Published On: Wed, Sep 10th, 2014

Extreme Nunchucks by Matt Emig

Matt Emig Nunchucks

Matt Emig’s work can be seen on the new Ninja Turtles Movie, where he stunts Michaelangelo and Master Splinter. We have seen him at many tournaments across the United States with awesome tricks, aerial kicks and real fast speed martial art moves. If you like nunchucks, tricking and speed then this is for you.

Emig is highly regarded for revolutionizing the use of the Nunchaku in weapons competition, creating an original style that fuses complicated manipulations and acrobatics.  He is also a pioneer in Martial Arts Tricking, a contemporary martial arts sub-culture built around the fusion of Acro-Kicking and gymnastics. Since age 17, Emig has been a highly respected and sought after instructor, teaching over 100 workshops around the world, coaching numerous world champions and producing his own line of instructional DVDs and signature Nunchucks.

Matt is not just a Martial Artist, he’s one of the best, here are just some of his achievements:


  • 2012 NASKA CMX Forms Champion & Overall Forms Grand Champion
  • 2012 NASKA Musical & Extreme Forms Champion
  • 2012-2011 ISKA Forms Champion
  • 2011 NASKA Extreme & Creative Forms Champion
  • 2010 NASKA  Musical Forms & Creative Forms Champion
  • 2009-2010 WKA Extreme & Freestyle Champion
  • 2008 NASKA Overall Forms Grand Champion
  • 2007 NBL Hard Open Musical Forms Champion
  • 2005 NASKA Extreme & Creative Forms Champion
  • 2003 NASKA & ISKA Forms Champion
  • 1999- 2000 NASKA Forms Champion


  • 2012 NASKA CMX Weapons Champion & Overall Weapons Champion
  • 2012 ISKA & NASKA Extreme Weapons Champion
  • 2011 NASKA Extreme & Creative Weapons Champion
  • 2009-2010 WKA Extreme Weapons Champion
  • 2007 NASKA Extreme Weapons Champion
  • 2000-2002 ISKA Weapons Champion
  • 1999- 2003 NASKA Weapons Champion


  • 2010 ISKA Team Synchronized Champion
  • 2003 ISKA & NASKA Team Synchronized Champion


  • U.S. Capitol Classics, Extreme Trick Contest Champion – 2010
  • U.S. Open, XMA Synchronize Tricks Challenge Champion – 2006, 2007
  • Excel Open, Extreme Kick Contest Champion – 2006, 2007
  • Battle of Atlanta, XMA Tricks Challenge Champion – 2003
  • French Open, Extreme Kick Contest Champion – 2002



  • Compete Nationals: Forms
  • Lone Star Open: Forms, Weapons
  • Ocean State Nationals: Forms, Weapons
  • Gator Nationals: Forms, Weapons
  • New England Open: Forms, Weapons
  • Battle of Atlanta: Forms
  • US Open NASKA: Forms, Weapons
  • US Open ISKA: Forms, Weapons
  • US Capitol Classics: Weapons
  • Diamond Nationals: Forms

To learn more about Matt just visit his website:

About the Author


Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts styles such as Kenpo Karate, Japanese Karate, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tang Soo Do, Kung Fu, Krav Maga… He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, he was also a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America.