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Caitlin Dechelle

Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA)

Caitlin was born and raised in Miami, Florida. At age eight she began her martial arts career and at age 13 she began working with Mike Chat, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts (XMA). Over the past 14 years, Caitlin has earned over 85 international martial arts world titles and been featured in various films for stunt work. She continues to practice and teach XMA, while also studying acting.

We asked Caitlin to give us the scoop on her career, inspirations, favorite Paul Mitchell® products and more! Here's what she had to say:

Three words that describe me are…

Funny, strong-willed and good-hearted.

I got my start in martial arts when…

My grandpa suggested it for self-defense when I was just six years old.

My most significant achievement as an athlete is…

Becoming one of the most dominant female martial artists sport karate has ever seen.

If I wasn’t a professional athlete, I’d be…

An orthodontist.

The people that inspire me the most are…

My parents.

When I’m working out, I love to listen to…

Hip hop, techno and today's top hits.

My hair is…

Thick, long and brunette.

My favorite Paul Mitchell product is…

The Paul Mitchell® Pro Tools™ Express Ion Smooth®.

The Paul Mitchell product I always have with me when I travel is…

Tea Tree Special Shampoo®.

The best style advice I ever received was…

Be yourself, dress comfortably and be glamorous.

 

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