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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Holder becomes world champion

  • Fourteen year old, 1st degree black belt, Zachary Holder of Greers Ferry claimed the title of 2013 World Champion in Xtreme Martial Arts Form (XMA).
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  • Fourteen year old, 1st degree black belt, Zachary Holder of Greers Ferry claimed the title of 2013 World Champion in Xtreme Martial Arts Form (XMA).
     
    XMA is a fusion of all martial arts styles blended together with the permoance high flying acrobatic maneuvers, tricking, and gymnastics.  Holder trained for the event at XMA World Headquarters in North Hollywood, California and was coached by Mike Chat.  Chat is a seven-time world forms and weapons champion and former Blue Power Ranger.
     
    Zachary competed throughout the year, traveling to 11 states across the country.  After earning state and district championship titles, he was eligible to compete in the prestigious year-end “Tournament of Champions.”  This year-end championship consisted of ATA’s top martial artists worldwide.
     
    Along with winning the gold medal in XMA Forms, he won three silver medals in traditional form, traditional weapons, and extreme weapons.  He is currently a student of Arkansas ATA Marital Arts in North Little Rock.
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