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
  • All of it at the fraction of the cost of a traditional studio
  • Real rank at your own pace with one on one feedback

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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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.

Sean Robinson  (Student since 2017)

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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.

Course Curriculum

There is a reason that more than 1,000 students have trained in

Ultimate Bo since 2008.

Sean Robinson  ( Student Since 2017 )

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.


Choose Your Plan

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



Simple and flexible plan where you
pay month to month.

All Lessons & Classes From White to Black

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in the Course

Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement

Instructor Support, Feedback

& Guidance

Fresh Training Material

Added Monthly

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All Lessons & Classes From White to Black

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Get your blackbelt with a three year
membership in three installments.

60+ Follow Along Classes

100+ Technique Lessons

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Instructor Support, Feedback

& Guidance

Access to a three year membership!

Save Over $600 on Your Journey to Black Belt

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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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