Master Japanese Bojutsu and Gain the Power of the Staff

Learn weapon movement, while unlocking an upper body strength that you never knew you had in you. In this staff-based Ultimate Bo course you will gain:

  • The ability to perform realistic combat fighting and powerful body movements
  • An ancient style of Japanese combat, which will build upper body strength and give you invigorating workouts
  • 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 learn the power of Bojutsu and improve your overall health with our no commitment FREE beginners course!

Normally a $127 value

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Sean Robinson, Student Since 2017

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Our Students See Real Results or Their Money Back.

"Nothing like learning a useful martial art from your living room. Sounds ridiculous I know, but it works. The quality of the course is incredible, Sensei Michael has poured his heart and soul into this series and it shows. Even if it's just 10 minutes a day it's amazing how fast you progress. Overall I definitely recommend checking Ultimate Bo out."

Gergely Péter 

( Student since 2015 )

Gergely Péter ( Student since 2015 )

Dedicated to YOUR Ultimate Bo 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 Bojutsu studios can cost hundreds of dollars a month or simply be non-existent in your area. With GMAU, you will have everything you need to learn how to defend yourself for as little as $29/month. Save thousands on your path to blackbelt!

Learn Ultimate Bo 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 Bo mastery is yours and we focus on you by providing exclusive one on one feedback.

Sarah Hill GMAU Student

Sarah Hill ( Student Since 2017 )

Ready for a Powerful and High-Energy​ You?

We are currently offering a FREE Ultimate Bo course so that you can take your first step towards mastering the movements of the Bo. We even share with you how to make your own staff for training, and give you some amazing full-body workouts along the way. This is a no commitment offer with no credit card details needed. Our hope is that you love learning the basics of Ultimate Bo from us and using our proven online teaching method that you sign up as a dedicated student.

Normally a $127 value

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Don't forget to sign up for our free beginner's Ultimate Bo course!

Course Overview 

Your Path to Bo Mastery

With our complete course, you will learn all techniques, katas, and combat/fighting bo movements. In a step-by-step, easy to follow curriculum.

Get into Great Shape while Mastering this Ancient & Dynamic Weapon.

Bo training is an invigorating workout for all ages, that is lower-impact on the joints.


You will learn realistic combat bo, along with traditional Japanese katas and techniques.

A Complete Guided Course from White to Black Belt.

15+ hours of HD video lessons teaching all material in the white to black belt syllabus.


Dozens of follow-along classes (30-40 minutes long), which are just like attending a real “live” bo class in Sensei Michael’s dojo.

Fresh Training Every Month, with New Ways for You to Practice and Progress.

New training lessons and classes release every month. There is always something new to do.


New tools are being added to the GMAU student dashboard to make training at home fun and successful.

Earn Real Rank in this Style of Bōjutsu with Direct Support and Feedback from Sensei Michael Hodge.

Once you’ve learned the rank requirements and logged enough hours, you can submit your video test!


Ask your instructor questions, and get video reviews with corrections and feedback.

Gabriel GMAU Student

Gabriel ( Student Since 2016 )

Watch How the Course Works

GMAU has been teaching Martial Arts online since 2008.

Ready for a Powerful and High-Energy You?

We are currently offering a FREE Ultimate Bo course so that you can take your first step towards mastering the movements of the Bo. We even share with you how to make your own staff for training, and give you some amazing full-body workouts along the way. This is a no commitment offer with no credit card details needed. Our hope is that you love learning the basics of Ultimate Bo from us and using our proven online teaching method that you sign up as a dedicated student.

Normally a $127 value

Course Curriculum 

The Most Comprehensive Bo Training Course of Study. There is a reason that more than 1,000 students have trained in Ultimate Bo since 2008.

Includes a Complete White to Black Belt Level Course of Study. It’s All Here.

You will learn: strikes, blocks, stances, grips, combat positions, defenses, sparring, katas, and more.


Each technique is instructed with multiple angles, a detailed breakdown, step-by-step, and home practice drills.

Follow Along Classes and Workouts. Just like Attending a “Live” Bo Class.

Just like walking into the dojo and taking a full class.


The classes include a warm up, technique instruction, drills, variety, and stretching to keep your training fun and different.

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Instructor Support With Anytime Feedback

Ask questions, get helpful feedback, and motivation from your (real) instructor. We are there to hold you accountable and see you succeed.

Message Your Instructor and Get Your Progress Reviewed Anytime.

Interact directly with your instructor whenever you need guidance.

Submit a video for review and corrections if you need some extra support.

Find a Training Partner with the Student Locator.

Easily locate and connect with other GMAU students in your area.

Start a “Global Garage” and start training with friends.

Train with other near by students with the student locator

Earn Accredited Rank in Ultimate Bo at Home

You can test and achieve real rank in the officially recognized style of American Style Bōjutsu (Ultimate Bo), through our proven video testing and feedback process.

Test and Receive Detailed Feedback and Corrections from Your Instructor.

Submit your video test. No negativity or anxiety, we use testing as a form of improvement and progress.

Receive a personalized feedback video and detailed guidance from your instructor.

Once You Pass, We will Mail You the Official Certificate of Rank and Chevron.

Ultimate Bo uses chevron patches to denote rank. These hold the same value as a belt, but allow you to display these on the side of your gi sleeve.


Certificates issued are the same as those awarded to students training with us locally.

Sean Robinson

Sean Robinson ( Student Since 2017 )

Ready to Gain Access to Your Free Ultimate Bo Beginners Course?

Normally a $127 value

Commonly Asked Questions

Please feel free to reach out to us if you don't see your question below!

How does testing work?

