Affordable, Simple Pricing to Learn Your Favorite Style in the Comfort of Your Home.

Are you ready to master a Martial Art style? Then it's time for you to sign up for our world leading online learning platform. You'll have everything you need:

  •  A 60-day money back guarantee that is unparalleled in the industry
  • 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

If you are ready to move forward keep scrolling, but don't forget about our no obligation, FREE beginners course in any of our styles.

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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The GMAU will save you $THOUSANDS no matter what style you choose!

GMAU Will Save You Thousands!

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

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 $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 official certificate of rank. And, there is no additional cost for re-testing.

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Normally a $127 value

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 a student at global martial arts University for over almost 2 years. I can tell you that this is the best distance learning courses you could involved with. I Started with Shotokan karate and enjoyed it so much that I started taking ultimate bo as well. The instructors are always helpful, and approachable. The lessons are fairy easy to understand and one of the other great things about global martial arts is the community. The numbers your are very encouraging and helpful as well. The Shotokan karate course stays true to the lineage of Shotokan karate and is very informative. I was also impressed with the fact that global Martial arts University tracks your progress as far as how much time you have put into watching lessons and classes and they monitor all your progress. Would recommend the Shotokan karate course to anybody that is trying to learn traditional Shotokan karate as well as anyone who is limited in having a local place to train as well as wanting to learn other martial arts.

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John V Ammann Jr
Shotokan Karate Student

4 years ago, there was a time in my life and career that I just couldn’t get to the dojo to train. When searching for new ways to learn I came across GMAU! Not only was it possibly now to train, I was able to learn new material and continue to grow at my own pace.... I actually was able to have my own dojo right in my own home!! As rank after rank and test after test.... GMAU gave me opportunity to become more .... and now I'm a certified instructor!!! To me it is more than just a curriculum it's a lifestyle!! it's being a part of something more...and that's the GMAU family! The support and encouragement that I have received through their training is honesty...priceless!!!!

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Quentin Dunford
Krav Maga Student

I love the GMAU. I can train anytime I like. I don't have to worry about favoritism or competition from instructors and peers. The courses are very affordable and the curriculum is very intensive and well structured. The GMAU is a great way to learn a martial art. The instructors have always promptly answered any questions that I have had, and they are extremely friendly, and courteous.

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Gary Christy
Shotokan Karate 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 experience training in Krav Maga online with Global Martial Arts University has been both rewarding and difficult.

For someone who was very accustomed to showing up for martial arts class and going through the motions, I came to realize that if I was going to be successful in the online program, I needed to learn a different form of self discipline.

It is both amazing and overwhelming to have all your training technics laid out for you in vivid detailed videos. From the first basic teachings all the way to the most advanced I have everything all there ready to watch!

I'm learning to pace myself, but also understand that there's really nothing stopping me from earning my ranks at a faster pace. I don't need to wait for the next class, or for my next test 6 months to a year away, like I do with in class training. It's all there for me, I just need to keep moving forward, step by step.

With that in mind I have to express the importance of having a committed training partner. However, even without a regular partner many of the technics can be practiced, and I've even been able to recruit some family and friends to help out when my regular partner isn't available.

To speak more specifically about the GMAU website, I have to say I am very impressed with the level of ease in navigating the student section of the website, and have really enjoyed the benefits of the features and sense of community when I make comments and journal log my training time. It seems like the instructors are always watching and waiting to give feedback and are super fast to answer any questions I have.

In regard to the video submission and review for my testing, I'll admit I was sceptical first starting out; but I have been very pleasantly surprised with the effectiveness of their system.

When I submit videos I always get a detailed video response back a from my instructor as to what I need to improve and where I'm really excelling in my training. It's quite different from some of my experience with in class grading, where I'm showing a technic for my instructor, but because there are 30 more people in the class, there's just no time for the instructor to give detailed constructive criticism, and most of the time it's a whole group of people all showing a technice together.

With GMAU video tests, my instructors see my technic in different angles and take the time to really examine everything. For my last review my instructor commented on the detail of how I was over twisting my front foot when I delivered a jab. I've been doing jabs for years in front of other instructors but no one gave me such a detailed correction; I thought it was awesome! As a martial artist it's important for me to be executing technics properly and in good form, so I really appreciate the helpful advice that I get from my GMAU instructor. It's also really good to be able to watch the videos of myself. Although sometimes it makes me cringe to watch.

