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.

Meet Master Joe Borucki
Owner at Global Martial Arts Academy in Westminster, MD
7th Dan Black Belt

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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Come join our Westminster, MD facility! We offer programs in Adult Martial Arts, Kids Martial Arts, Fitness Kickboxing, and Birthday Parties . Choose a program that most interests you and take the opportunity to sign-up right here on our site for one of our awesome web specials. Or feel free to give us a call at (410) 751-5425 if you have any further questions. We hope to speak with you soon!