Published On: Sun, Mar 9th, 2014

The tricking AGE in Martial Arts

Twenty years ago we only had traditional form divisions on our Martial Arts Tournaments, in the early 90’s we start to see Mike Chat, Carmichael Simon, Jon Valera, Jean Frenette (considered a pioneer in musical forms) and others with their Extreme musical forms. Back then many said it was not martial arts but just a bunch of kicks and punches with music…some called them the end of traditional martial arts….well back then Extreme Musical forms got many martial artists straight to Hollywood, for example Mike Chat who does not need presentation; staring as the red Power Ranger, he has also appeared in a few films like Mortal Kombat Conquest,¬†Austin Powers in Goldmember, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Power Rangers in 3D: Triple Force, Little Manhattan, The Time Machine…

Well, now the interest for Extreme Musical Forms has been growing more. One of them is Matt Emig, with a great team of martial artists proficient in weapons, kicks and punches.


Let’s remember the pioneer Master Jean Frenette.

Mike Chat in action.

Here is a nice Demo reel, Matt Emig & Mackensi Emory.

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About the Author

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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.