FAQs

FAQs

What is online learning like with University of Martial Arts?

Through our online university's revolutionary interactive online learning system, students will have access to the world's top masters, educators, practitioners and instructors without having to travel across the world to take private lessons and seek out lost or hidden information.

You can learn at your own pace, from the comfort of your home, gym or from anywhere in the world.

Limited on time? Class starts and ends when you want, and can be tailored to any schedule.

University of Martial Arts Online is the world’s first interactive educational platform designed specifically to optimize the learning process. Every class was created by the instructor and includes extensive video content in an organized curriculum, pro tips, and your opportunity to receive feedback and connect with the instructor of the course.

For testing, certification and ranking, University of Martial Arts requires students to submit their videos to the course instructors for critique, interactive assignments, and quizzes and/or go to a participating academy for testing. Please read about each certification course for details.

We believe that martial arts should be for anyone, and can benefit and enhance everyone. University of Martial Arts gives you the access to learn and succeed.


What arts can I hope to see on University of Martial Arts?

As long as it is relevant to martial arts, and taught by the most credible elite instructors - over the next several months you can expect to see everything!

The Academy opened its doors with an extensive curriculum in Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Silat, Savate, Judo, Wrestling, MMA, Shooto and the art of Kettlebell Conditioning and Martial Flexibility. But that is only the beginning! Expect to see your favorite arts with the most relevant topics and areas.

Remember, there are also specialty areas in every art that will continue to be covered and explored.

In the future you can see arts from all over the world. We have filming and curriculums scheduled with elbow striking masters from South East Asia, sword legends from Japan, Chinese pressure point masters, MMA Champions and some of the top Olympic athletes of our time (just to name a few).


Who are the University of Martial Arts instructors and chosen faculty?

We always consider the years of education, experimentation, and the complex network of support that allows each of our arts and each one of our instructors and students to flourish. This university brings this into your home, and does so in a way that is sustainable for your training, and your growth.

Every course is a delicate thread of stories, woven together and created to empower and equip the student.

Every single instructor is one the highest skilled, most credible and knowledgeable individuals in their specific field.

They all have a direct lineage to the arts and areas in which they teach providing you, the student, with a direct lineage in every art and area you choose to invest your time in.



Should I start martial arts? Is University of Martial Arts for me?

As martial artists, beneath everything we do there is always a hope for change, evolution and improvement. There is also a need for refinement and for access to the very best sources. University of Martial Arts brings the very best masters, educators, fighters, champions, and legends in their respected fields to your doorstep. Our mission is to support our community with the best information, and to create a deep unification across the world through martial arts.

Martial arts has the ability to bridge divides and heal wounds. It teaches you the importance of giving back, thinking about the next generation and looking past yourself. The focus of the university is to support, evolve and protect not only the creators and masters of today, but also those of tomorrow - our students.



Is this for all levels? Complete beginners? Expert martial artists? What can I expect from my training with University of Martial Arts?

University of Martial Arts is for everyone and anyone looking to learn, grow in their skill, knowledge and goals.

Read below and see how University of Martial Arts can enhance complete beginners as well as seasoned martial artists, coaches and teachers.

Complete Beginners

 • Instructor ranking courses

 • Step-by-step basic fundamental techniques

 • Instruction under Masters, World Champions and Renowned Coaches

 • Authentic, real-life self-defense techniques

 • Courses covering a wide spectrum of martial arts as well as specialty ares in each art

 • 24/7 access to instructors and video courses

•Interactive online training platform

•Quizzes, course review, instructor evaluation through video upload

• Direct lineage to every art

• Direct contact to your certification course instructor

Instructors / Masters/ Coaches

 • Curriculum for all types of students with every goal at every stage of their development

 • Detailed, step-by-step learning models complete with instructional videos, technique breakdowns, reviews, evaluation quizzes and testing, curriculum discussion and drilling progressions

 • Growing topic, art, instructor and ranking/ certification database

 • Expanding your ranking/certifications and martial arts credibility and knowledge

 • 24/7 access to thousands of videos

• Interactive online training platform

• Quizzes, course review, instructor evaluation

• Direct lineage to every art

• Direct contact to your certification course instructor


What if I am completely new to martial arts?

