Martial Arts Home Study Information
BlackBeltDL is the only site on the Internet focused on martial arts home study courses. We do not sell or promote any particular product, but rather offer impartial information for the prospective student.
As of today, there are 48 programs listed.
Can you really earn a black belt at home? A qualified yes.
"Home study courses are bullshido!" It's worth understanding the critics' point of view.
A checklist for evaluating program and red flags to avoid.
Information, links, and reviews for every black belt distance learning program available.
Questions to ask and information to gather before signing up.
Frequently (and Infrequently) Asked Questions
Forums and other sites you may enjoy.
The author's story of black belt distance learning
Criticism, feedback, corrections, student stories, and friendly chatter is welcome.
Opinions, News, and Commentary
Aug 7, 2012 by Admin
Great post on MartialTalk about checking the quality of a martial arts distance learnign...
This month’s Black Belt magazine had an interesting article on real-life fights.
The author searched YouTube for fight videos and made some interesting observations:
86% were male vs male and...
Aug 3, 2012 by Admin
Two new programs added today:
Crane Karate’s Shorin-Ryu program
Can’t say I was very excited about either.
Besides the two added today, I have a bunch more to sort through,...
Aug 1, 2012 by Admin
I’ve added three new programs today. In descending order of quality:
Arizona Wing Chun Online, which looks very nice.
Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0, which only tests to purple belt and is...
Jul 30, 2012 by Admin
Finally got around to setting up a Twitter account for BlackBeltDL.
Jul 24, 2012 by Admin
Added two new programs today:
Gracie University, who has students in North Korea and Vatican City. Okay, that’s a joke from the summary. Seriously, we all know the Gracies and this is...
Jul 21, 2012 by Admin
I noticed that there was no way to comment on individual programs. That was not my intent. The theme I’m using had comments on pages turned off by default. This has been fixed!
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