career. Taylor has also accomplished much in the martial arts industry. Taylor has 3 Junior World Championships “under his black belt”. He currently performs for LA Hip Kids, which is a hip hop dance performance group, and also Hot Shots, which is a performing Jazz dance group. One of Taylors favorite sports is football. He plays running back and offense and middle line backer on defense. Taylor began his martial arts career at 6 years old, training at Fabianos Karate School in Holland, Michigan. He competed in his first national karate tournament at 7 and came home with 3 first place trophies. He then met and began training with 7-time world champion Mike Chat. When Taylor turned 8 he was invited to represent the United States for the World Karate Association. He then became the Junior World Forms and Weapons Champion, triple gold medal winner. In 2003 he was invited to join the XMA Performance Team, led by Mike Chat. After traveling back and forth from Michigan for auditions the family began to feel worn out and decided to relocate to Los Angeles where Taylor can now pursue acting full time and also play on very competitive football and baseball programs. Since moving out to Los Angeles from Grand Rapids Michigan he has booked roles on My Wife and Kids, Summerland, The Bernie Mac Show and Shark Boy and Lava Girl in which he stars from Director Robert Rodriguez. Taylor has also been very successful in the Voice over world, with recurring roles on Danny Phantom, Whats New Scooby Doo, and He’s A Bully Charlie Brown.
Taylor Lautner began his martial arts career at 6 years old training at Fabiano’s Karate School in Holland, Michigan. After winning in local tournaments, Taylor was looking for something more. He competed in his first National Tournament at 7 years old and came home with three first-place trophies. More importantly than the trophies won at that tournament, Taylor met someone who would challenge and help develop his marital arts skills in a way Taylor didn’t even think was possible.
He met and began training with 7-time World Champion Mike Chat. At only 7 years old, Taylor flew out to UCLA and attended Mike’s week long training camp.
Because of Taylor’s discipline in his training program taught to him by Mike Chat, Taylor continued winning first places on a consistent basis in the NASKA tournament circuit. When Taylor was 8, he was invited to represent the United States for the 12 & under age division for the World Karate Association.
Taylor became the Junior World Forms and Weapons Champion, triple gold medal winner. Taylor continued his training and also became the 2001 Warrior Cup Champion for 17 and under.
At 11 years old, by following Mike Chat’s training curriculum, Taylor has learned how to train
to be a champion by learning to continue to “push” himself 110%. Taylor continues to compete Nationally and perform in Night Shows.
Taylor has applied these training disciplines in the other sports he loves. Taylor loves to play football and enjoys playing running back and outside line backer. Taylor has also had the privilege of being an all-star in baseball. Education is also important in Taylor’s life and he continues to maintain excellent grades while pursuing sports and acting.
Taylor has been in Los Angeles for 5 months to pursue an acting career. He has appeared in a Nickelodeon Rugrats Promo, a few commercials and a feature film. Taylor looks forward to further developing his acting skills and seeing where that path may take him.
Taylor is very excited to be a part of Team XMA. Taylor enjoyed performing at the MAIA Supershow in Las Vegas and at the Big 5 Sporting Good Show. What Taylor enjoys more than the competition is meeting people and having fun! XMA/Mike Chat have taught Taylor how to do the things he loves the best; which is work/train hard, meet people and have fun!