#StayStrong - Earn Your Black Belt at Home

Get stronger, learn real self-defense, and become a black belt at home. The GMAU is the world-leading online martial-arts university - this is your dojo!

  • Follow along to fully-guided lessons and classes from white to black belt
  • 1,000s of students are earning internationally-accredited rank with us 
  • Get all of it at the fraction of the cost of a traditional studio
  • Achieve real rank at your own pace with one-on-one feedback
  • 50% OFF for the First 3 Months (monthly plan)

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Training at bricks-and-mortar studios can cost $100 to $200 a month or simply be non-existent in your area. With GMAU, you'll have everything you need to learn how to defend yourself for as little as $20/month. Save thousands on your path to black belt!

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We custom tailor the learning process for you to learn in the comfort of your own home. No more having to rush to get to a class or being one in a crowd. Your journey to mastery is yours. We focus on you by providing exclusive one-on-one feedback.

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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.

Troy Johnson
Shotokan Karate Student

There are a lot of bo staff videos on youtube and I know people who use those to learn the staff. But I was looking for something that was more systematic. Something that would progress through a wide array of techniques and progressively build up from the basic techniques to the advanced. Something that would teach you both "the how" as well as "the why" behind the techniques. I wanted a program where someone would evaluate my progress and give feedback so I can objectively improve. You will never get that from watching youtube videos. GMAU Bo staff program is exactly what I was looking for. I have been training with GMAU for around 16 months.

Cyle Nelson
Ultimate Bo Student

It can be a little daunting for some people to embark upon distance learning in martial arts, but with GMAU you are made to feel at home very quickly. There is a supportive atmosphere and there are lots of goals and objectives to help you along your way. Although like any physical activity only you can put the effort and hard work in to make the progress and gains. I’d be more than happy to suggest the GMAU Taekwondo online course to anyone looking for a World Taekwondo approach to Martial Arts training..

Mark Brereton
Taekwondo 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

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