Ultimate Martial Arts Training

A Blog for those that what to Become Ultimate.

Ultimate Martial Arts Training is a blog devoted to YOU - the martial artist. Real training advice, real results, real tutorials, no junk and fillers. Like what we offer? Check out our training DVDs and other programs. Remember: Train On, Never Quit, Become Ultimate.

How do I Transfer My Previous Rank and Experience into Complete Shotokan Karate?

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The most asked question I receive is, “Will you recognize my previous rank and experience in Complete Shotokan?” I can’t imagine telling someone that the knowledge they have worked so hard to learn is not usable. To me your previous experience is a plus and is a dynamic asset that will assist us in your

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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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Training While Traveling: A Guide for Martial Artists on the Road

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Travel a lot for work? Going on a vacation soon? You’ve probably found it tough to continue proper martial arts training, exercise, and healthy nutrition while on the road. This is because you are out of your regular schedule….you probably say “I’ll be fine not working out this week”, or “ah, I’ll do my katas

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Advice on Home Study Training with Complete Shotokan Karate

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Introduction Home Study Training in Complete Shotokan Karate can and should be a fun and exhilarating journey of self improvement. The super benefit of Home Study is being able to progress at your own speed of learning and time allotment. Not everyone has a Dojo close to them and in fact we successfully Home Study

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Bo Staff

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So you want to master bo staff? Or, even just learn a few cool moves and basics – this is the Complete Beginner’s Guide to Bo Staff. You’ve found the right place to start. 1) Choosing the Right Bo Why are you training with the Bo? = what type of bo you need to use. Freestyle

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How to Choose the Right Martial Arts Home Study Course for You

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You are interested in training at home, yet you still want to earn official rank? Enter the world of home study or distance learning programs. As you already know, almost all college students now take many of their courses online. Universities such as Stanford, Harvard, and every other level of academic excellence now teach in

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5 Reasons to BEGIN our Krav Maga Home Study Course NOW

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It’s finally here, after a several years of curriculum preparation, teaching thousands of Krav Maga classes (in my own facility, and of friends’ schools), and development – the TOTAL Krav Maga Home Study Course. Yes, you can earn REAL RANK and CERTIFICATION in krav maga at home. No, this is not a joke, belt factory,

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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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About Me

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Michael Hodge is the founder of Ultimate Training, and has an impressive background within the martial arts industry, coupled with a unique double-sided industry perspective of martial arts. Michael has been studying the martial arts since age seven and has earned a 3rd degree black belt in sung moo kwan do, American style nunchakus and American bo. He has taught at his own academy for over five years, and now currently works with his home study students from around the globe. His goal is to help others reach their full potential.