Best Free Martial Arts Courses

Find the best online Free Martial Arts Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Martial Arts for Beginners

You will learn basic kicks and punches in this introductory Martial Arts course.

Created by Martynas Karys - Martial Arts instructor, Entrepreneur

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Students: 26450, Price: Free

This course will teach you main things that you need to know when starting to learn Martial Arts. I provided an abundance of entertaining and informative videos that will go in detail on each topic that you will need to know. Virtually every lecture is accompanied by an instructional video. I will provide supplemental materials such as Power Point presentation with most of the videos for an easy review when you need it.

Completion of the course does not mean that you mastered it, I would strongly suggest going through the course multiple times and practicing every technique hundreds of times. As Bruce Lee said, "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."

The structure of the course is fairly simple. I will start by explaining the points of a good stance. I will then show you some basic footwork that you should be practicing. Once you have a stance and the footwork down, we will then move on to basic punches. Once you have that down I will then introduce you to basic kicks. Lastly, I will show you two, in my opinion, most useful self defense techniques that you will be able to use in a street today! I will show you the major different ways of doing each technique so that your practice do not get dull. I will also show you common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. So grab a pair of comfortable pants and let's get started!

Self Defense Training Military Grade Jiu Jitsu – Best Course

Every Self Defense Technique You NEED to Know in One Course!

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 18731, Price: Free

Are you prepared? For The Top 10 Unarmed and Weapon Attacks You Will Encounter On The street...

Discover techniques that work where there are no rules and your attackers never play fair – on the real streets…

Too many variables occur on the street that don’t exist in the ring. Eg. Weapons, ambushes, your surroundings, the time of day etc. Learn how to act quickly and effectively in every situation.

This Military grade jiu jitsu system is created to work in real life situations, unlike MMA, UFC, Mixed Martial Arts, which is entertaining to watch but will get you killed in a street fight.

“While the general public was taught basic self defense and sport style Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, certainelite police and military personel were taught a “military grade” version of the system. Little known outside of the few academies that specialized in it, “Military Grade” BJJ is truly the most complete and effective system of self defense known to man.

This lethal street version of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is hybridized with Combat Sambo (the once closely guarded Russian military hand to hand system of the old Soviet union) This system is used by Robert LeRuyet personally in real life self-defense encounters and is used to train his students who include soldiers of the Afghan war and the Canadian version of the Navy Seals.”

Learn Inkscape : Design Logos and Game Arts

Learn To Design Logos And Game Art Using Inkscape Become A Designer. FREE Inkscape

Created by Swapnil Rane - Game Developer , Game Art Designer

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Students: 16406, Price: Free

Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to build fully functional Logos and Game Art with the popular Inkscape vector art tool.

Anyone who would like to learn the Inkscape vector graphic editor,  whether for profit or fun, would be a perfect candidate for this course.

Build a strong foundation in Designing Art with this tutorial for beginners.

Here, you will learn the fundamentals of Inkscape by following along  and completing tasks throughout this course.  We will create amazing logos and game art.

Inkscape is free, easy to learn, has excellent documentation, and is the base for creating professional Logos and Game Art without much effort.

Content and Overview 

We will first learn the basic tools , and understand how inkscape works.

Starting with downloading and installing Inkscape, this course will take you through various Inkscape features and how to use them. By creating Logos and Game Art, you’ll establish a strong understanding of Logo Design and Game Art creation process

Students completing the course will have the knowledge to design beautiful logos and Game Art in minutes.

At the end of the course you will receive 150+ Game art including Game Background , Isometric Characters , Game GUI and much more.

Wing Chun Martial Arts – Self Defense Techniques

Learn self defense techniques fast at home

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 13095, Price: Free

These EASY TO UNDERSTAND training videos are GUARANTEED to teach you everything you need to know to further develop your StrengthPower and sharper Technique. This modern realistic approach to training provided in HD brings you the secrets of the ancient art of war applied to 21st Century Training.This is your interactive step-by-step course,  making it easy for anyone.

Chi Gong Meditation for Beginners – Chinese Martial Arts

A Step By Step Guide to Improve Fitness and Health with Qi Gong For Physical Health and Mental Wellness

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 9811, Price: Free

This course is perfect for you, when you want to take care of your body, improving overall fitness and health without exhausting yourself.

The exercises of  the course are very simple to do. And you will already feel the relaxation in important regions of the body, like neck, lower back and shoulders. These regions are often stressed out through long periods of sitting in our daily lives, reducing fitness and affecting our health.