Is a partner required?

Do you offer a discount for additional family members?

Can I cancel at anytime?

Does a portion of my monthly tuition go toward changing the world for the better?

Do I have to do the testing and ranking?

Is your course aligned with a particular organization or association?

Will my certificate state that it was earned “online” or through “home study”?

Is there a cost for testing? What does the test fee include?

Will I get access to the full course on day 1?

Can I enroll my child into the course? What is the minimum age?

Pricing

Choose Your Plan

Fraction of the cost of a traditional studio and an unparalleled guarantee.

$29.95

Monthly


Simple and flexible plan where you

pay month to month.


All Lessons & Classes From White to Black


Connect & Train With Students in the Course


Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement


Instructor Support, Feedback & Guidance


Fresh Training Material Added Monthly


Cancel Anytime


Per Month Payment

$119.70

Biannualy

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Pay for six months at a time

to save even more.


All Lessons and Classes from White to Black


 Connect and Train with Other Students


Fresh Training Material Added Monthly


Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement


Instructor Support, Feedback & Guidance


Pay $119.70 Every Six Months (Save 35%)


Cancel Anytime


Per Six Month Payment

3 Payments of

$149.00

Path to Black Belt

Most Value


Get your blackbelt with a three year

membership in three installments.


 60+ Follow Along Classes


 100+ Technique Lessons


Fresh Training Material Added Monthly


Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement


Instructor Support, Feedback & Guidance


Access to a three year membership!


Save Over $600 on Your Journey to Black Belt


Three Monthly Payments

Unparalleled Guarantee

When You Sign Up, We Guarantee You Will Love It or Your Money Back.

Not Ready to Commit? Gain Access to Your Free Ultimate Bo Beginners Course!

Normally a $127 value

Hear From Our Students

Two chevrons!  Level up!  Passed my progress check! Won a tournament!  Posted in the forum!

These phrases fly around my mind when I reflect on my last year with Global Martial Arts University but it is so, SO much more than that. GMAU isn't just about paying some money, learning a martial art and getting fit.

It's about belonging to, and participating in something bigger than yourself.
It's about making a commitment that counts and sticking with it to the end, no matter what obstacles might come your way (and I've had a few).
It's about making a difference, obviously only to your own life, but - more importantly - to someone else's, with the help of a computer or a smartphone, and your own experience and insights, to help shape their experience in their own journey.

It's about family.

The best thing I ever did was take out a lifetime membership to start training, knowing that this was what I had always wanted to do since I was a kid, but never really having had an opportunity to make it happen. I made a financial commitment of significance, and now I owed it to myself to make it worthwhile. And since picking up my first ever home-made bo staff only two years ago (I'm living proof that a solid curtain rod will do), my life has become enriched through my training on many levels. The changes were initially subtle, but they remain a permanent marker of change in the timeline of my life. The journey continues and the struggles are real, but with discipline and consistency, anyone can prove themselves bigger, if they want it.

I'm stronger than I ever used to be.
I'm fitter than I would have been for my age.
I have a deeper level of self awareness and personal respect.
But most of all, I'm a bigger person than I was before I started.

I'm hooked on bo.

Exceptionally crafted and detailed lessons; professionally graded examinations by rank with prompt and personalised feedback on your progress; an easy to follow pathway that guides you to the next level; and a global social online interactive hangout to engage with other students - and all this for each of the 4 different martial arts to choose from - are just some of the reasons to get involved. Every ounce of time and effort, sweat, muscle aches, schedule, sacrifice, and salary is worth it. And best of all, you can do at your own place, at your own pace, and at your own time even meet and have a spar with your peers, if geography allows. Oh yes, and the live sessions totally rock!

It's time to start levelling up! It's time to change your reality and become a better you! It is time. They say hindsight is 20/20 vision. Well I say, make 2020 your ultimate vision! What's your excuse? If you look hard enough, you’ll find that there really is none that will stand up to this one fact: you’ve read this far…now to take the next step, and take control, and reshape your future for the better.

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Jamie Hibbert
Ultimate Bo Student

I'm really enjoying the Ultimate Bo course! The lessons and classes are well taught by Sensei Michael and are easy to follow. He's a terrific instructor. And I love the fact that I can follow along and repeat a video any time I like. Also, the testing and interactions I've had with Sensei Michael and Sensei Nathan have been very positive. They're both super friendly, helpful and encouraging.

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Greg Mansfield
Ultimate Bo Student

Great course....The entire experience from white to black was very rewarding. Michael was a patient, detailed, and very thoughtful instructor. I learned valuable skills, and enjoyed the process.

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Frank Barros
Ultimate Bo Student

I love the way the instructor breaks down every move and takes his time to show and explain the moves
i have other courses but they do a move so fast you can never learn anything. Great angles and expert instruction.

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Allen Franks
Ultimate Bo Student

Helllo, my name is Heather and I am training for my Yellow Chevron. I enjoy the training very much. It is a good workout and I love to swing that Bo! I am a Third degree Black Belt I’m TaeKwonDo but my school does not offer any weapons trading. I was very excited to find Global Martial Arts University so that I could add to my martial arts training. Thank you Sensei Michael!

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Heather Malmberg
Ultimate Bo Student

Ready for a Powerful and High-Energy You?

We are currently offering a FREE Ultimate Bo course so that you can take your first step towards mastering the movements of the Bo. We even share with you how to make your own staff for training, and give you some amazing full-body workouts along the way. This is a no commitment offer with no credit card details needed. Our hope is that you love learning the basics of Ultimate Bo from us and using our proven online teaching method that you sign up as a dedicated student.

Normally a $127 value