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  • The ability to defend yourself and build a strong self-confidence
  • An incredible total-body focused style, which will shred fat and build lean muscle
  • All of it at NO COST TO YOU and the ability to do everything in the safety of your own home. 

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"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!"

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Robert Hughes ( Shotokan Student since 2017 )

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

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

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We are currently offering a FREE Shotokan Karate course so that 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 love learning the basics of Shotokan from us and using our proven online teaching method that you sign up as a dedicated student.

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Sean Robinson GMAU Student

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Sean Robinson ( Student Since 2017 )

Shotokan Karate

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.

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Nicola Antonio Roberto Amato ( Student Since 2016 )

Shotokan Karate

I was a bit skeptical at the beginning. The idea of learning Shotokan karate online did not convince me too much, but it was the only solution for me due to work and family commitments, which took me a lack of time to dedicate to go to a dojo for live lessons.


Consequently, I started poking around the network searching for a suitable and professionally valid school where I could have learnt karate online. I must say I was surprise to see so many online karate schools that promise you to get a black belt within one year. I come from judo, so I know perfectly that is almost impossible to get a martial art black belt in one year. It's technically not possible, even if you train every day.


Finally, I came across the Global Martial Art University, excellently managed by the Hodges. It's a Martial Arts school which gives a complete Shotokan karate online course, with the possibility to go from white to black belt. GMAU do not promise you to get a black belt in just one year, but you can get it at the honest pace of any physical real dojo: 3 or 4 years. I enrolled there and I discovered a real online karate school with very competent and expert instructors, professionally skilled and supportive towards all student's issues. It's a school where nobody gives you anything for granted. Belts are not given away easily, but you have to work hard and constantly to achieve positive results.


From my personal experience, I must say I had to re-do my belt test three times, before passing to the next level. Apart the initial frustration, this shows definitively the passion, the professionalism, the competence, the care of details GMAU puts in place to make sure that online students reach the same objectives of the real dojo's ones.


I am fully satisfied of my choice, and definitively I would suggest GMAU to everyone seriously interested in learning and improve karate.

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Nicola Antonio Roberto Amato ( Student Since 2016 )

Shotokan Karate

I was a bit skeptical at the beginning. The idea of learning Shotokan karate online did not convince me too much, but it was the only solution for me due to work and family commitments, which took me a lack of time to dedicate to go to a dojo for live lessons.


Consequently, I started poking around the network searching for a suitable and professionally valid school where I could have learnt karate online. I must say I was surprise to see so many online karate schools that promise you to get a black belt within one year. I come from judo, so I know perfectly that is almost impossible to get a martial art black belt in one year. It's technically not possible, even if you train every day.


Finally, I came across the Global Martial Art University, excellently managed by the Hodges. It's a Martial Arts school which gives a complete Shotokan karate online course, with the possibility to go from white to black belt. GMAU do not promise you to get a black belt in just one year, but you can get it at the honest pace of any physical real dojo: 3 or 4 years. I enrolled there and I discovered a real online karate school with very competent and expert instructors, professionally skilled and supportive towards all student's issues. It's a school where nobody gives you anything for granted. Belts are not given away easily, but you have to work hard and constantly to achieve positive results.


From my personal experience, I must say I had to re-do my belt test three times, before passing to the next level. Apart the initial frustration, this shows definitively the passion, the professionalism, the competence, the care of details GMAU puts in place to make sure that online students reach the same objectives of the real dojo's ones.


I am fully satisfied of my choice, and definitively I would suggest GMAU to everyone seriously interested in learning and improve karate.

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We are currently offering a FREE Shotokan Karate course so that you can take your first step towards protecting yourself and getting in great shape. This is a no commitment off with no credit card details needed. Our hope is that you love learning the basics of Shotokan from us and using our proven online teaching method​ that you sign up as a dedicated student.

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Normally a $127 value