Through practicing the exercises in the course you will feel that your movements become more efficient and smooth, which has a protective effect on the health of your joints and tissues on a long term of view.

The intensive, relaxed contact to one's own body through Qi Gong also makes it possible to make one's own work more tension-free, more relaxed and more creative. The deep, inner letting go leads you to the foundation of health and fitness.

Self Defense For Beginners – Top 10 Martial Arts Techniques

Top 10 Self Defense Techniques You MUST Know

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 9620, Price: Free

Are you prepared? For The Top 10 Unarmed and Weapon Attacks You Will Encounter On The street...

Discover techniques that work where there are no rules and your attackers never play fair – on the real streets…

Too many variables occur on the street that don’t exist in the ring. Eg. Weapons, ambushes, your surroundings, the time of day etc. Learn how to act quickly and effectively in every situation.

This Military grade jiu jitsu system is created to work in real life situations, unlike MMA, UFC, Mixed Martial Arts, which is entertaining to watch but will get you killed in a street fight.

“While the general public was taught basic self defense and sport style Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, certainelite police and military personel were taught a “military grade” version of the system. Little known outside of the few academies that specialized in it, “Military Grade” BJJ is truly the most complete and effective system of self defense known to man.

This lethal street version of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is hybridized with Combat Sambo (the once closely guarded Russian military hand to hand system of the old Soviet union) This system is used by Robert LeRuyet personally in real life self-defense encounters and is used to train his students who include soldiers of the Afghan war and the Canadian version of the Navy Seals.”

20 Step Introduction to the Filipino Martial Arts (Escrima)

DFA Kali Level 1 (Kali/Escrima) - Introduction to Filipino Martial Arts of Kali & Escrima

Created by David Seiwert - Instructor, Producer, Writer

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Students: 9174, Price: Free

The Filipino martial arts are known by the names Kali, Escrima and Arnis.  Most people think of it as "That Stick Fighting Art" , but it is much more.  The Filipino martial arts are a complete system encompassing Hands, Feet, Weapons and Joint Locking.  Many police and military around the world are now learning these arts are due to the effectiveness of the techniques.

The course teaches the following:

Basics

  • FMA History

  • The Salute or Bow

  • Warm-ups and Stretching

Footwork

  • Forward Angle STepping

  • Reverse Angle Stepping

  • Six point Stepping

Punching

  • The Jab

  • The Cross

  • The Hook

  • The Uppercut

  • Hand Speed Drills

Kicks

  • Front Kick

  • Side Kick

  • Thai or Shin Kick

Street Defensive Tactics

  • Front Choke

  • Rear Choke - part 1

  • Rear Choke - part 2

Ground Fighting

  • Ground Fighting #1 - Guard, Mount, Side Mount

  • Ground Fighting #2 - The Reality of the Street

  • Ground Fighting #3 - Maneuvering in the Guard

Single Stick

  • Warm-ups for the Stick

  • Nine Angles of Attack

  • Long Range Blocking

PDF's

  • Curriculum

  • Certificate of Completion

"If you want to learn to fight go somewhere else.....If you want to learn to survive, join us."

Wing Chun for Beginners 2 – Learn Martial Arts Kung Fu

Wing Chun Chum Kiu for Self Defense Kung Fu Street Fighting Wing Chung Master

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 8386, Price: Free

Learn wing chun from home in a fun and easy-to-follow way!

Wing Chun Kid is Born and trained in Hong Kong, the birth center of Yip Man's Wing Chun.
He is also trained in Jeet Kune Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He has taken the best techniques and concepts from different wing chun streams and refined them into a single, concise and brutally effective form that has been proven and tested to work in real life.

The Chum Kiu Form - "Seeking the Bridge" (Wing Chun's 2nd form)
Step-by-step video instructions on how to do the movements and techniques, so you can learn from home!

Easy-to-follow, detailed explanations on finer points of the form, so you can do them properly!

Learn exactly how to use each technique in a real fight, including:
•Double Gum Sau
•Dai Bong Sau
•Double Tan Sau
•Bong Sau / Wu Sau
•Wang Tek
•Double Lan Sau
•Jing Jeung, Palm Strikes
•Kop Sau
•lap Sau

And many more!

Wing Chun Techniques and Applications – Martial Art Moves

After completing this course you will be ready to learn how Wing Chun can really be used.

