Martial Arts

10 Benefits of Martial Arts Training

People have various motives for training in martial arts: for self defense, sport, as a social activity, and to learn about its history and culture. All of these are great reasons to begin training. In this blog post, I don’t focus on reasons for training but instead I discuss 10 benefits of martial arts training. …

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The Thrill of ‘Ultimate Bo Live 2022’!

Ultimate Bo Live 2022

On July 14 I travelled from my home in Vancouver, B.C. to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to take part in Sensei Nathan Douglas’ ‘Ultimate Bo Live 2022′ weekend of Ultimate Bo training. I joined two other GMAU students from out of town there, Quinn McCutcheon and Sean Robinson, who both live in North Carolina. Quinn has a brown chevron in Ultimate Bo, and Sean has a 2nd black …

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5 Simple Steps for Creating a Social Media Strategy

It doesn’t matter what type of business field you’re in, there are universal principles and concepts you should understand, and know how to utilize, to effectively draw in customers and build your brand. So, if you want your school (or your skillset) to be noticed, you need to a well-crafted social media plan. In this article, I will provide you with a step-by-step approach to help you stand out, including specific questions to ask yourself as you proceed through each step and examples of relevant answers to those questions.

How Long Before I Get My Black Belt?

When it comes to belt rank, emphasis should be placed on allowing the student to develop and grow at each level of achievement so the color of their belt actually reflects their true skill level. In this blog post I provide an overview of belt ranking systems and advice from seasoned instructors on the real purpose of rank and how students should think about rank.

GMAU Programs: Which One Is Right For You?

Global Martial Arts University has multiple program options. But you may be asking: “Which one is right for me?” In this blog post I am sharing details about each of our martial arts programs to provide you critical information that will aid in deciding on a best fit. I

How to Stay Motivated & Committed to Black Belt

Training in a Global Martial Arts University (GMAU) program gives you an amazing opportunity to earn a black belt (or equivalent) in one or more of our programs. Because all our courses are online, you can easily learn, practice, and earn rank at your own pace and location.But the path to black belt is not an easy …

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