STAFF

Nothing will tell you more about a business than the personalities that represent it! Xtreme Training Academy is filled with expertise, knowledge, and most importantly…people who care! Check out the bio’s below for our friendly staff, and when you stop in you’ll see that service and friendliness isn’t something we do, it’s who we are! So come see what makes our Martial Arts and Fitness Classes in Bartlett…Xtreme!

NIK FAROOQUI

CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
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Nik Farooqui has been involved with the martial arts community for over 25 years and is highly respected as an industry leader. He holds senior ranks in several martial arts systems and is often featured internationally distributed publications such as Black Belt Magazine, SWAT Magazine, and others. He is also the founder of several industry leading programs such as his Ballistic Jeet Kune Do, and his Fighting Chance Women’s Self Defense program. When he’s not on the mats, running the studio, he can be found teaching seminars across the U.S. to martial artists, law enforcement, military, and businesses.

TIM HILL

GENERAL MANAGER/INSTRUCTOR

Tim Hill has been involved with martial arts training under Nik Farooqui directly for nearly 8 years. He is a sales executive by day, and instructor by night! Tim teaches Beginner JKD classes, Kettlebell Conditioning classes, and IL Conceal Carry classes on a regular basis at Xtreme! His friendly demeanor and extensive knowledge makes him a great instructor to follow!

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JEFF BEARD

INSTRUCTOR
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Jeff Beard has been involved with martial arts since he was just a youngster. He holds black belt ranks in Hapkido and Shotokan Karate, along with his Jeet Kune Do training. Jeff’s sense of humor and intense work ethic make him a real crowd pleaser! He can be found teaching fitness classes, and Beginner JKD classes.

MARIA ORTEGA

OFFICE/ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Maria Ortega is our in-house stick of dynamite! She’s been involved with our training for nearly 3 years, and when she’s not on the heavy bags, she can be found handling the office tasks, retail, scheduling, or promoting our not-for-profit events. Maria is more than just a Cardio Kickboxing fan, but is now also studying in our Jeet Kune Do program and encourages all women to train to defend themselves.

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OWEN BURRITT

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR
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Owen Burritt has been involved with martial arts for nearly a decade including his 6 years with us! Owen can be found attending the Advanced JKD classes, along with helping our new clients get started! His friendly methods of teaching truly help new and existing students get a great energy in training.

DAVID COOPER

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

David Cooper is a long time Jeet Kune Do fan! He’s been with our family for nearly 2 years now and is constantly on the mats trying new things! An ex- US Navy soldier with multiple tours during Desert Storm Dave knows great training when he see’s it. You can find Dave helping our newest clients, and making sure they have an Xtreme experience!

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