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 7264, Price: Free

This is provided for all those who are interested in learning Wing Chun and would like to try our product be for purchasing a full course this training section includes a variety of Wing Chun lessons for a small price and will be regularly updated as we develop new material so it is the perfect way to start experiencing the benefits of learning the Master Wong system. 
This course includes a lot of the basics of Wing Chun including punching, kicking, stances, defending, attacking, movements for self- defense and answers to frequently asked questions. This training will give you a taste of what is available and allow you to start to become part of the Master Wong system.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BJJ Ground Fighting -Street Self Defense

Ground Fighting for "No-Rules" Street Situations

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 5787, Price: Free

Learn the fastest and most brutal ground fighting techniques for the street, including: 

-The Knee Ride 
-The Knee Ride Variations 
-The Knee Low Ride 
-Strikes from Knee Ride 
-Elbow Lock from Knee Ride 
-Shaving Elbow Lock from Knee Ride 
-Cross Arm Lock from Knee Ride 
-Cross Arm Lock Variations 
-Kimura Shoulder Lock from Knee Ride 
-Kimura Details 
-Scissor Choke from Knee Ride 
-Scissor Choke Details 
-Scissor Choke to Arm Lock 
-Scissor Choke to Arm Lock 2 
-Knee Ride Transition Drill 
-The S-Mount / Russian Mount 
-Arm Lock from S-Mount 
-Head Control in Arm Lock 
-Arm Lock from S-Mount Transition 
-The Mongolian Mount 
-Mount Transition Drill 
-Deep High Mount 
-Arm Wrap Deep High Mount 
-Arm Lock from Deep High Mount 
-Arm Lock Variation from Deep High Mount 
-Triangle Choke from Deep High Mount 
-Shin Choke from Russian Mount 
-Arm Lock & Choke Transitions 
-Choke & Nelson from Back Control 

Over 30 years in the making, he has taken the best techniques and concepts from countless martial arts forms and refined them into a single, concise and brutally effective form that has been proven and tested to work in real life on the streets.

Qi Gong: Healing and Balancing of Body and Mind

Leading you into healing intuitive flow of sacred martial arts movements

Created by David Wong - Martial artist, Qi Gong Meditator, Entrepreneur, Influencer

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Students: 4447, Price: Free

The word Qigong (also spelled Chi Kung / Chi Gong) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi (Chi) is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe.

The second word, Gong (Kung), pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is developed through regular practice. In basic terms Qigong (Chi Kung) means developing the vital energy of the body, the mind and the heart with regular practice. It is a system developed and used for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality. The main methodology used to accomplish this is with deliberate breathing coordinated with specific body movements.

Qigong can be classified as health, martial, medical, or spiritual. All Qigong styles have three things in common: they all involve a posture, (whether moving or stationary), breathing techniques, and mental focus.

These benefits include: stress hormone reduction, improved sleep quality, increased range of motion and reduced muscle stiffness, better circulation and much more! These statements are not simply backed by centuries of tradition, in this course we support the practice of Qigong with published scientific evidence.

The course is structured with instructional video for each exercise. There are safety and training guidelines included to help you get the most out of the course that explains the best and most efficient ways to practice.

Basic Self Defense.

Learn the easiest ways to protect yourself.

Created by Defender inc - Team of Indian Art Experts

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Students: 3462, Price: Free

This video course is for people who would like to learn self-defense for self-protection.

This course is based on South Indian Dragon Kung Fu style. Through this course, students will learn various Self Defense techniques, to defend common catching, grabbing, and slapping attacks.

This is not an advanced course, but students will learn some sudden survival techniques, which is very applicable to the modern lifestyle.

52 Blocks Dirty Boxing – How to Land Your Blocks

Learn how to use your hands to their full potential!

Created by Martynas Karys - Martial Arts instructor, Entrepreneur

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Students: 3329, Price: Free

ARE YOU READY TO LEARN ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING NEW ARTS?

Here is what you will get from taking this course:

  • This is a FREE, yes, FREE mini course on the NEW martial art of defense - 52 Blocks.

  • You will learn the flagship block of this art - Skull and Bones, and will see some applications of some other blocks.

  • One of the most common questions that people raise when they see this art in action is, "but how do I manage to land those blocks?". This is the question that will be answered in this mini course.

  • NOTE: THIS IS A FREE TRIAL COURSE, THE FULL COURSE CONTAINS 500 LESSONS.

  • Lessons are taught by Lyte Burly - prominent NYC 52 Blocks Master. All rights acquired.

About Instructor:

Master Lyte Burly has been practicing various Martial Arts styles with a heavy focus on Boxing for over 30 years. He applies his knowledge daily by sparring with practitioners from different styles and backgrounds, one of a few Masters that are always willing to put on the gloves to spar with strangers. He has put in thousands of hours of training and continues to do so. His students has won MMA competitions as well as The Golden Gloves. Some of the styles he has practiced: Tai Chi Xing Yi Pa Kua Chang Wing Chun Kickboxing Boxing Wrestling

Pressure Points 101

Self-Defense techniques using pressure points.

