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The Five Pitfalls of Learning Martial Arts Online

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There is a lot of controversy surrounding the idea of learning a physical art, sport, or self defense system through an online medium. And, as always, the martial arts world is leading the charge in the collection of individuals either on one far end of “learning martial arts online is a total joke” to “learning

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5 Qualities of Our Best Home Study Students

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5 Qualities of Best Students

I have now been working with distance training students for seven years. Throughout this time, I have made comparisons between my home study students and my physical-dojo students. They are much more similar than you might think. I have also contrasted home study students. These are purely my observations, and are not judgmental/highly views as

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10 Tips on Getting the Most Out of Your Krav Maga Training

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In this article, my goal is to help you enrich your Krav training with some new ideas, concepts, and easy to implement tips. As a Krav home study student, you are blazing a trail that can be hard to walk. Since you are not actually training with a physical instructor and class in a facility,

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Which Martial Art Style Should I Learn?

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Which Martial Arts Style Should I Learn

You have probably been interested in the martial arts most of your life. Maybe Bruce Lee excited you as a child, or even Chuck Norris on TV. It could have been that you have seen real life violence, and that self defense is a real and vital skill for any citizen. Possibly you were in

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All Rank Earned is Recognized by the Association of Martial Artists World Wide!

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I have a very exciting announcement, all of our Black Belt at Home Distance Training martial arts courses are now officially recognized, accredited, and certified through the Association of Martial Artists World Wide. What this means is that, the rank you earn in any of our programs (Complete Shotokan Karate, Total Krav Maga, Ultimate Bo,

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5 Helpful (& VITAL) Resources for a Home Study Student

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So you want to become a home study student…or, maybe you are already training at home? Well, it is not as easy as it seems. I am going to share with you 5 resources that you MUST USE if you are a home study student. After working with my own distance training students for        over

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How Earning a Black Belt is the Ultimate Achievement in Life (regardless of your age)

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The black belt is a highly coveted prize. For some, it means the glory of competing at a high level, for some it means that they have memorized all of their patterns/requirements, for some it means that they get to be an instructor and boss people around, and for the majority of martial artists –

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14 Weird Facts about my New 41 DVD Collection

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I have done it – I have decided to give away the farm. Okay, not really a farm – but everything I have ever created. You can now buy all 41 of my intense, simple, thrashing, fun, easy-to-learn-from instructional DVDs. Everything from Bo Staff, to Nunchakus, to Krav Maga is in there – and this

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How to Be a Successful Home Study Student

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Congratulations on enrolling into a Distance Training program!! Being a home study student is DIFFERENT than being a physically present student. You must have more self-direction, discipline, organization, and internal motivation. Here are some tips and necessities to being successful: 1. Be Committed to Excellence Let me be clear that my standards for Distance Training

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About Us


We are the instructors of the Black Belt at Home Distance Training University. Our backgrounds in various martial arts and teaching experiences have prepared us for our most important student – you. Through simple to follow video instruction, insightful articles, and a streamlined training program – we will help you to reach your black belt! Sensei Michael has been studying traditional arts since age seven and is well-known for his weapons training instruction, most notably the bo. Sensei Jon is a 6th Dan instructor of Shotokan Karate, and Master level in Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Michael South is a black belt Krav Maga instructor and has been a student of the martial arts for over ten years. We look forward to training with you soon!