Another great part of the GMAU student website is the extras. There are not only lessons but classes that I can follow along with, and cardio workouts and just too much other good stuff. I've only just started checking out what they have.

Believe me when I say that if you want to be busy learning and training there is hours and hours of excellent teaching!

I really have no complaints whatsoever about the program. It's affordable, has great detailed instruction and a community of instructors that actually care about my training, and don't allow shortcuts. My Krav Maga training has been a blast!

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Christopher Connelly
Krav Maga Student

Tuition

Ultimate Bo and Nunchaku

*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

Helllo, my name is Heather and I am training for my Yellow Chevron. I enjoy the training very much. It is a good workout and I love to swing that Bo! I am a Third degree Black Belt I’m TaeKwonDo but my school does not offer any weapons trading. I was very excited to find Global Martial Arts University so that I could add to my martial arts training. Thank you Sensei Michael!

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Heather Malmberg Ultimate Bo Student

I love the way the instructor breaks down every move and takes his time to show and explain the moves
i have other courses but they do a move so fast you can never learn anything. Great angles and expert instruction.

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Allen Franks Ultimate Bo Student

I feel very fortunate that I am a student with Global Martial Arts University (GMAU). I feel that they are hands-down one of the most reputable and honest martial arts schools that I have come across. The instructors provide an exceptional level of knowledge and support. The students provide a high level of camaraderie, knowledge sharing, and constructive criticism. To me, it is just like being in an actual school.

I came across the Global Martial arts University (GMAU) site during a search for Okinawan Bo information that I could use for a local 'brick & mortar' school that I was trying to learn Okinawan Kobudo from. Sensei Michael Hodge's information and videos were a wonderful source of information. I know what most people say that learning online isn't a real way to actually learn a martial art. However, I feel that they would be wrong. In fact, I ended up doing a trial of the Ultimate Bo course and found it to be above and beyond the level of training that I was receiving at the local school. I then signed up for the full Ultimate Bo course. I also discovered that GMAU offers several other online courses such as Shotokan Karate and Krav Maga.

I had taken a local Krav Maga course locally but due to work schedules and family schedules I wasn't able to maintain anything consistently. I went through a couple of the online class videos and lessons that Sensei South and Sensei Koppel led and was duly impressed as well as worn out. I have also signed up for the Krav Maga course as well.

So here are my thoughts on GMAU and their online courses. The instructors for the GMAU courses are thorough in their explanation, demonstration, and in-depth analysis of the techniques and movements for the information taught. They offer lessons for the different belts/levels, as well as full classes that you participate in as if you are there. They also offer extra video sessions that delve into topics that students ask about as an added bonus. Having the videos for the lessons, classes, and extra sessions is great because you can always go back and review them when needed. All of this is available from the student portal.

The student portal contains all the training links, a training journal to track your learning progress and hours, as well as a VERY active discussion board, a Student Locator (to find students close to your area to train with), and Assignments & Testing areas for each level.

In order to test for each belt/level a video is required to be made, showing various angles for each of the requirements for the level. At first I was pretty nervous doing this and was actually my own worst critic. The GMAU instructors reviewed the submitted videos and provided a very technical video review, pointing out not only what I could improve on (as well as demonstrating it), but also pointed out what I did correctly. What is even greater and something that I respect quite a bit is that for the Level 6 (Krav Maga) and Black Belt (Ultimate Bo) you travel to the main location and test in person.

It is important to remember that for the online courses to work (like anything), you have to be self-motivated to want to learn! You need to have that drive that pushes you to the next level! I was lucky that I found a training partner that is close enough that we can train several times per week going through the classes and then even able to take time to slow down and work through some techniques that we want to examine more closely. At most brick & mortar schools you wouldn't be able to do that without private lessons or being at the mercy of the instructor's pace. Also the course message boards are a great way to get and provide feedback as well as exchanging training ideas and knowledge. I myself have posted several videos for peer review and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of feedback that I received, with some things that I didn't notice that helped me improve my techniques. The instructor's for both of the courses that I am enrolled in also are very quick to respond to questions and comments.

My goal is to receive my Level 6 in Krav Maga and then take the instructor's course as well as getting my Black Belt in Ultimate Bo and taking the instructor's course as well in that. I then plan to see about offering the courses here in my area, in conjunction with GMAU, combining an online experience with a brick & mortar location.

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Glenn McHenry Ultimate Bo Student

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