All Posts by Joel Williams

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Husband. Father. University Professor. GMAU Certified Krav Maga Instructor.

Jul 18

5 Secrets from GMAU Black Belts – And How You Can Get There Too!

By Joel Williams | Home Study Students

Distance learning has gone through many phases: correspondence learning by mail in the 1700s and 1800s, radio and television formats reaching the masses in the early and mid 1900s, and web-based learning first appearing in the late 1900s. Today, online learning is a not only widely available (there are millions of online learners and almost all colleges universities utilize online delivery methods to offer courses and programs), there are professional standards established by accrediting agencies and consumers demand high quality content. You can literally learn anything online today…

Global Martial Arts University is an industry leader in reaching individuals with high quality, personalized (and affordable) martial arts training. In this article, I will share with you some of the benefits and constraints of this learning format and summarize tips from successful GMAU black belts.

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Jun 22

How To Set Up A Krav Maga Rotating Curriculum

By Joel Williams | Krav Maga

We’ve all heard this story …

” He was a weak, sickly child but through his training in martial arts he became one of the most admired martial arts masters. ”

I am sure this [common] story was true for some and an embellishment for others. Regardless, what we can learn from such stories is an important lesson: work hard, persevere, and do your best; sooner or later you WILL get better at anything you undertake.

I have personally accumulated over a decade of martial arts training. I know for sure that I am far better at martial arts than I was when I first started. Having studied several different systems, I can also say with certainty that there was a clear, temporal increase in my ability, in each system I studied, as time passed.

Just this year I began teaching regularly and I see many similarities in my knowledge and skill development curves for leading classes. In this blog, I will share some ideas about curriculum planning and execution from my experience teaching Krav Maga after completing the Instructor Certification with Global Martial Arts University. And yes, there was indeed a learning curve and trial and error involved!

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Jun 02

What You Need to Learn Taekwondo at Home (Equipment and Advice)

By Joel Williams | Taekwondo

It has been said that you can learn anything online. Khan Academy, a leader in free online learning resources and the global classroom concept, embraces that notion through this motto: Whoever you are, wherever you are, you only have to know one thing: you can learn anything. In this article, I share with you excerpts from an interview with Instructor Adam Gerrald, the Lead Taekwondo Instructor for Global Martial Arts University, regarding WHAT you need at home to be successful, as well as sound advice on HOW to train at home.

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