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We want to provide you with a no commitment, risk free option to see if Shotokan Karate is right for you. In this course you will gain...

  •  The ability to defend yourself and build strong self-confidence
  • Access to some incredible total-body workouts, which will shred fat and build lean muscle
  • All of it at no cost to you including the ability to do everything in the comfort of your own home.

Join over 1,000 other students who have learned how to defend themselves and uncovered their true strength. No credit card, no long term commitment.

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Introductory Shotokan Karate Course

"I cannot say enough good things about Global Martial Arts University. I had always wanted to study Shotokan Karate, and through life's twists and turns, never had the opportunity. Two years ago, after moving to Texas and discovering that there were no local dojo’s that I could attend that would fit my schedule, I started searching online. I came across Global Martial Arts University and couldn’t have been happier. Not only am I able to train and earn real rank through GMAU, but I can train anywhere, anytime, on my own schedule! Not to mention that the guidance and one on one instruction from Sensei John and Sensei Michael, is something that is rare to find at ANY dojo. Over the past 2 years I have not only learned so much physically, but I have also been able to make significant improvements with battling panic disorder. Something that I have battled my entire life. I am currently a yellow belt and will soon be testing for my orange. My journey has only just begun, and I am proud to be a part of Global Martial Arts University!"

Robert Hughes  ( Shotokan Student since 2017 )

A Complete Guided Introductory Course

5+ hours of HD video lessons teaching all material in the white-belt syllabus.

More than 5 follow-along classes (30-40 minutes each), which are just like attending real “live” Shotokan Karate classes.

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Once you're ready to take things to the next level, sign up instantly to gain full access to the course, including instructor support and feedback.

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We're currently offering a FREE Shotokan Karate course so 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'll love learning the basics of Shotokan from us so  much that you'll sign up as a dedicated student.

What Our Students

are Saying...

If you’re on this page and you want to learn Shotokan Karate and finally start your martial arts journey, this is the community you need. Yeah, I know this is an online course but let me explain...

At this time we're living in, I believe that online courses are a legitimate way to learn new skills and that includes Shotokan Karate. GMAU looks after its own students and helps you progress one step at a time. Even sending you a video answering your questions (they actually did that when I had a question) and I appreciate that.

So, look no further and just join this great community of martial artists.

Javier Velazquez
Shotokan Student

I am enjoying this course a lot. It covers techniques in fine detail which my old brick and motor Shotokan school didn't do. Sensei's Jon and Jonas's teaching approach's are great. I wish there was more review video classes to follow along too. I know it's important to practice on my own, but I am only half way's through my yellow belt curriculum and have completed all the required training videos already.

Vincent Dean Jarema
Shotokan Karate Student

I totally enjoy GMAU and my study of Shotokan Karate. I am able to practice at my own pace at the time that is convenient for me. The training is no joke. The fact that I am able to ask my Sensei questions at any time is great.

James LaForge
Shotokan Student

I would like to start by saying I have no affiliation with the GMAU other than as a student. It's hard to believe that it's been more than a year that I have been training with the GMAU. This has been an awesome experience for me and I can't imagine not having this format to train with especially during the pandemic. The GMAU and Shotokan Karate are now a very important part of my life and I enjoy the training more now after more than a year than I ever have. Senseis Jon, Michael, Sarah & Jonas have been amazing throughout with their honest feedback when I submit a video for review and I find their "high fives” motivational. I truly believe they want to see me succeed. The format of the GMAU is exceptional, no other on-line martial arts instruction comes close, the videos for each level are easy to find, follow and understand, the content is exactly what you need to progress through that level and we can watch the videos as many times as we need or want to and the lower belt level videos are always there to go back and review any time. The belt level assignments and test videos are very simple to submit but in no means a "walk in the park" to achieve, I've looked at the belt level rank requirements for other Karate schools and as far as rank requirements I think the GMAU is much more thorough than any I have seen, I would match a GMAU student of any belt level with a student of the same belt level that trained in a in person school any time. I am proud to say I am a GMAU student and I look forward to continuing my journey in Shotokan Karate. I should probably mention that I was 57 years old when I started GMAU in November 2019 and 58+ now and have achieved the rank of 4th kyu purple belt working towards my 3rd kyu brown belt.

Darryl Hughes
Shotokan Student

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We're currently offering a FREE Shotokan Karate course so 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'll love learning the basics of Shotokan from us so much that you'll sign up as a dedicated student.

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