You Can Learn Karate Online
Welcome to Learn Karate online!
If you are here to browse, then please do so. Look around, have fun, and have a great work out!
If you are here to learn Karate Online, or to earn higher Dan ranking, then let’s talk. My instruction in Karate is outlined right below, and if you are here for advanced Black Belt ranking, it’s further down the page.
There are many reasons for wanting learn Karate online. There are many people who have gotten almost to black belt, then had to change jobs, go away to school, got married, and so on. The courses offered on this site are perfect for them.
Here are the major reasons people would want to learn karate online.
- it is inexpensive
- you don’t have to travel to class
- you can work out whenever you want to
- no contracts
- you aren’t able to live in one place long enough to get ranking
- no karate school near you
- and so on.
These are all good reasons, but I want to set the record straight before we get started.
I began Karate in 1967.
I have had a dozen schools in different parts of California.
I was a writer for the martial arts magazines, including Black Belt, Inside Kung Fu, Inside Karate, and many more. I had my own column in Inside Karate.
I have learned many martial arts over the decades.
I have been offering martial arts courses through the mail for decades, and in the last ten years I have been teaching martial arts online extensively.
The point here is that I am not a ‘Paper Tiger,’ I’m the real thing, lived through the Golden Age of the Martial Arts, and the course you choose to study is not some gimmicky internet thing. You are going to have to work hard…and make Karate work. That said, here are the instructions.
1) Get two courses: The Master Instructor Course and Matrix Karate.
2) Video yourself doing the materials (forms and techniques) from Matrix Karate and send me a copy of the video. And, yes, you can upload to youtube private channel, and use any other method you wish.
3) I will offer corrections based on the material in the two courses. For instance, I will write you back a list of corrections that will look like this:
1:43 of video, block with the right arm instead of the left arm. See page 56 of Matrix Karate.
4) Go through the corrections and do them, then send me another video. If you have done the corrections, and there are no new mistakes, then you pass.
No bushwah, no hidden standards. Everything you need to know is in The Master Instructor Course and Matrix Karate.
And, the first two videos are free.
Yes, I have had a couple of people take longer, and it is then $20 per video. But nobody has taken longer than four videos.
There is something you need to understand, Matrix Karate is a very logical and straightforward style of Karate. It is not mysterious, it is not based on some invisible chi power, it is…can you make the techniques work?
If you can’t make the techniques work, if your form has gross errors, then I will simply refer you to the the place in the two courses that will give you the correct data.
Okay, pretty simple so far, right?
Let’s talk about other styles of Karate.
If you wish to study a different style than Matrix Karate, then simply get the course on the style you wish to study, and the Master Instructor Course, and send me videos on that.
And, if you wish advanced belt ranking in Karate, I recognize extra dan ranking for each style of Karate you learn.
Let’s say you earn black belts in Matrix Karate, Pan Gai Noon, and Kwon Bup. That would make you a Third Degree Black Belt.
There is a huge advantage to advancing people this way.
Most systems keep teaching in the same vein, just more of the old katas with no new data, no new viewpoint.
By teaching a new style of Karate you can get a larger viewpoint of what Karate really is, while still plumbing the depths of personality that advanced studies accomplish.
And, if you wish to study arts other than Karate, I am totally open to that. Email me (email@example.com) and I will give you the URL for sites of mine that deal with arts other than Karate.
I do not, however, teach styles which I don’t offer, and have not been trained in myself.
Okay, time to make a decision.
If what I have said here interests you, if you are on the road too much to study at one school, maybe began your studies and wish to continue them, then remember…I have over 45 years experience, I specialize in teaching online, and I have one of the best histories in the martial arts you will ever come across.
Go here to order Matrix Karate
Bookmark, because, until I write a separate page for this site, you will have to go offsite to get The Master Instructor Course.
I am always available for any questions or concerns.