Master the Ancient


  • Learn how to perform realistic combat and traditional Nunchaku techniques
  • Train in the most comprehensive course ever created for Nunchaku with over 50 hours of video lessons
  • Achieve real rank at your own pace with one-on-one instructor feedback
  • Enroll at a fraction of the cost of practicing in a traditional studio.

Adam Gerrald  (Instructor)

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"Nothing like learning a useful martial art from your living room. Sounds ridiculous I know, but it works... Even if it's just 10 minutes a day it's amazing how fast you progress."

Gergely Péter  ( Student since 2015 )

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YOUR Nunchaku Journey

All GMAU martial-arts courses include videos that teach you White to Black-level curriculum, anywhere access, direct instructor support, and an easy-to-follow training path for your home-study success. New classes are posted regularly!

Learn Traditional Nunchaku

Rooted in the Okinawan tradition, you'll learn a wide range of realistic strikes, blocks, stances, katas, and fighting skills.

The Most Comprehensive Nunchaku

Program Ever Created

Learn sparring strikes, stances, grips, blocks, and all key Nunchaku concepts. The course includes over 30 hours of training videos and tutorials.

Earn Rank in the Official Style

Through this comprehensive course, you'll be able to earn real rank up to black belt and higher. Our unique chevron ranking system will give you an easy understanding of the steps you need to take to become a Nunchaku master.

Inside the Course

This course includes all the key learning pillars to master the Nunchaku.

Traditional Nunchaku

Learn strikes, blocks, stances, katas, and grips.

Includes Double Nunchaku

Acquire dual-wielding Nunchaku skills with advanced combos and katas.

Combat & Sparring Nunchaku

Explore the Nunchaku's combat and fighting applications.

Nunchaku Tricks & Spins

Have some fun with freestyle tips and tricks.

Watch How the Course Works

GMAU has been teaching Martial Arts online since 2008.


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At a fraction of the cost of taking a course in a traditional studio, with an unparalleled guarantee.



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All Lessons & Classes From White to Black

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Accredited Rank Testing & Advancement

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Course Overview -
Your Path to Nunchaku Mastery

All GMAU martial-arts courses include videos that teach you White to Black-level curriculum, anywhere access, direct instructor support, and an easy-to-follow training path for your home-study success. New classes are posted regularly!

Get Into Great Shape While Mastering this Ancient & Dynamic Weapon

Nunchaku training is an invigorating workout for all ages - it's lower-impact on the joints.

You'll learn realistic combat movements, along with traditional Japanese katas and techniques.

A Complete Guided Course from Beginner to Black Chevron

The course features 30+ hours of HD video lessons, teaching all material from beginner to advanced level.

Take dozens of follow-along classes (30-40 minutes each), which are just like attending a real “live” Nunchaku class in a traditional dojo.

Earn Real Rank in this Style of Nunchaku with Direct Support and Feedback from Sensei Adam Gerrald

Once you’ve learned the rank requirements and logged enough hours, you can submit your video test!

Ask your instructor questions and get video reviews back from him with corrections and feedback.

Course Curriculum

This is the most comprehensive online training course for you to master the Nunchaku
right from home. There's a reason that more than 1,000 students have

trained with the GMAU since 2008!  

What You'll Learn with GMAU Nunchaku Course ... It’s All Here

You'll learn strikes, blocks, stances, grips, combat positions, defenses, sparring, katas, and more.

Each technique is instructed from multiple viewing angles, detailed breakdowns, step-by-step instructions, and at-home practice drills.

Follow-Along Classes and Workouts, Just like Attending a “Live” Nunchaku Class

It's just like walking into the dojo and taking a full class.

The classes include warm ups, techniques instruction, drills, freestyling, and stretching to keep your training fun and full of variety.

Anytime Support and Feedback

from Your Instructor

Ask questions and get helpful feedback and motivation from your (real) instructor.

We're there to hold you accountable and make sure you succeed.

Message your Instructor and get Your

Progress Reviewed Anytime

Interact directly with your instructor whenever you

need guidance.

Submit a video for review and corrections if you need extra support.

Find a Training Partner with the

Student Locator.

Easily locate and connect with other GMAU students

in your area.

Start a “Global Garage” and start training with friends.

Earn Accredited Rank in

Nunchaku at Home

You can test and achieve real rank in this officially-recognized Nunchaku style,

all through our proven video testing and feedback process.

Test and Receive Detailed Feedback and Corrections from Your Instructor

We use testing to help you improve and progress. When you submit your video tests, there's no negativity or cause for anxiety.

After each test, you get a personalized feedback video and detailed guidance from your instructor.

When You Pass You Receive an Official Certificate of Rank

The certificates of rank we issue are the same as those awarded to students who train with us in person.

Nunchaku uses chevron patches to denote rank. The chevrons hold the same value as a belt, but you display them on the left sleeve of your gi or uniform.

