Learn Martial Arts in the Comfort of Your Own Home

At the Global Martial Arts University (GMAU), we believe that everyone should have access to the training they need to protect and better themselves. That's why we built a better, proven way to learn martial arts.

  • Your choice of style in the convenience of your home, across your devices
  • Gain real rank at your own pace with one on one feedback
  • All of it at the fraction of the cost of a traditional studio

Take advantage of this chance to protect yourself and the ones you love with our no commitment FREE beginners course!

Normally a $127 value

Daniel Pesado, Student Since 2016

Photo of Daniel Pesado, Student Since 2016

Featured In

Wall Street Journal
MA Success

Dedicated to YOUR Journey

Train Whenever, Wherever

With the Global Martial Arts learning platform you can train wherever you want to, across your favorite devices, at a time that works best with your schedule.

Fraction of the Cost of a Tradition Studio

Traditional martial arts studios can cost hundreds of dollars a month, with GMAU you will have everything you need to learn your favorite martial art for as little as $39/month. Save thousands on your path to blackbelt!

Learn Martial Arts from Home

We custom tailor the learning process for you to be able to learn in the comfort of your own home. No more having to rush to get to a session or being one in a crowd. Your journey to mastery is yours and we focus on you by providing exclusive one on one feedback.

Sarah Hill GMAU Student

Sarah Hill ( Student Since 2016 )

Ready for a Stronger and Safer You?

Any style of martial arts that you choose will help you feel more grounded and stable with your body. Learning Martial Arts is an extremely rewarding journey that we want to support you through. We even created a special offer so you could dip your toe into the practice of martial arts by taking a free beginners course which will help you on your journey to one day becoming a master. 

Normally a $127 value

100% Satisfaction Guarantee with Our Proven Process.

Step by step, we guide you from Grasshopper to Sensei.

Easy to Use Portal and Progress Tracking

Watch detailed video courses on your computer or mobile device anywhere, anytime. Learning your favorite style with clear progress markers, full classes to follow along with, and tips/tricks that will make you a ninja in no time.

Get the Feedback You Need to Progress

We are dedicated to helping you on your journey to health, powerful self-defense, and mastering your favorite style. Our world-class instructors take the time to provide you detailed feedback so you can improve your skills and get the mentorship you want.

Earn Real Rank and Hit Clear Milestones

Our instructors are fully accredited and able to supply you real rank as you progress in your style of choice. Be able to track clear milestones to becoming a master, increasing your strength, and be a part of a community.

About Us

Take a moment to learn about the history of our university, and our proven unique way of learning martial arts in the convenience of your home.

Helping Our Students be their Best

The GMAU is on a constant quest to improve our courses, instruction, website, and experience for you. We only exist to help our students reach their goals.

The GMAU is the Golden Standard for At-Home Martial Arts Instruction.

We’ve been working with global distance training students since 2008. This has led us to creating cutting-edge home study courses that actually work. Our instructors, courses, and standards are held to the highest standards – so that you receive the highest quality training experience possible.

Helping Our Students be their Best

The GMAU is on a constant quest to improve our courses, instruction, website, and experience for you. We only exist to help our students reach their goals.

The GMAU is the Golden Standard for At-Home Martial Arts Instruction.

We’ve been working with global distance training students since 2008. This has led us to creating cutting-edge home study courses that actually work. Our instructors, courses, and standards are held to the highest standards – so that you receive the highest quality training experience possible.

GMAU Students Training Together
GMAU Martial Arts Online Learning
Sean Robinson GMAU Student

Rank Earned is Internationally Accredited and Recognized

The Global Martial Arts Association, member instructors, and affiliated schools back your rank and certification.

Rank is Earned, Not Given.

We uphold the same standards (if not higher) for our online home study students.

Rank is recognized by the Global Martial Arts Association, which is an internationally accredited organization of martial arts instructors, 

Spread Abundance by Doing Martial Arts

We believe in serving and spreading abundance for the best and highest good of all.

The Abundance Projects

Each month, a significant portion of our proceeds go to The Abundance Projects. This is a positive-action initiative which we have undertaken for the best and highest good of
everyone.

The primary goal is to motivate martial artists to become
leaders in their community, and create “abundance projects” which are based in the mindset of prosperity, rather than
lack or disparity.

Abundance Project

Gain access to your Free Beginners Course and start today!

Normally a $127 value

Our Courses

The GMAU Courses include all videos teaching the white to black belt curriculum, new weekly classes, anywhere access, instructor support, and an easy to follow training path for home study success.

