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410 Meadow Creek Drive, Westminster, MD 21158
(410) 751-5425

Westminster Martial Arts

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About Our School

The 5 Unexpected, Life-Altering
Effects of Martial Arts.

Welcome to the family!

Our Westminster Martial Arts school might just seem like a place to get fit and learn self-defense... but to us it’s so much more. When you train with us you’ll experience a place where you fit in, no matter what your background or fitness level is. You’ll also learn powerful adult martial arts, discover ways to keep your children safe, and learn secret tips to staying in amazing shape known previously only to elite martial artists.

You’ll get into the best shape of your life, learn super-cool self-defense moves, and experience changes that absolutely completely change the lives of our new students. Sure you’ll get stronger, and maybe never have to ask for help opening a pickle jar again, but the subtle change of our students' minds are what amaze us the most.

We’ll help you get next level fit, but below are a few of the more subtle changes our students experience in our classes as well.

#1 Remarkable Self-Confidence

Something amazing happens when you start to move your body and bring physical fitness into your life...it creates an anchor. An anchor for more happiness, a sense of accomplishment, and a BIG BOOST in confidence!

You’ll have a group of passionate instructors and classmates ready to support you as you strive to push past your limits and reach your martial arts and fitness goals.

As you progress through class, you will realize how amazing and capable you already are. Realizing that makes you feel more confident and sure of yourself and your ability to handle other life challenges that come your way.

Both kids and adults experience this and it’s one of the most rewarding things to see as a teacher. Kids – especially shy and quiet ones - blossom into dynamic leaders in the classroom while adults tackle everyday tasks with more energy and a "can do" attitude.

#2 Full On Focus

Focus your mind grasshopper. As you concentrate on listening to your instructor, then perform what they taught you, you’ll improve your ability to focus and absolutely smash your martial arts and fitness goals.

The cool thing is that this laser like focus naturally pours into all other areas of your life too.

Studies have shown that just 30 minutes of physical fitness improves focus, heightens problem solving ability, and even boosts memory in both kids and adults.

#3 Your Kind of Fitness 

No matter what your starting level is, every one of our students improves their fitness level from where they were before they walked into their first class. From total beginner to elite athletes. We strive to make sure every class is filled with challenging and fun exercise that works your body from head to toe.

You’ll be so focused on performing the same techniques that some of the world’s top performing martial artists do, and having so much fun, that before you know it, class has ended, and you not only learned powerful martial arts...

... but you just got a great workout, too. Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and happiness as well.

#4 Family, Friends & Values

Oh boy, your family is about to grow... big time! We're a tight-knit group here and our students are all about support and friendship. When you sometimes struggle through tough training, and smile at all your wins and accomplishments, your martial arts family will be right beside you every step of the way.

Friendship, motivation, and fist bumps are a part of every class. As you train together, you and your classmates will form an amazing bond that will make your heart sing.

#5 More Fun Than You Can Imagine

Working out and having fun? You bet! Our classes are a blast! Martial arts is a way of life for us and we want you to have a successful life too. We work hard, but we play hard too.

Did you know that the average adult laughs only about 20 times per day? Our classes strive to make you a high achiever (and smile more) in every way - including your mental well-being.

Laughing and smiling are part of every class here, as are cheers and TONS of support.

Make the next chapter of your life amazing! We want you to succeed with us, so we’re offering a limited time 100% money back guarantee on all web specials.

Yup, that’s how much we believe in you. Scroll up to the top of this page and click on the program that's right for you. Snag the super-sweet web special and try us out. If we’re not for you, no worries. You get 100% of your money back. No ifs ands or buts.

More comfortable signing up over the phone? Let’s chat: (410) 751-5425

Looking forward to meeting you in person!

Joe Borucki

Joe Borucki, Founder
Global Martial Arts Academy
(410) 751-5425

Both men and women in our community come to these adult martial arts classes for lots of reasons. Some have encountered dangerous situations where they felt hopeless. They wanted to gain the skills and techniques required for safety and protection. Most of all, they wanted to no longer feel helpless. Others want fitness.

Martial arts is a great workout - training you to use your body in new ways, boosting lean muscle development, accelerating fat loss, improved stamina, all while improving balance and coordination. With a focus on discipline, self-respect, and profound inner-growth you'll have all of the building blocks for an amazing self-defense practice and a happy, fit life.