This is a great way for a beginner to start their martial arts journey.

Remember, if you wanted to train and learn from every one of these individuals it would take you years, traveling across the world, countless academy memberships and private lessons to acquire the knowledge in each of these courses.

If you are not enrolled in a martial arts academy, University of Martial Arts will take you through everything; from building a core offensive and defensive system, mastering every range of martial arts (from standing and striking, to wielding a weapons, and to ground fighting).

You will have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a specific area, be tested on your knowledge and successfully graduate to the next art or challenge.

If you are currently enrolled in a martial arts school or academy, University of Martial Arts will help you systemize, enhance and perfect your current training on a deeper level.


Is my rank recognized?

For all University of Martial Arts certification courses - Yes!

This is a perfect opportunity to become affiliated with some of the greatest masters and fighters.

As long as you go through the curriculum and submit the proper testing materials; for some courses testing will be done in a variety of participating Academies, and for some courses like the Maxwell Kettlebell Certification, it will be done on the platform by video submission.

Every rank and test is examined by the certifying instructor and a staff of supporting instructors.

Every certificate is signed by the instructor teaching the course, and co-signed by the University of Martial Arts head instructor.


Is there a limit to how many classes I can access with University of Martial Arts?

NO! With the University Classes and Certifications, you will have access to all of the classes, curriculums, seminars, workshops and specialty uploads at any time. You will always maintain access to all individually purchased classes and certifications.  



When and for how long will I have access to the lectures, modules, courses and videos of my course?

Once you purchase a course or certification program you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, lectures, assignments (if applicable) instantly and without interruption. You will have full access to your course and have access anytime, from anywhere in the world. 

How often is new content uploaded?

New courses, workshops, specialty areas and certification programs are uploaded on a continual basis. Students can look forward to learning from the worlds elite strikers, grapplers, weapons specialists and explore specialty areas like sweeps, elbows, kicks, throws, trips, various weapons areas, and so much more.

What is University of Martial Arts Certification course testing like?

Testing will be applied at the end of your course completion; and is only relevant for ranking and certification courses.

Quizzes are given throughout each course for every module and lesson to help you learn and internalize the information.

*Please read in detail each certification/ ranking course for specifics about testing options and requirements.

Certification and Testing Details

Participants will be expected to demonstrate perfect from and understanding of each art / topic. This will be tested at the completion of your certification by video submission or testing at site. Participants will also be tested in their abilities to understand the material with quizzes and testing after each course topic. Additional information may need to be submitted after the course completion (depending on course).

Requirements to Pass the Certification

Your payment alone does not guarantee your certification. Every certifying instructor signs each certificate himself and takes this responsibility very seriously.

You will be required to follow the video grading system, curriculum, and testing specific to the art to receive your certificate.

 • Demonstration of perfect form of the techniques covered in the course - your videos which you upload to the University of Martial Arts platform will be evaluated by each course instructor when required.

 • Onsite testing when required.

Most importantly, your University of Martial Arts certifications and belt rankings will give you confidence in your ability to present, command, and execute the material taught to you.


Do I get a signed certificate?

An official certificate of completion will be awarded after completion of every course.

•An official certificate of rank will be awarded upon your testing completion.

•A signed certificate will be available for download after passing the required test.


University of Martial Arts Training Quality

We understand that both quality and value often come with a price, therefore our mission has always been to present the most valuable and valid information to anyone willing to take the time and learn. University of Martial Arts brings the highest caliber of training and education to anyone with a desire to learn and self improve.

Our goal is to help share accurate and authentic information in the way our ancestors shared and taught their arts. We aim to preserve the history of each art and present information the way they were meant to be taught and passed on by its founders and masters. University of Martial Arts gives access to anyone with a desire and passion to learn, not just to those who can afford to travel and pay for private training.