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    So, I'm either a complete idiot (did a search before asking) and can't find any info on it here, or too lazy too look closer but I'm curious re: GI Bill covering martial arts training/certification?

    If my (active duty) wife can get the govt. to pony up for freakin' yoga instructor certs, surely they'll spring for my no longer active duty butt to learn some sweet ninja skills?

    TIA for any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentOrange View Post
    So, I'm either a complete idiot (did a search before asking) and can't find any info on it here, or too lazy too look closer but I'm curious re: GI Bill covering martial arts training/certification?

    If my (active duty) wife can get the govt. to pony up for freakin' yoga instructor certs, surely they'll spring for my no longer active duty butt to learn some sweet ninja skills?

    TIA for any info.
    The GI Bill only covers undergraduate & graduate degrees or technical/vocational certificates offered by community colleges or 4 year colleges. If you find a college that lets you major in ninjitsu, then you're set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ka-Bar View Post
    The GI Bill only covers undergraduate & graduate degrees or technical/vocational certificates offered by community colleges or 4 year colleges. If you find a college that lets you major in ninjitsu, then you're set.

    Aye carumba. Wsa afraid of that. Apparently (per VA website), Shanaynay's House of Manicure Instruction is gtg, whilst Steve's House of Pain isn't.

    Thanks for confirming the info.

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    Whelp, just to vent some tangental useless information, the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut has a Martial Arts studies degree. https://www.bridgeport.edu/pages/3868.asp
    So, yeah, there's that. Go get your government-sponsored TKD black belt.

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    Then you can say the government paid 120 thousand dollars to make you into a killing machine.
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    Don't forget to save some of the GI Bill money for certification and sokeship in a hall of fame, call yourself Dr. AgentOrange and start your video rank selling scheme.

    Make your country proud of it's investment.

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    Oddly enough, joe - the Tulsa Judo Club here in town has started a semester program for PHYSED credit through Tulsa Community College.

    Your mileage may vary, of course.

    If the OP can find a university that'll give him full Chapter 30 benefits while he learns totally sweet nunchuck moves like Phil Elmore's, more power to him.

    Why use those government bennies for vocational or professional advancement anyway?

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    some universities will have martial arts classes as part of their offerings for the physical fitness/physical education requirement...however, being a vet, you're not required to take any phys ed. courses..at least I didn't, I CLEP'd that and a few other courses that I took while on AD.
    That being said, you could always take MA (if they offer it) as an elective, as long as it is assigned as a study course not a club activity.

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    I'd use your education benefits for something that'll actually help you get a decent job.

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    Heartily seconded.

    With some notable exceptions, I'd be a little leery of the quality of instruction you'd get at most US universities. And as stated, it's really kind of a waste of your GI Bill credits. Remember, you only have 36 total months of bennies.

    Better to make the most of it and use it for a degree or at least a voc cert program.

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