Global Martial Arts University Taekwondo

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Introducing our new university-level, authentic Korean Taekwondo course of study. Our online course will help you get in fighting shape, while learning the intricacies of this art. Expect the most comprehensive video course ever created for TKD, powered by the world's leading online martial arts university.


The Curriculum

This is WTF Taekwondo using the Kukkiwon curriculum. We do have realistic self defense scenarios and sparring counter drills added to the traditional poomse, kicks, blocks, and stances that you would expect.

Every technique is demonstrate from multiple angles, includes a detailed breakdown, and a full practice drill. Our course will get you sparring at a high level, executing stellar poomse (forms), and understanding the true fighting applications of taekwondo.


The Benefits

-Create powerful and dynamic kicks.
-Incredible speed, footwork, and reaction times.
-This course can be trained solo if necessary, without a partner.
-Conditioning, endurance, and physical stamina.
-Stronger and more flexible legs.
-Real Korean self defense applications to make you more confident.
-Excellent cross-training for other arts and sparring.
-Sparring drills and strategies.
-Earn a recognized black belt in this art.


The Features

-Access to the entire white to black belt course upon launch. (we will be adding 2nd and 3rd degree black belt curriculum later on)
-Access to a handful of follow-along classes upon launch (white and yellow belt level classes). New classes will be added every month.
-Official enrollment as Global Martial Arts University TKD student, which makes you eligible to earn accredited rank.
-Instructor support and feedback (via video reviews and messaging).
-Community training and support (discussion board, peer reviews, and other new community features are coming this year)
-All new material and features that we ever add, as long as you stay a GMAU TKD student.


The Instructors

Adam Gerrald loves training and sharing his passion of martial arts. He holds a 3rd dan certified Kukkiwon black belt in Taekwondo. He also holds a black belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a brown chevron in Ultimate Bo, and has experience in other arts such as Capoeira and Filipino Martial Arts. 

Ismail Rico has trained in Taekwondo for most of his life, and has instructed professionally for the last 8 years. He holds a 4th dan certified Kukkiwon black belt in TKD. 


About the Global Martial Arts University

Since 2008, the GMAU  has been evolving the concept of learning martial arts at home. The university teaches a range of styles through an innovative combination of easy to follow instructional lessons, follow along classes, instructor support, and student interaction. The GMAU now has more than 1,000 students in over 40 countries from around the world.


Founder's Memberships - ENROLL NOW!

By pre-enrolling now, you are reserving your spot in the upcoming GMAU TKD course. We are offering a limited number of "Founder's Memberships" to those who back the course now. The course is scheduled to launch in spring of 2019. We are currently on track for a late March launch. We will message with information for accessing the course the day it goes live. Here are the pre-enrollment options:

Month ($30) (only 50 available) - Pre-pay your first month. You will get to stay at the discounted rate of $30 for as long as you train with us. (regular rate is $39.95 a month)

Year ($200) (only 40 available) - Pre-pray your first year of training. This saves you $280 off the normal price. We will also mail you the TKD patch and the activewear TKD shirt.

Lifetime ($399) (only 20 available) - This gives you lifetime access to the course. Never pay for tuition. Saves you $1,000+ on your journey to black belt and beyond. You only need to pay for rank exam fees. We will mail you the patch and the activewear shirt.

VIP Lifetime ($599) (only 5 available - SOLD OUT!) - This gives you a lifetime membership, and prepays all testing fees. This is a huge discount, since you are paying for everything from white to black belt upfront (training and testing), and you will always have your lifetime access. We will mail you the patch and the activewear shirt.

Please choose one of the four membership levels as listed above. Make a donation to this gofundme campaign for that particular amount with your full name.



Global Martial Arts Association Taekwondo patch. This is our association's official taekwondo patch. This goes over your heart (the left side of the chest) on your dobok. We will mail this to you for supporting any membership level.


Activewear TKD shirt. A sweat-wicking, comfortable training shirt. Instead of the "Made in Korea" shirt that we showed in the video, we are actually going to be sending you this shirt. This has a premium fabric designed for intense daily TKD training, and features our association's insignia. Choose a year, lifetime, or VIP lifetime membership to get this mailed to you.

Sample Class

Check out a sample class from the upcoming course. Simply follow along with 3rd degree black belt instructor Adam Gerrald. This is White Belt Class #1. Watch it now.

Note: If a membership level is "Sold Out" please choose another one, so that we do not have to refund the donation. Thanks!
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Great news TKD students. We plan on going live with the course around March 25th (either that day or a few days after). I will be sending a message to you with details about how to login to your account. If you are not a current GMAU student, please send us a message on our GMAU website contact form ( https://globalmartialarts.university/default.aspx#contact) with your name and email address, so that we already have it on file, and this will make it easier for us to setup your account. Also, we already ordered the activewear TKD shirts and the official patches. We will be mailing them out in April. You can also see White Belt Class 3 now on youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7Mv7jRxF64&t=6s). Spread the word, this is the last week for students to pre-enroll at this large discount. You might also noticed that we increased our funding goal to $10,000. This was for two reasons. 1: We actually do need to raise some more funds to cover the final editing. 2: We don't want to discourage new students from pre-enrolling because it appears that we "already hit our funding goal." Looking forward to having you all in the new course very soon!
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We just added a full lesson for you to see from the upcoming course (Yellow Belt - Side Kick). The whole team is hard at work editing videos, filming, and getting the website ready for the new TKD course. We have already completed the editing of the white, yellow, and orange belts. We are on track to launch the course the last week of March. We will most likely launch the course with more than half of the entire course added, and will continue to add the remaining levels over the next few months. Thanks to everyone who has pre-enrolled, your training will begin soon!
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Introducing the newest GMAU HQ studio in North Texas, built by Instructor Adam Gerrald. He and Instructor Rico now have a studio to film classes in for all of you. He is also offering some small group sessions at his studio in Plano, Texas for those of you that might live nearby. This is another investment toward making the world's best online Taekwondo program. He has already filmed a full class in the studio. We are getting close to having all of the white to black belt footage filmed now, there is just plenty of video editing in front of us. Thanks for supporting the new course, we can't wait to launch this for you!
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We just posted GMAU Taekwondo White Belt Class 2 to youtube! Go ahead and press play on that class, you'll feel the burn in your legs as you learn the fundamentals of roundhouse kicking like an Olympian. The entire GMAU team has been hard at work on the TKD course. We have already filmed all curriculum up to brown belt level, and the first 6 white belt classes, as well as the example belt exam. We are also about to finish Instructor Adam's new GMAU TKD filming studio, which will give him and Instructor Rico the ability to film classes on demand, and create much more content for you all. There is still time to pre-enroll! Those lifetime memberships are selling out fast. Spread the word, and get your husband, wife, or kids on board - TKD is an awesome family art to learn together. Now would be the time to add a family member since you will get the pre-enrollment discount for life.
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