Commonly Asked Questions

Please feel free to reach out to us if you don't see your question below!

How does testing work?

  1. Train with the lessons and classes. Once you have logged the minimum training hours required, you are eligible to submit your test.
  2. Next, simply follow the instructions on the testing page, to film and submit your video exam.
  3. Your instructor will do a detailed grading of your exam, and will also film a personalized feedback video with corrections and guidance.
  4. Once you pass, you will receive your official certificate of rank. If you do not pass the first time, you will be given corrections, and can resubmit without paying another fee.

Is a partner required?

A partner is not required for the majority of GMAU Nunchaku training. The lessons and classes can be done solo in most instances. There are some sparring oriented elements in the most advanced levels. We ask that you find a friend or a family member to train with you or at least help you in those exams for the greatest success. Alternatively, have a BOB or training bag is extremely helpful.

Do you offer a discount for additional family members?

Yes! Each additional family member receives a 50% discount on their tuition. It is simple to add new family members from your own account.

Can I cancel at anytime?

Yes, there are no contracts or annoying cancellation processes. If you just don’t like the course, you can cancel. But, if you fall to hard times and want to freeze your membership, we can do that for you too.

Does a portion of my monthly tuition go toward changing the world for the better?

Yes it does! We donate a good portion of our proceeds every month to people and projects that are making the world a better place. From planting organic gardens to feed the homeless, to a martial arts school teaching underprivileged kids, to good people who have fallen under hard times and illnesses, schools in Africa, people combating ailments with natural herbs, and more - we are working on helping others and spreading abundance.

Do I have to do the testing and ranking?

This is simply an option that is available to you. We have a lot of students who just like training and learning the material on their own, without the goal of earning rank through us. That is just fine. If you ever need anything, you can still get help through our Instructor Support.

Is your course aligned with a particular organization or association?

Yes, all rank awarded is recognized and accredited through the Global Martial Arts Association, Ultimate Training Martial Arts Association, the Association of Martial Artists World Wide, as well as various local and national training centers.

Will my certificate state that it was earned “online” or through “home study”?

No. Certificates issued are the same as those awarded to physical training students. This is because we have the same syllabus, testing requirements, and student standards in our online course. Since you are not physically attending classes, you will need to put in extra work and have a much higher level of self-discipline in order to advance.

Is there a cost for testing? What does the test fee include?

Yes. Rank exams are $60 each for yellow – red chevron. The fee covers the time and energy that your instructor takes out working with you and grading your exam. Your instructor will take out a good chunk of time to study your exam, grade it, make detailed notes, and work back and forth with you in communication. Your instructor will also film a personalized feedback video for you! He’ll demonstrate some of your errors, go over tips, corrections, guidance, and anything that will help you improve. The fee also covers us mailing you the certificate of rank and chevron patch.

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Well, I love the course, it’s great. I train on my own time and on my days off. It works perfectly with my work schedule and family time.

Richard Pucci
Nunchaku Student

The GMAU is awesome! I have attended many brick-and-mortar martial arts schools over my years. At first I was sceptical about learning martial arts online, but I decided to try it anyway. I was not disappointed! I started with the Taekwondo program. Then I signed up for Mauy Thai. And then I signed up for Nunchaku. And then I also tried Combat Strong. I couldn't (and still can't) get enough of the GMAU! The GMAU is just as good as a brick-and-mortar school! I might even say it is better! The amount of training, learning, and one-on-one communication with the instructors that is possible with the GMAU is astounding! I recommend learning through the GMAU. If there is any desire to join at all, just do it! You will not be disappointed.

Tristan Collier
Nunchaku Student

With this course, it is easier to learn because I can watch the video many many times and to have the possibility to repeat which part that was more difficult.

Today I work also with two weapons and it is even more beautiful because I train simultaneously using both arms and I also train my concentration. For a few months I managed to train almost every day for about 1 hour and thanks to that I defeated my sore it is really like zero!!

Maurizio Del Rosso
GMAU Nunchaku Student

Adam is a fantastic instructor and answers your questions really fast. He works through the program explaining and demonstrating each move and process, making it easy to follow along for people like myself with very little previous martial arts experience. Give it a try!

Robert Murphy
Nunchaku Student

I have been training in martial arts for several years, and this program has given me some great new material to learn! I have some experience with traditional nunchaku work, but not much with freestyle/modern techniques. This course is easy to follow with quality instruction that you can view as many times as needed. The best part, though, is the feedback from Sensei Michael. He responds quickly and with detail to questions you ask via e-mail, and the personalized test video response is a great learning opportunity as well. I am very pleased with this course, and I look forward to continuing my training with Black Belt at Home and the Global Martial Arts University in the future.

Will Fecowycz
GMAU Nunchaku Student



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