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  • Your choice of style in the convenience of your home, across your devices
  • Gain real rank at your own pace with one on one feedback
  • All of it at the fraction of the cost of a traditional studio

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Normally a $127 value

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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 2016 )

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Here is a breakdown of a traditional dojo cost compared to the GMAU.

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Local School

Payment

$ 100
Per Month

$ 195
Path to BB

Duration

36
Months

3
Payments

Total

$ 3,600
Cost to Black Belt

$ 585
Cost to Black Belt

Here's How

Training at a qualified martial arts school costs around $100-$200 per month, and to reach black belt proficiency usually takes a minimum of 3 years. This means that, at a minimum, a traditional martial arts education will cost about $3,600.

Tuition

Shotokan Karate, Krav Maga, Or Taekwondo

*some other small fees when you test and rank

$39.95

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

$179.70

Biannualy

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Pay for six months at a time

to save even more.


90+ Follow Along Classes


100+ Technique Lessons


Fresh Training Material Added Monthly


Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement


Instructor Support, Feedback & Guidance


Pay $179.70 Every Six Months (Save 25%)


Cancel Anytime


Per Six Month Payment

3 Payments of

$195.00

Path to Black Belt

Most Value


Get your blackbelt with a three year

membership in three installments.


90+ Follow Along Classes


125+ Technique Lessons


Fresh Training Material Added Monthly


Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement


Instructor Support, Feedback & Guidance


Access to a three year membership!


Save Over $850 on Your Journey to Black Belt


Three Monthly Payments

Other Small Fees Between Each Rank.

$15

Assignments

In-between each belt level, you will submit a short progress check and receive helpful feedback from you instructor.

$60

Color Rank Exams

Covers the full grading of your video exam, along with a personal video feedback video from the instructor, and the mailing of the official certificate of rank. And, there is no additional cost for re-testing.

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Your Experience Matters to Us

We are dedicated to our students, which is why we provide one on one feedback like no other Martial Arts online school.

I have been enrolled in the Shotokan Karate course for years now... Started out with the original DVDs... Something always came up work wise though and have not been able to focus on practicing... I started the online classes awhile back and still work and life in general just kept me hit and miss on doing the courses... For the last two months I have renewed energy and more time to focus on my training and it helps that my 9 year old Son wanted to learn self defense and is practicing with me right along to the online classes and lessons... I am more focused and determined to get the most that I can out my practices to better myself, get into better shape and feel feel better about myself... The classes are easy to follow and with all the different classes now and lesson material it always feels fresh and exciting... I am going to enroll my Son today as well so that he can earn his belts as well... We love it... It is our nightly duty now to practice along with a class and if we are stuck on something to follow up with the lesson part of the videos... We could not ask for better instructors than Sensei John and Sensei Michael... The classes are easy to follow along with and very informative... We are having fun while learning together...

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Kevin A Barton
Shotokan Karate Student

Its a demanding course, but for every step you take you grow as a person and student. The setup with the films is great and also the assignments. My instructor Dustin Koppel is great, challenge me and set high standards for my tests.

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Daniel Eriksson
Krav Maga Student

I’ve been interested in Taekwondo since the 90s. I trained with several different styles and approaches, and after a substantial Taekwondo break and a collection of other martial arts in between I came to the Global Martial Arts University looking to progress further.

I’m glad to say I’m one of the first few people that supported the Taekwondo course from the beginning and I’m happy I did. The teaching is very clear, helpful, and Instructor Adam has a very friendly relaxed way of teaching. The information and material is well put together and the delivery is good too.

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.

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Mark Brereton
Taekwondo Student

My name is Jacqui and I have been a student with GMAU for over a year now.

When you get to a certain age it's extremely hard to walk into a dojo. I did try, and the sensei asked me how many children I was enrolling. It never entered his head that I was the student. I guess that is what happens when you get to a certain age and size😂

That being said 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. You can decide how much or how little you want to do. When you are tired you can do a short work out or a flexibility routine, on the good days you can do two classes.

