Complete White to Black Belt Bo

Staff Online Training Course

Learn how to protect yourself and get in the best shape of your life with the total self-improvement

focused style of Ultimate Bo. In this course you will gain:

  •  The ability to defend yourself and build a strong self-confidence
  • An incredible total-body focused style, which will shred fat and build lean muscle
  • 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

Gavin Huhoff  (Student Since 2017)

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"I really love the freedom of being able to train at home at a time and pace that suits

me.I work long hours and it's great to be able to train at a time 

when most dojos would be closed."

Jacqueline Glisson ( Student since 2012 )

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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

Sean Robinson  (Student since 2017)

Ready for a Stronger and Safer You?

We are currently offering a FREE Ultimate Bo course so that you can take your first step towards protecting yourself and getting in great shape. 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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Master Ultimate Bo at Home

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 3rd degree 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.

Nathan Douglas  (Instructors)

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.

Fresh training every month, with new ways for you to practice and progress.

Every month fresh lessons and classes are added to the course.

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

Watch How the Course Works

GMAU has been teaching Martial Arts online since 2008.

Ready for a Stronger and

Safer you?

We are currently offering a FREE Ultimate Bo course so that you can take your first step towards protecting yourself and getting in great shape. 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

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.

The most natural way to learn and practice. A class includes a warm up, lessons, drills, and a cool down.

You can watch a class whenever, wherever. The perfect way to practice and train with variety.

Anytime Support and Feedback

from Your Instructor

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


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.

Earn Accredited Rank 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.

After all of that hard work, you deserve the officially accredited certification.

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

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

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Commonly Asked Questions

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

How does testing work?

  1. Train with the lessons and classes. Once you have logged the minimum training hours required, you are eligible to submit your test.
  2. Next, simply follow the instructions on the testing page, to film and submit your video exam.
  3. Your instructor will do a detailed grading of your exam, and will also film a personalized feedback video with corrections and guidance.
  4. Once you pass, we will mail you the official certificate of rank and belt or patch if applicable. If you do not pass the first time, you will be given corrections, and can resubmit without paying another fee.

Is a partner required?

A partner is not required for the majority of Ultimate Bo training. The lessons and classes can be done solo in most instances. The last two chevron level exams require you to demonstrate your combat bo techniques with a partner. Even if this is just a friend or family member that is helping you, they do not have to be enrolled students themselves.

Do you offer a discount for additional family members?

Yes! Each additional family member receives a 50% discount on their tuition. It is simple to add new family members from your own account.

Do I have to do the testing and ranking?

This is simply an option that is available to you. We have a lot of students who just like training and learning the material on their own, without the goal of earning rank through us. That is just fine. If you ever need anything, you can still get help through our Instructor Support.

Is your course aligned with a particular organization or association?

Yes, all rank awarded is recognized and accredited through the Global Martial Arts Association, Ultimate Training Martial Arts Association, the Association of Martial Artists World Wide, as well as various local and national training centers.

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

No. Certificates issued are the same as those awarded to physical training students. This is because we have the same syllabus, testing requirements, and student standards in our online course. Since you are not physically attending classes, you will need to put in extra work and have a much higher level of self- discipline in order to advance.

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

Yes. Rank exams are $60 each for yellow – red chevron. The fee covers the time and energy that your instructor takes out working with you and grading your exam. Your instructor will take out a good chunk of time to study your exam, grade it, make detailed notes, and work back and forth with you in communication. Your instructor will also film a personalized feedback video for you! He’ll demonstrate some of your errors, go over tips, corrections, guidance, and anything that will help you improve. The fee also covers us mailing you the certificate of rank and chevron patch.

Can I cancel at anytime?

Yes, there are no contracts or annoying cancellation processes. If you just don’t like the course, you can cancel. But, if you fall to hard times and want to freeze your membership, we can do that for you too.

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

Yes it does! We donate a good portion of our proceeds every month to people and projects that are making the world a better place. From planting organic gardens to feed the homeless, to a martial arts school teaching underprivileged kids, to good people who have fallen under hard times and illnesses, schools in Africa, people combating ailments with natural herbs, and more - we are working on helping others and spreading abundance.


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The course is great enjoy it very much. Bo staff is something I always wanted to do since I was a teenager. Trying to get other family members involved.
I am currently retired and my doctor stated I need to get in better shape for my body and to keep learning new things to keep my mind in shape.
Bo Staff aids with both of these. Having to learn the new forms and remember them helps my mind and doing the forms and basic movements many times helps my body. Also attempting to learn sign Language and Spanish.