How It Works

The first online martial arts university of its kind, since 2008.

Instructors

Global Martial Arts University Instructors have taught thousands of classes in there own academies, and have years of experience working with distance training students through using a very uniquely detailed and concise level of communication, feedback, guidance and motivation.

Adam Gerrald

Taekwondo / Nunchaku

About Adam

Jonas Bieri

Shotokan Karate

About Jonas

Nathan Douglas

Ultimate Bo

About Nathan

Ismael Rico

Taekwondo

About Ismael

Michael Hodge

CMAT / Ultimate Bo

About Michael

Jon Hodge

Shotokan Karate

About Jon

Michael South

Krav Maga

About Michael

Dustin Koppel

CMAT / Krav Maga / Krav Instructor

About Dustin

Nick Vasallo

Muay Thai

About Nick

Weston Titus

Combat Strong

About Weston

Gain access to your Free Beginners Course and start today!

Normally a $127 value

What Our Students are Saying

The title of US Marine was not given to me, I earned it (man oh man, how I earned it).
I was not given my degree in higher education, that I earned.
My professional license was not handed to me, I earned it.

Through years of work, sweat, dedication, and time commitments for my personal growth balanced with commitments to family and work life, my impending black belt achievement through the GMAU Shotokan Karate program will not be handed to me, I will have earned it. Proudly.

Sensei Jon and Sensei Jonas (and all the GMAU instructors) are incredible teachers. They are supportive in my journey as a karateka and encouraging in my personal growth and dedicated to the art.

Before committing to a martial arts journey, I did a ton of internet research. I found numerous dojos within driving distance of my home. Each dojo had its posted schedule, average cost and particular style of martial arts (mostly TKD, Krav Maga and BJJ, all excellent in their own right). However, their schedule did not match my schedule. Their long term cost was an extraordinary burden to my budget. And their style of martial arts was not exactly what I wanted at this time.

Joining GMAU Shotokan Karate has allowed me to walk the path of the peaceful warrior in my own time, at my own pace and in my chosen space.

Of the many paths I have walked (and continue to walk) throughout my life, I can say, with confidence, GMAU is an incredibly positive choice for me. The course is affordable. The classes are bite sized, in depth and easy to follow. The support is phenomenal.

The path I chose is laid before me. The most difficult step is the first one. Even though this is an online program, I know I do not walk this path alone. The GMAU community of students are wonderfully supportive and encouraging. My black belt achievement will not be the end of the journey, it is a starting point to a wider path. And, I am having FUN!

profile-pic
Sean Robinson
Shotokan Karate Student

I have been training with the GMAU program for a long time now and have grown alot. The instructors really put in alot of time and effort to make sure everything is very detailed and easy to understand. New content is always being added to the program so you can always keep growing. One thing I really like about the program is you can work through it at your own pace, watch each lesson as many times as you need to, and ask instructors any questions you have. I have had the opportunity to train with other GMAU members and watch them grow as well! I encourage everyone to give this program a shot. First thing you will ask your self is why you didn't start sooner!

profile-pic
Curtis Taylor
Krav Maga Student

Although I haven't been as dedicated to the course as I should be, it has been a great course. I have learned a lot of techniques and awareness information has been provided. The feedback received from instructors has been amazing and goes a long ways in helping to improve. I have vowed to start the course again this year and be more dedicated. It will go a long ways towards improving my skill and conditioning.

profile-pic
Scott Hudson
Krav Maga Student

I like Ultimate Bo very much because at 62 and with psoriatic arthritis it was something I could do, along with a lower back issue to boot, I was surprised when that it actually helped me. I found that Ava day I don't train, my back bothers me.
I like being able to train at my pace at a cost that I can afford.
I was impressed by the speed at which Sensei Hodge responds to emails.
I can't wait to progress to next chevrons and plan to try Shotokan Karate.

profile-pic
James LaForge
Ultimate Bo Student
Black Belt GMAU Student

Contact Us

Need to contact us? expect a speedy and knowledgeable response time within a few hours Monday through Friday (9-5 pm central). One of our head will reply to you directly. on the weekends expect a response in 24-48 hours. want to chat with us? leave your phone number in a message right corner with a good time to call back.

Ready for a Stronger and Safer You?

Any style of martial arts that you choose will help you feel more grounded and stable with your body. Learning Martial Arts is an extremely rewarding journey that we want to support you through. We even created a special offer so you could dip your toe into the practice of martial arts by taking a free beginners course which will help you on your journey to one day becoming a master. 

Normally a $127 value