One World Martial Arts Academy is an Inclusive & Online program where

You can learn martial arts and go from White all the way to Black Belt by studying at home, with friends or family, by watching our videos and attending our Zoom classes.

You can train to be Better Today than you were Yesterday.

This EXCLUSIVE CLASS is for your organization to train together in a ten week session to earn your Yellow Belt!

If you are an individual, we recommend you enroll in our main course HERE. The course is monthly fee based and offers all the same opportunities as this one!

This course is designed for students of all ability! You don't need to worry about special needs or challenges you might face. - you've come to the right course!

How does this class work? Well, your organization should have already contacted you about the online Zoom classes we will be offering your group. We will train together in zoom classes and then you have access to video lessons of two types;

  • "Teaching Videos" where go through it all slowly and clearly again for students, and
  • "Practice Videos" where students that feel confident of the skills can train along with us at a faster pace.

Parents and students - included in this course is a bundled class called "Coaching Resources" this will help you set up your training space and help when practicing with the video classes.

You also have access to our community of students and teachers right here on our site - Q&A topics, live-streamed videos, and fun, friendly discussions about training. It's an incredibly effective tool and we think you'll love it.

The class lasts 10 weeks and at the end, all students will be invited to test for their Sr. Yellow belt. The cost of this course includes the uniform and the test.

You will need to purchase your Sr. Yellow Belt and Short stick separately. We do not require that you purchase from us, nor must you buy anything specific, however, we do have them available in our shop located in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

Hi, I’m Sayagyi Dan

I'm a former Special Education teacher and have been teaching Martial Arts since 1994. After 7 years of teaching and working closely with special needs children ages 11- 18, I developed this Martial Arts program utilizing some of the most forward thinking in Physical and Occupational Therapy.

I began studying the Burmese art of Bando in 1980 at the age of eight. I currently hold a 6th level black belt with the ITBA, the EWMAA, the 1WMAF and am a 4 time National Champion of the American Bando Association.

For many years, I have traveled the world teaching other instructors how to create programs like this. The non-profit One World Martial Arts Federation (a 501 (c) 3 org) was created to facilitate that mission.

I am intimately aware of the need for - and the power of - positive outlets and mentoring for the social, emotional and physical growth of individuals. This especially extends to those with special needs. I have two special needs siblings and have long believed that Martial Arts offer a fantastic platform for individuals like my sister and brother.

I founded this online Academy with the express goal of bringing the benefits of Martial Arts training to all. These programs utilize the Theories, Principles, and Philosophies of Thaing/Bando as the base of a true Academy style of Martial Arts instruction. This school also utilizes the most modern and contemporary educational concepts developed for working with students of varied abilities.