Gavin Huhoff
Ultimate Bo Student

I have been in love with martial arts for years, I started pretty late in 1999 when I was 19 years old and Half way in Uni, I studied Tae-Kwondo and represented my University in Inter University competitions. Even I trained for 3 years I only achieved the Yellow Belt Rank and have to retire due to an injury on my right shoulder just before taking my Green belt exam. Once recovered, I started to practice Judo and Aikido for a couple of years (No rank achieve on them) and then I stopped and put my focus in my professional development.

Working in the telecom industry required continuous travel between cities every second week and sometime between countries at least once a year; including 24 hours shift activities. All this made almost impossible to commit to any focus and stable martial arts study.

Just recently in May 2016 I moved from Sydney to Melbourne where I paused after 12 years working (meanwhile I was applying for jobs in the new city) and that was when I discovered the Black Belt at Home which finally lead me to Global Martial Arts University, which curriculum for Bojutsu was the most professional and attractive of any others that I found online.

I started to practice and repeat the first general class of Ultimate Bo and doing so my body was learning quickly and progressively developing. The main things that pushed me to take it seriously were that there was no time constrain (I could train any time, in my own time availability and for longer sessions). After a month doing it, I decided to register into the program for Ultimate Bo (Bo have been my preferred weapon of choice followed closely by Nunchakus) and since then I have been practising on any time that I can, usually near to midnight or on weekends (time that usually you won't be able to on a physical dojo/school).

Once I got the new job, the same time flexibility allowed me to continue training it and in fact it represent one of the most important activities that I perform as it helped me to free my mind and allow me to centre my inner self into a more quiet and stable inner peace. It lead me to rethink my nutrition and even my health in general, as a bonus it took me back into my ideal weight. Receiving my Yellow Chevron rank was absolutely exiting.

In the way of doing Ultimate Bo training, my wife got really interested as well and finally we decided to start the Shotokan Karate program together which have allowed us to share more time together and understand each other more, working more closely and enjoying the training time, helping each other.

It have been one of the best thing I have done and I have found in my life; I as I told you previously I wanted to continue as far as the way go...

The great experience of studying and learning from you Sensei Michael and Sensei Jon is that it does not only goes into the style training, but instead you both go beyond and share your knowledge and experience into how to apply a Karate philosophy into your day to day living, your notes about being rightful persons, taking care of your body heath, listening to your body are great advises that we also like to apply in our life.

Thanks for sharing, and looking forward to meet you in person in the future.

Oliver Reynaldo Sayago Pena
Ultimate Bo Student

My path of self improvement with GMAU started in October of 2017 by studying bojutsu. I did a lot of internet research to find a martial arts program in my area that would fit into my work and life schedule. I finally discovered that going to a dojo at their posted times was just not an option, but I wanted some kind of program that improved my physical well being, mental discipline and had an enjoyable martial element to it.

Finding GMAU and the programs they offer was exactly what I was looking for. I read that once I purchased the bojustu class, I could easily train on my own schedule and train almost anywhere I chose. GMAU is an amazing traveling dojo. A month after I started trading with the bo, I signed up for the Shotokan Karate course.

Since I began training almost a year ago, I have noticed an increase in muscle mass (my wife has noticed too), an increase in my body awareness, a stronger core and greater flexibility. In years past, when I had ‘down time’ my job, I felt I had wasted it by not including a physical activity component to my day. Now, I have no ‘down time’ at work, I have a training regimen that is serving me very well.

Sensei Michael and Sensei Jon’s approach to teaching fits my visual learning style. Their lessons are concise, detailed and patient. I feel like I have my own personal Sensei when I watch the training videos. I am able to pause, rewind, and rewatch all lessons until I know I have achieve proficiency. The few times I have reached out to either of them for advice or clarification on a training matter, they have been prompt, personal and courteous in their replies. I do not feel I can give a high enough praise for what they have put together with the GMAU.

Sensei Michael and Sensei Jon are very encouraging in not only their lessons but also in their feedback. The feedback they have provided from my chevron and belt testing efforts have always been helpful and relevant. I believe GMAU holds their students to a high degree of skill and proficiency in attaining rank.

Sean Robinson
Ultimate Bo Student

Ready for a Stronger and Safer You?

We are currently offering a FREE Ultimate Bo course so that you can take your first step towards protecting yourself and getting in great shape. 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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