GMC Self-Defense

Gross Motor Combatives

We offer ADULT self defense classes geared specifically for modern self defense. Our self defense classes are based on scientifically studied, reality based real world encounters and the tactics, skill sets and mindset required to deal with threats.

We focus on situational awareness, verbal de-escalation, avoidance, escape, and physical conflict. We also teach how to prepare for the actions required in the aftermath of a conflict. In all classes we discuss and train in: empty hand techniques, non lethal weapons, and lethal weapons. We do not train in firearms.

This program can be purchased separately for one set price - pay once and have access to the program for LIFE! It is also included in all adult monthly programs!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Your Instructor


Daniel Carroll
Daniel Carroll

Daniel Carroll is a former Special Education teacher and has been teaching martial arts since 1994. After 7 years of teaching and working closely with special needs children ages 11- 18, he developed a Martial arts program utilizing some of the most forward thinking in Physical and Occupational Therapy.

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

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

Dan is a former Special Education teacher for High school and Middle school students. His passion for working with students of varied abilities stems from a rich, rewarding life spent with his family. Dan is intimately aware of the need for, and the power of positive outlets and mentoring for the social, emotional, and physical growth of individuals; especially those with special needs. Saya Dan has two special needs siblings and has long believed that Martial Arts offer a fantastic platform for individuals like his sister and brother.

Saya Carroll has opened 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. His school also utilizes the most modern and contemporary educational concepts developed for working with students of varied abilities.


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