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.

Sign Up As a Full Student Whenever You’re Ready!

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.

I came across Global Martial Arts University while I was searching online after discovering that there were no local dojo’s that would fit my schedule and I 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! The guidance and one-on-one instructor support from Sensei John and Sensei Michael is something that is rare to find at ANY dojo. I have not only learned so much physically, but I have also been able to make significant improvements in battling my panic disorder. 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

I absolutely love being at GMAU! The Senseis are down to earth and the courses are easy to follow along with. It is a well-designed program and you even get personal feedback via video from your instructors. It is inexpensive and you can do it at your own pace in your own home. I would highly recommend GMAU to anyone! It is a lot of fun and a wise investment!

Marcus Regan Shotokan student

If 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... In these times, online courses are a legitimate way to learn new skills & that includes Shotokan Karate. GMAU looks after its students properly & helps in 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.

Javier Velazquez Shotokan student

I discovered the GMAU Shotokan Karate program in 2016 when my days were fully packed. Initially, I was sceptical about the idea of an online program like this. Sensei John and Sensei Michael created this course where even the busiest person can learn karate. The videos are top-notch, the techniques at each belt level are clearly demonstrated with patience and a true desire to pass on their knowledge. The instructor feedback is provided by former students since they know the challenges, limitations, and coping strategies for learning a martial art outside of a traditional dojo. I can't recommend the GMAU enough. There is nothing to lose with them, except all of your excuses.

Jeremy Stone Shotokan student

As a husband and father, finding the time to train at a dojo had been very difficult. When I found GMAU, I was beyond excited to be able to train at my convenience, in my own home. What I didn't expect were the AMAZING Senseis and training programs that came along with GMAU. Aside from actual dojo level training, being able to speak with your Senseis 1-on-1, and have individual questions answered is something that many physical dojos may not have the time to address ... I can’t recommend this great organization enough!

Laurens van der Sande Shotokan student

Watch How the Course Works

Learn, train, and earn real rank with the global leader in online martial arts training.

  • Learn a Life-Changing Martial Art.
  • Master the basics of how to defend yourself.
  • Engage in some incredible total-body workouts.
  • Shred fat and build lean muscle.
  • All of it at NO COST TO YOU.

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Get access now to this FREE Shotokan course so 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'll love learning the basics of Shotokan from us and using our proven, online teaching method so much that you'll sign up as a dedicated student.