The courses are very well done, with each technique explained and demonstrated in easy to digest sections. One can watch the same lesson again and again, which is handy if you don't quite get it the first time around. The classes are a great work-out, varied and fun. The training never gets stale as the GMAU instructors are always thinking and coming up with novel ideas on how to train, new classes, seminars on interesting topics like carjacking etc

So far for me the biggest highlight was getting my first belt online. I realised that it could be done without the formality of a dojo, and that really gave me a boost.

My only frustration has been trying to find someone locally to train with. A lot of the techniques, especially in Krav Maga, work better with a partner. What I do is Skype my sister who is on another continent, and the two of us share our screen on Skype and do classes together. There is a lot of laughter and we keep each other motivated.

So far I am fitter, healthier and have learnt some amazing self defence techniques since joining the GMAU. It's fun, a good workout, and the instructors are very experienced and always available to advise, correct, and encourage. Feedback is always given gently and constructively, and has always motivated me to try harder rather than give up.

It's not an easy route to a black belt, it's hard work and as a home student you need to be very disciplined, but it's well worth it.

I could not praise the GMAU and the instructors enough. Thank you all for the hard work you put in. It's much appreciated.

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Jacqueline Glisson
Krav Maga Student

My name is Kelly and I live in South Africa. I would like to thank you for the
opportunity to learn and train Krav Maga through the GMAU by training at home. I
had been searching high and low for months, trying to find a company that teaches
Krav Maga and one day, while browsing through the internet I came across your
“Black belt at home” Krav Maga course. I was extremely excited to start because the
material in the advertisement was laid out professionally and in an easy to
understand manner. Being in South Africa, I had a problem with the rand / dollar
exchange and I thought it would be impossible to enroll with the Global Martial Arts
University, but Mr Hodge assisted me with my payment and within a few days I was
part of the GMAU organisation.

I am about to grade for my orange belt in Krav Maga and I really appreciate the
material where I can see every technique executed in detail from my computer
screen and then I practice these techniques at home and in a gym with my training
partner. I appreciate the fact that I can do the assignments and my instructor (Mr.
Koppel) can evaluate me and check my progress and highlight any technique that I
need to improve on before doing the particular belt grading. Also, I have quick
responses to enquiries with feedback and very helpful advice from my instructor.

The material keeps on improving regarding new techniques that are being added to
the old curriculum for the various belts in Krav Maga. It is fantastic that I can
message my instructor anytime I want and he always replies to my messages. Once
I have submitted my grading video, my instructor talks to me personally via video
clip, advising me what points I need to work on.

I enjoy the classes. They are well structured, clear and enjoyable. A lot of
imagination obviously went into structuring the various Krav Maga drills (person on
person and person on bags) related to the combatives. The lessons and the classes
are well designed with a fantastic curriculum. I know exactly what is expected of me
and what I must do for a particular belt.

I highly recommend this course for anyone who enjoys working with highly qualified
instructors and who would like to learn techniques according to global standards
from home.

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Kelly Bampa
Krav Maga Student

Tuition

Ultimate Bo

*some other small fees when you test and rank

$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

Most Popular


Pay for six months at a time

to save even more.


90+ Follow Along Classes


100+ Technique Lessons


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.


90+ Follow Along Classes


125+ 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

Family Members

Each family member that you add receives a 50% discount on tuition! You can easily add a family member to your account, by clicking on the “My Courses” tab at the top of the screen.

Not Ready to Commit to Becoming a Master?

We are currently offering a FREE beginners course in the style of your choice so that you can take your first step towards protecting yourself and the ones you love. This is a no commitment offer with no credit card details needed. Our hope is that you LOVE learning Martial Arts from us and using our proven online teaching method that you enroll as a dedicated student.

Normally a $127 value

Hi, my name is Gavin, I am from Germany, 44 and I practice Wing Tjun over 2 years together with my wife Anja.

Martial Arts is a good way for us to improve mental, fitness and self-defense. But also i loved watching people using traditional weapons with the awesome movements like shaolin monks do.

