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About Us

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Tony Gunawan founded Global Badminton Academy in 2010. His mission is to share his profound knowledge through intensive training and world-class competition to as many badminton coaches and students throughout the US.
  • 2000 Sydney Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 2x World Champion (2001, 2005)
  • 1998 Asian Games Champion
  • Southeast Asian Games Champion (1997)
  • 3x All England Open Champion (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • 2x Thomas Cup Champion (2000, 2002)

Reasons Why You Should Join GBA

Important Life Lessons

Although badminton is just a sport, it offers numerous valuable life lessons. Through GBA, you can develop a strong work ethic, learn to accept responsibility, embrace healthy competition,thrive under pressure, and enhance your teamwork skills.


Badminton is an excellent all-around sport that involves a variety of whole-body movements, including running, jumping, and swinging. Engaging in badminton not only helps improve strength but also promotes cardiovascular fitness and heart function.


Whether you are engaging in training, participating in tournaments, or simply playing for fun, badminton is an excellent sport for building friendships. Global Badminton Academy provides a safe and welcoming space for you to socialize and compete with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the sport.

Minimal Injuries

Badminton is a low-impact sport, which also makes it safe for your children. There is no aggressive physical contact with other players, ensuring a safer environment for participants.

Improves Motor Skills

Badminton will help in developing better balance and coordination. Recognized as one of the fastest sports in the world, you will have to be alert and vigilant at all times while playing badminton

Mental Resilience

Playing badminton, you will be put into high pressure situations where you have to learn how to deal with frustrations and not dwell on the past. Badminton can also act as a healthy stress reliever.

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