Invigorate Your Body with Shotokan Training
You will learn about the style, how to use the course, about Japanese terms, and how to succeed.
Stances, Punches, Strikes, Blocks, and Kicks are all instructed (with correct Japanese terminology), and drills.
You will learn Ippon, Sanbon, Gohon, Kaeshi, Jiyu Ippon, and Jiyu Kumite. Which are all different fighting forms.
All kata(s) from white to black are instructed, just as Funakoshi taught them (the founder of shotokan).
Each belt level includes a 30 minute class. This is just like attending a real class at Sensei Jon's dojo.
After a detailed instruction of each technique, there is an included practice drill to get more repetition.
Jon Hodge currently holds the rank of 6th dan black belt in shotokan karate-do. He has taught martial arts for nearly 20 years. Over the years Jon has studied many different forms of martial arts and is also a Master Chi Kung and Tai Chi instructor. He is the Master Instructor (Shihan) of the Global Martial Arts University Shotokan Karate course. When not training or teaching, you can find Jon traversing state or national parks on his motorcycle or RV.
“Learn to live in the moment, not in the past or the future..."
PASTOR SHAUN WHITT FOUND A WAY TO GET BACK TO TRAINING
“Sensei Jon and Sensei Michael have put together an efficient and fun Shotokan Karate curriculum that is sure to help Martial Arts students increase in skill and knowledge. The online format is comparable to many online colleges and universities. It is easy to navigate and very detailed. Sensei Jon does an excellent job speaking to the beginner and the Black Belt. He breaks it down in an easy, enjoyable practice. Don’t get me wrong, the curriculum is not easy and it does take hard work, time, and energy. But…that is because it’s the real deal. Students can earn accredited rank and an increased skill base regardless of their prior knowledge."
Paston Shaun Whitt (Grayson, Kentucky, USA)
A FATHER CAN NOW TRAIN WITH HIS KIDS (ON HIS OWN TIME)
“The course is well-structured and follows more or less the Karate curriculum used here in Switzerland. Lesson videos are clear and of good quality. Sensei Jon puts a lot of emphasis on clearing the mind, breathing, correct stances and hip rotation. Some techniques differ from the traditional Japanese form my kids learn. In these cases Sensei Jon lets me choose which variant I want to demonstrate in the grading video.”
Jonas Bieri (Bennwil, Basel-Landschaft, Switzerland)
NEW FATHER AND MUSIC TEACHER IS ENJOYING THE TRAINING
“Global Martial Arts University's Shotokan Karate course has been nothing but a positive experience in all aspects of the program since I began. First, the program is incredibly accessible. I am in my 30's, have a child and work full time. I have always wanted to study Karate but have never had enough time to do so. GMAU's program makes learning accessible to when you can fit it in your schedule. For me, the most convenient time is in the evenings after I put the kid to bed. Also, it takes as much time as you want it to take. Classes range from 30-40 minutes and provide a full body workout while practicing technique. If I do not feel I have the energy for a full class I can either participate in the lessons, which are shorter, or I can practice at my own pace and record the time in my journal.”
Wes Robertson (Roanake, Virginia, USA)
A home study martial arts course is not always the best option, consider these factors:
We back up the Traditional Shotokan Karate Home Study Course with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don't see the results you were expecting, or are just not happy, we will give you a full refund. We have been creating home study courses since 2008, and have received less than ten returns to this point. We know you'll love the training!
Not only will you get the videos, but some extra bonuses with your course.
The Training Syllabus
This is the official Global Martial Arts University Shotokan Karate syllabus. It includes the exact curriculum for each belt level throughout the course. It is an excellent training reference that you can read on your device or print out. It comes in a convenient .pdf format.
Streaming + Downloadable
The course includes a convenient streaming and downloadable edition. You will get instant access to all videos which you can stream on any device, or download them for offline viewing.
Start with just the first few belt levels, or get the entire course.
Digital Edition: $99
(Green - Brown Belt)
Digital Edition: $99
(2nd Kyu Brown - Black)
Digital Edition: $99
The Complete Course - Best Value
(White - Black Belt)
Digital Edition: $299
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
After purchasing one of the training courses, visit the Choose Your Student Membership page to get enrolled.
Immediately after purchasing, you can watch all videos in a browser on any device. Or, you can download the videos for offline viewing.
In this article, we explain the difference between buying a course on Black Belt at Home, and enrolling into the Global Martial Arts University.
Although it is not a complete necessity, it can be helpful to have a training partner. The techniques can be practiced solo (preferably with a mirror or punching bag). Kata and kihon (basic techniques) can be practiced solo without any equipment.
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