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

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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

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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

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

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What Our Students are Saying

I began my martial arts journey a few years ago when I started working through the Black Belt At Home Shotokan Karate program with Sensei Jon Hodge. I had been interested in martial arts since I was young and had practiced some Karate and Judo as an early teenager. Throughout the years I had thought about enrolling at a dojo or doing training somewhere but I couldn't find anything that fit my schedule and/or what kind of program I was wanting. It was then that I discovered Black Belt At Home. I soon joined the program for several reasons. I was looking for a program that I could do on my own time, at my own pace. Then, the GMAU was born and I signed up day one and have since become a life time member. At first, I didn't really believe that the feedback and communication from the instructors would actually happen, at least not every time....BUT....there has not been ONE time that I haven't received a prompt email response from Sensei Jon or Sensei Michael when I have sent them questions, whether I was asking for clarification on foot position while doing a certain kick, or just getting feedback on a rank exam. One time, I even emailed Sensei Jon because I was going through a period with some injuries and lack of motivation and he sent me a 20 minute....yes 20 minute personalized video, talking to me about some of the challenges he had faced in his life and in training through the years. The communication and positive reinforcement I have received is one of the many things that makes the GMAU a great place to train.

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Troy Johnson
Shotokan Karate Student

I have enjoyed refining my understanding of the bo through Global Martial Arts University. I am a 46 year old life-long martial arts practitioner as well as an instructor, and I have very much enjoyed starting a new art and progressing through the curriculum. I have used the detailed video feedback to improve my technique, and I have been able to use the katas and the instruction from the program to successfully compete against other black belts in the “Weapons” category in traditional tournaments.

I know that I am making progress with the bo, and the feedback that I receive from the instructors is honest and useful. Because of this program, I know that I will continue to incorporate bojutsu in my life-long martial arts journey.

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Robert Hunt
Ultimate Bo Student

The course is excellently presented and easy to follow. There are great breakdowns for all the individual techniques. Lots of classes at the lower belt levels - not so many after blue belt. More classes through blue, purple, brown would help. Also, a bit more focus on the fighting/self defence aspects of Shotokan would make the course more awesome. Overall, highly recommended!

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Marcus Regan
Shotokan Karate

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.

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Scott Hudson
Krav Maga 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