of others and inspire others to do the same. With the support of fellow students and instructors, students train to ‘stand back up’ and try and try and try again until they have reached goals beyond what may have seemed possible.
“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.”
-Mike Chat, creator of ATA Xtreme
It’s all about being at 100%- 100% Peak Mental State, 100% Attitude 100% Intensity, 100% Energy- and challenging each individual student to take everything they do to the next level.