Created by Master Muhammad Ali - Master Ali - Advanced Kyusho Practitioner

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Students: 3259, Price: Free

Welcome to Kyusho Jutsu, the study of pressure points in self-defense.

Have you heard about incorporating pressure points into your existing Marital Art?  But don't know where and how to get started?  Then this course is perfect for you.  Pressure Points 101 will introduce you and get your feet wet in the study of pressure points. 

When you add pressure points with your techniques everything becomes MORE PAINFUL to the opponent and it will take your understanding of your art to a whole new level.

If you enjoy this course and want to go further, then please continue with my FULL BLACK BELT program which takes you from beginner to advanced levels of Kyusho Jutso.

The Dark Arts of Media Manipulation

Learn about the sophisticated psychological techniques, that are used to covertly control our thoughts and opinions.

Created by Sandra Peddle - Retired teacher

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Students: 2222, Price: Free

What will I learn?

How to defend myself against increasingly personally-targeted propaganda techniques, which work by tapping into our deepest thoughts, fears and desires. 

Requirements

While no prior knowledge is needed you must:

·     approach the course with an open mind.

·     be prepared to leave your comfort zone.

·     practice self-honesty.

·     apply what you learn, because this course is really about everyday defence.

Description of the Course

The main focus of the course, however, is on self-development, so the short video lectures are supplemented by a great deal of additional material including links to videos, articles and self tests.  These give you the opportunity for active involvement, as well as for further personal study, allowing you to adjust your learning path according to your own interests and needs. 

By the time you have completed the final self-examination, you should not only have acquired a great deal of in-depth knowledge of the modern ‘propaganda machine,’ but also the ability to accurately assess your own vulnerabilities to all of its workings.   

Kyusho Home Security and Defense

Simple and easy to apply self-defense techniques to evade attackers or intruders trying to enter your home or car.

Created by Master Muhammad Ali - Master Ali - Advanced Kyusho Practitioner

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Students: 1200, Price: Free

This is an introduction course to Kyusho Jutsu, the study of pressure points on the human body.  Kyusho Jutsu is not a martial art but a system that can be incorporated into ANY martial art.  When you apply pressure point targets to your strikes or kicks, it amplifies the pain delivery to the attacker.  These are not magical points on the body but part of a series of meridians built into every human being on the planet.  Every one has a nervous system and that is what we use.  The numbering system is based on Acupuncture or Acupressure points.

Pressure points can be used to heal or inflict pain.   In the case of this introductory course, you will learn to use the points to inflict pain.

Feel free to message me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Master Ali

Street Self-Defense for Beginners

Learn the basics of punches, kicks, movement, and joint locks.

Created by Tony Dygal - Martial Master

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Students: 1188, Price: Free

Ascendancy provides a street based combative self-defense fight system developed for real world life-and-death situations. Chock full of content and fast-paced, with time-marked supplemental information, it is focused solely on the most effective means of self-defense as well as the protection of others. There are no belts (we’re not interested in selling belts like traditional systems), and there are no mats (you’ll quickly realize falling in the real world is not the same as falling in your soft dojo), just pure content, entirely voiced-over, and meticulously laid out to provide the best video learning experience.

Learn the basics that will propel you into a new mindset of self-confidence and combative development.

How To Aerial | Learn Gymnastics and Martial Arts Acrobatics

Master the Aerial and Learn Martial Arts Acrobatics for Beginners & Gymnastics Fundamentals for Tricking,Parkour,Fitness

Created by Inauen Thomas - Martialarts & Acrobatics Teacher at Tomtricks

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Students: 1167, Price: Free

You would like to learn the Aerial?

  • You`ve seen this cool move in movies and you would love to do it yourself?

  • You are interested in martial arts, acrobatics and gymnastics?

  • You want to build more confidence, get super fit and widen your abilities?

  • But you don`t really know where to start and you are afraid that you could get injured?

This short little course will teach you the Aerial or also known as a "Cartwheel Without Hands". It`s relatively easy to learn and a really stylish skill to have. I`d like to show you how I learned the Aerial and how you can do the same!

Wether you are a professional athlete who wants to widen his skillset or a beginner starting out - you will be able to progress at your own pace at home following clear and efficient step by step progressions.

Master this beginner course and set foot into the world of gymnastics, martial arts and acrobatics!