Westminster Fitness Kickboxing is such a powerful way to lose weight, get fit, and get in shape! These classes develop strength and stamina in your arms, your core, and your legs. That's because every kickboxing move works your entire body. Even a punch requires the twisting of the hips, which builds core strength, and the stability of the legs, increasing strength overall.

Amazing bodyweight exercises, passionate staff to push you and motivate you to do your best all wrapped into one action-packed experience - this program is definitely a must have for achieving head turning results!

We have a blend of unique elements in all our Kids Martial Arts classes; techniques, discipline, respect and fun. The outcome: disciplined kids who are well-behaved with a great sense of respect everywhere they go. Parents of the students love our classes too for they have seen their kids perform better in school.

All our classes are filled with fun activities and games. Kids are taught new martial art techniques as well as being helped to improve and master old ones.

Let your kid feel like a total rock star with our awesome kids birthday package. It's a fun, educational, structured birthday party involving martial arts... crazy-cool fun & games... and more. Plus your kid will be the one-and-only star of the show! Guaranteed to be a safe, fun, awesome experience for your child & all of his / her friends.

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Who We Are

Global Martial Arts is a family owned and operated business. Our kids martial arts program has a strong emphasis on character development, such as confidence, self-discipline, respect, self-control, persistence, courage, and many others. Through our training students also drastically improve physical aspects such as balance, coordination, strength, and agility.

All Instructors are certified adult Black Belts in HapKiDo, with most of them having earned 2nd, 3rd and 4th Degree black belts! This translates into 6yrs, 9yrs, and 14yrs minimum experience respectively. Each Instructor has trained from white belt through Black Belt here at our school under the supervision of Master Joe Borucki, 6th Dan. All instructors are at least 18 years old and receive weekly Instructor training to hone their skills and teaching abilities.

Our school is backed by the United States Korean Marital Arts Federation (USKMAF) - an internationally recognized organization whose goal is to set higher standards for Korean Martial Arts in the U.S., especially Hapkido.

We have a state of the art modern facility. The training area is a fully matted floor which optimizes student safety. The spacious lobby has ample seating for family members and guests. There is also plenty of room for viewing class. We also provide FREE WiFi for our guests. Large changing areas are available for our students' convenience as well.

Master Joe Borucki – A 7th Dan Black Belt With Over 30 Years Of Experience

Master Joe Borucki is the Chief Instructor and Founder of Global Martial Arts Academy. He has owned and operated Global Martial Arts since 1991. In that time he has taught thousands of students of all ages. Master Borucki regularly instructs at International Seminars with over 300 participants consisting primarily of Black Belts. He has also trained FBI agents, Secret Service agents, as well as State and County police officers.

Master Borucki started his formal training in Hapkido in February 1985, and has trained full time ever since. He has also trained in Tae Kwon Do, Yudo (Judo), Aikido, Brazilian Ju Jitsu and various other martial arts styles. He currently holds the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido, under the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation and Grandmaster J. R. West, Ninth Degree Black Belt.

Master West received his training while serving with the elite Korean Tiger Division (Special Forces) during his fifty-plus month tour in Vietnam. He earned his Black Belt in 1967 and has been teaching martial arts ever since.

Master Borucki has had the unique opportunity to train with other renowned martial arts Masters. First and foremost is Dr. He-Young Kimm, the first Hapkido Master ever to grace the cover of Black Belt Magazine. Dr. Kimm who started his training in 1953 in various Korean martial arts and has published many renowned books on the subject.

Master Borucki also had the unique opportunity to train with Grandmaster Bong Su Han. Besides his fifty-five years of martial arts practice, Grandmaster Han has played major martial arts roles in movies such as "Billy Jack" and "The Presidio". These movies were part of the reason Master Borucki started training in martial arts, so to train with the martial artist in these movies was a huge thrill for him.

In addition, Master Borucki has had the rare opportunity to train in Korea under the direction of various Masters and Grandmasters including Kim, Jung-Soo on various occasions. Grandmaster Kim is the longest tenured, and one of the original four students, of Choi, Yong-Sool, founder of what is now known as Hapkido.

Master Borucki also heads up the East coast region of the United States Korean Martial Arts Federation.

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