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)

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Our Core Benefits

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 ( Student since 2012 )

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 soyou 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 apart of a community.


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.

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

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.

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 Fr Home Study Success

How it Works

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


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 Bio


About Adam

Adam Gerrald loves training and sharing his passion of martial arts. He holds a 3rd dan certified Kukkiwon black belt in Taekwondo. He also holds a black belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a brown chevron in Ultimate Bo, and has experience in other arts such as Capoeira and Filipino Martial Arts.

Jonas Bieri

Shotokan Karate

About Jonas

Jonas Bieri currently holds a 1st Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. He has been training Karate and Goshindo Jiu Jitsu for five years, and still loves to find new aspects of the arts to dive in, explore, optimize and teach to his students. He is also a senior web and database developer, and lives with his wife and two kids in Basel, Switzerland.

Nathan Douglas

Ultimate Bo

About Nathan

Nathan Douglas holds a 3rd dan Kukkiwon black belt. He has been training in Taekwondo since 1998, he also holds a black chevron in Ultimate Bo. Nathan has been a martial arts teacher since 2012- teaching taekwondo and bojutsu in a local academy. Nathan lives with his wife Sarah and kids Tailynn and Jake in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Ismael Rico


About Ismael

Ismail Rico has trained in Taekwondo for most of his life, and has instructed professionally for the last 8 years. He holds a 4th dan certified Kukkiwon black belt in TKD.

Michael Hodge

CMAT / Ultimate Bo

About Michael

Michael Hodge is the founder of the weapons style Ultimate Bo. Michael has been studying the martial arts since age seven and has earned a 3rd degree black belt in shotokan karate and song moo kwan. He has taught thousands of classes as an instructor in his own dojo, and his father’s dojo in the last 10 years, and now currently works with his home study students from around the globe. His goal is to help others reach their full potential.

Jon Hodge

Shotokan Karate

About Jon

Jon Hodge currently holds the rank of 6th dan black belt in shotokan karate and song moo kwan. He has taught martial arts for nearly 20 years. Over the years Master Hodge has studied many different forms of martial arts and is also a Master Chi Kung and Tai Chi instructor. Master Hodge is well known as a teacher of self defense, self discipline, and most importantly to him – self improvement.

Dustin Koppel

CMAT / Krav Maga / Krav Instructor

About Nathan

Michael South is a black belt Krav Maga instructor and has been a student of the martial arts for over ten years. He also holds black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido. He began teaching martial arts professionally eight years ago and is the founder of National Martial Arts, an Oklahoma-based martial arts organization dedicated to making the world a better and safer place. He specializes in Krav Maga instruction and is an avid student of BJJ at the moment, as well as a competitor.

Michael South

Krav Maga

About Michael

Dustin Koppel has been involved in the martial arts for more than a decade now, and teaching for 8 years. He began with Krav Maga and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Two years later he got involved with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a competitor, he has won kickboxing championships in the light and super heavyweight categories. Currently, he runs a top martial arts school in Tennessee, along with training his global Krav Maga distance training students

Sarah Hill

Shotokan Karate

About Sarah

Sarah has a black belt in Shotokan Karate and is also an active student of Ultimate Bo. She is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Youth Exercise Specialist. Sarah is a mother of five who loves spending time with her family, training in the martial arts, running, weight lifting, travel, and adventure in general.

Nick Vasallo

Muay Thai

About Nick

Since 2003, Nick Vasallo has trained in Aikido, Karate, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga. He has won tournament medals, and also competed in unsanctioned bouts. He teaches Muay Thai locally in the Bay Area and created the GMAU Muay Thai program. Coach Nick is also a college professor of music, married with two kids, composes/sings/plays guitar in two bands (Antagony and Oblivion), and owns WeNeedMerch.com - a custom apparel company.

Weston Titus

Combat Strong

About Weston

Weston has a lifelong passion for health and movement, he has earned his Bachelor's and Master's degree in kinesiology (the study of human movement) and is currently workout on his PhD. While not filming Combat Strong Weston is a professor at a local collage and coaches group fitness classes. He spends his free time finding new events or races to challenge his body and mind. Weston truly likes helping people learn and reach their goals.  

Gain access to your Free Beginners Course

and start today!

Normally a $127 value

What Our Students

are Saying

With Ultimate Bo, I can train whenever I find it convenient—early mornings, after the children are put asleep—anytime. It also saves me travel time to the dojo in city traffic, which means I can invest more time in training. I find Ultimate Bo’s methodology clear and easy to follow, and it is more than just learning self-defense; the techniques, when put together into a full kata form, create a graceful form of art, not to mention a rigorous workout, particularly when performed in rapid succession.

John Balouziyeh
Ultimate Bo Student

Training in Total Krav Maga has really opened my eyes to a new love. It’s so simple yet so technical. I can’t get enough of it and I already train for 6 hours a week! All the videos are done very well and it’s great to know that an instructor is just an e-mail away

David Wright
Krav Maga Student

The training material is good, the exams aren’t easy…you really need to earn a rank/belt. It is no fake MCdojo :). I can train where and whenever I have the time. I just took the yellow belt exam and received a 25 minute long personal video from Sensei Jon reviewing my material.

Laurens van der Sande
Shotokan Karate 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. 

Choose a Course You are Interested in
  • Shotokan Karate
  • Taekwondo
  • Ultimate Bo
  • Krav Maga
  • Muay Thai
  • Combat Strong
  • Nunchaku
  • CMAT
  • Krav Maga Instructor Course
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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

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