While there are plenty of tricking tutorials out there that show how to learn martial arts acrobatics and gymnastics skills, it is difficult to find comprehensive guides. Particularly for those with little time and experience it is hard because there are so many different methods but no consistent progression line.

This course offers slow but clear and efficient progressions to learn step by step without the fear of injury and hurting yourself. In addition to the main technical aspects of learning the Cartwheel and the Aerial, it covers also information about warming-up and conditioning your body for practice.

Course Bonuses

  • All the tutorials, chapters and lessons are built upon each other and everything comes from one source

  • Direct feedback and help from me your instructor...you can ask me and we will solve any problem together

  • Many other courses are available as a direct continuation from this course

  • Filmed in HD quality and a cool design makes course a nice source to work with

  • High quality slow motion clips to study in detail

  • Training Guide (16 page downloadable PDF Document)

The key things you will learn

  • How to get started and set your foot into the world of martial arts acrobatics

  • 9 essential warm-up exercises for martial arts and acrobatics

  • 3 conditioning exercises to strengthen your body for learning the Aerial

  • Mastering the Cartwheel which is an essential move in gymnastics

  • Mastering the Aerial and achieving your first move ever

  • Knowing how to train safely and without the fear of falling and hurting yourself

Contents and Overview

This course starts with a welcoming section. First you will get an overview about the course and a little introduction. Then I will shortly introduce myself to you so that you know who I am. After that you will get introduced to your personal training plan so that you know exactly how to follow and work with the course content.

Before diving into the Aerial training you learn how to correctly prepare your body. Warming up is an essential element to learning martial arts acrobatics and improving your fitness. You find 9 warm up exercises and 3 conditioning exercises.

Once you know how to warm-up you can start with learning the Cartwheel and the Aerial. Step by step and with slow but efficient progressions you will work through the progression. As a natural side effect you will significantly increase your body control, balance and agility. You will get into better shape than ever and widen your range of abilities.

To analyse the Aerial in detail you can take a look at special slow-motion clips which show the move from all four directions. This can be very helpful since many key points are hidden in detail.

By the end of the course performing an Aerial will be incredibly easy and fun for you! You will feel better than ever, have regained your confidence and full control over your body and your abilities!

If you want to challenge yourself in acrobatics and gymnastics and learn the Aerial...then this course is exactly right for you!

This is a free course and you are welcome to enrol at any time. Just as a general info I would like to mention that all my fee-based courses have a 30-day money-back guarantee through Udemy. That means you are able to check it out, make sure it`s the right course for you, and get a refund if it`s not.

Are you ready to start learning?

Do not hesitate and start your training now! With this free online course you can take it at your own pace. Even though you might be too busy right now you can enrol today and take the course at your own pace.

Try it out and and have fun. Thank you so much for your interest in my course "How To Aerial | Learn Gymnastics and Martial Arts Acrobatics".

See you inside and .... train smart!

Tom Inauen / TOMTRICKS

(Disclaimer Notice: In order to perform the exercises effectively and safely you should be in good physical condition prior to beginning the course. By registering for the course or performing these exercises you understand that exercising can lead to physical injury. If you engage in any exercise suggested by Thomas Inauen, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Thomas Inauen from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown arising out of Thomas Inauen`s negligence.)

Martial arts – Primitive weapons

How to use and construct weapons using the rock, stick, and rope.

Created by Michael Stelzer Ph.D. - Engineer and Performer

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Students: 572, Price: Free

The weapons demonstrated in this course  directly use or are constructed of only rock, stick, and rope. Included in this instruction is a demonstration of the techniques for the Okinawan suruchin.

The original suruchin was a rope (commonly of hemp) of 150 or 200cm) in length with a rock tied to each end. This devastating weapon could be quickly constructed and hidden on your person before use.

Grandmaster Michael A. Stelzer holds several advanced ranks (10th Dan and above) in various styles of martial arts. Additionally, he holds three doctoral of science degrees and is a certified professional wrestler.

India’s Wonderful Contributions To The World

Learn about India's wonderful contribution to the world

Created by Paul Tavares - Wellbeing Expert & Scientist

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Students: 540, Price: Free

You will learn about a subject I am very passionate about, India. India has made such a wonderful contribution to the world, and still does. From entrepreneurs of the modern world to ancient healing systems and modalities from thousands of years ago. Yoga & spices are a wonderful export that people everywhere use routinely. This video series is my way of honouring such a wonderful nation. I hope you will learn more about India from this series & be inspired to visit some day!

Namaste