My wish to learn to handle such a traditional weapon was first awakened in the summer of 2017. In Wing Tjun we will not get teached in the traditional weapon bo, just the long bo with just one boring form without any sense of self defence character. It is just a lesson to improve the upper body condition and strength. This idea behind was not my goal. So I researched in my neighborhood where there is a school that teaches Kobudo. Unfortunately I had to find out disappointed that there is really no single school I could visit without having to do half a world trip. So first I was content to buy a rattan bo and check some cool tricks here and there from the videos found on Youtube and practice them on our home loft. The space was big enough to whirl around with the stick.

The imitation of forms of the Shaolin fighters has led me sometime to the point that I had reached my limits of deeper understanding and had not really progressed here. On the one hand I was motivated and at the same time completely overwhelmed by the mix of different styles, techniques and simple tricks of the well known toothpick-specialists.

I can still remember when between all these videos on youtube I happened to notice a class video from Ultimate Bo and immediately hooked up the way this lesson was built. The video had immediately animated to participate. Logically and structured like a real training lesson with warm-up technical part and cooldown. I had really absorbed this video.

The way Michael Hodge works here and conveyed his knowledge convinced me immediately to have a look at the homepage of Global Martial Arts University to inform about how the course is working. Of course, I also had initial doubts whether I can actively pursue this course over a longer period of time without losing interest in it after a short time.

After I finally decided to enroll in Ultimate Bo in September 2017, I was completely convinced that I had made the right decision during my first visit to my personal training area. Each training video was motivation to continue here. Achieving this attitude through an online course and the distance and keeping students in the mood requires great effort and thoughtful approach.

I remember exactly when I first saw Bo Kata 1 in the training videos section. I have to admit that for the first time I had a short-term feeling, "Oh dear, there you have something planned!" Today I am heading for the graduation of the Blue Chevron Level and smilingly look back to the first beginnings with many heights and deep ones. Days on which everything had run smoothly and those on which you would have thrown the Bo out of the window. But Michael Hodge and the community does not leave a student in the lurch and is always backwind to keep up the motivation.

And it will continue and never end the supposed successes that have been achieved with the graduations at Ultimate Bo to elaborate in more detail until these are finally in flesh and blood.

I'm proud to be a student under Sensei Michael Hodge of Global Martial Arts University. All that is missing is the greatest honor: to train with Sensei Michael and my colleagues together having fun and make a great party with barbecue or something typical american cool things after we have finished the lesson. Maybe this will never be possible due to the distance and the costs for the flight. For this reason, a photo of Him is hanging in my training room so that I can express my honor and respect in my own way as I do this also to my Master in Wing Tjun.

On GMAU i have found the best way to practice with structured lessons helping me to learn this interesting martial arts style from the really beginning teached by a shining example like Sensei Michael Hodge.

He opened up my horizon to apply what i have learned by now to my own martial arts style and also my personal mindset in the area of life. If you also like to go this way enrolling this course is highly personal recommended!

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Gavin Huhoff Ultimate Bo Student

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.

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Nate Johnson Ultimate Bo Student

My name is Leo Grant and I have been a practitioner of karate for 15+ years now. I currently hold a 3rd degree black belt in shotokan karate and instruct at my club in Trinidad and Tobago where I was born.

I have always been a fan of the bo staff because of its versatility as a weapon and the fact that you are more likely to come across something resembling it in your everyday than most other weapons. Since I started training with the ultimate bo program I have truly fallen in love with the bo staff. While it may seem like learning to use weapons might be difficult online the approach that sensei Hodge takes makes it all too easy.

The lesson are very detailed and his follow along classes take you step by step through every move, position and technique that you have to learn.

Because of my martial arts background I have been able to pick some things up easier than some might but absolutely anybody can follow this course and become versed in this weapon. I highly recommend this program if you are interested in the bo staff, we have a great online community that will support you every step of the way.

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Leo Grant Ultimate Bo Student

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