Xtreme Martial Arts

A new exciting and high adrenaline style of martial arts is taking the world by storm!

XMA is a dynamic mixture of traditional and freestyle martial arts, gymnastics, traditional weapons (nun chuku, sai, bo, kama), including high kicks, tricks and exciting techniques.

XMA at Proactive

Proactive offers a progressive XMA program and syllabus that is an excellent adjunct to current Australian Freestyle Martial Arts (AFMA) classes for those members wishing to push their limits.

XMA Training involves hard core physical training suitable for those who already have a solid grounding in martial arts. XMA Basics include foundation strength and balance exercises to build confidence and endurance to perform the increasingly more challenging techniques.

Increasing popularity

XMA has been popularised by box office hit action movies and fuelled through tournament circuits worldwide.

The increased demand for more exciting and extreme manoeuvres, and the increase in extreme tournament divisions (e.g. Creative Forms, Kata, etc.) has snowballed to incorporate professional XMA level presentations and showmanship into tournament demonstrations.

Minimum skill level required

XMA members must be a minimum level of Blue Belt AFMA or equivalent (assessed through recognised prior learning) and aged at least 8 years old.

Classes and training

XMA classes are gathering momentum in size and skills as new members discover the fulfilment in mastering difficult manoeuvres. XMA develops perseverance and dedication. Techniques take weeks, months, and sometimes even years to master. This can be achieved through the repeated cycle of practicing and failing until you reach a point of mastery.

 XMA Training Techniques

  • Warm up, Skip, jog, relay drills and stretch
  • Break falls (because we all do!)
  • Balance & high kicking drills
  • Weapon fundamentals
  • Creative expression
  • Strength exercises
  • Advanced stretching

XMA Latitude

  • Freestyle Expression (Creative Form)
  • Freestyle Weapons (Creative Weapon)
  • Traditional Kata (Creative Kata, Synchro-nised Kata to music)
  • Demonstrations (Solo, Duet, Trio, Group)
  • Tamawashi Breaking (Boards, tiles, concrete, multiple breaking, etc)
  • Traditional Weapons (Staff, Kama, Nun-Chaka, Bo, Katana Sword)

XMA Weapons

XMA weapons enhance hand-eye speed and co-ordination, skill, confidence, and flexibility. Proactive offers members the ability to train under the guidance of licensed qualified weapon instructors.

Classes focus on non-prescribed weapons to allow members to purchase and practice with their own maintained weapons without having to apply for a weapon licence. Coaches will have the final decision if weapons are safe to use in class.


XMA members are encouraged to have their own:

  1. Staff – rattan or XMA composite graphite
  2. Sword – timber, plastic, or rubber
  3. Sai – rubber
  4. Butterfly Swords – rubber or plastic
  5. Karma – timber, foam, or plastic
  6. Nun Chuku – foam

Note: Specific weapons (or material) require members to be licensed to purchase, possess, and use them at home or in tournaments. Check with your coach before purchasing.

Ready to showcase your skills?

Join the Proactive XMA Demo Team to participate in community demonstrations or even have the opportunity to compete in tournaments!

XMA Class Times


Private Training

XMA members may train in groups or privately as needed.


XMA demonstrations may be booked for days and times around members’ training schedule.

Book a XMA Demonstration


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