Our mission is to provide affordable, consistent, high-quality instruction in martial arts and self defence in a professional, safe, clean and friendly environment.
Hapkido is the "way of co-ordinated power". It is a Korean martial art that is often referred to as the complete art of self defence.
Hapkido is not a sport but rather a pure self-defence martial art that covers joint locks, sweeps & throws, striking techniques with all parts of the body, ground fighting, pressure point applications, defence against weapons and the improvised use of everyday items in self-defence situations. Hapkido training is not restricted by age, size or sex. It is very much an art that grows with age.
Our goal with every student who enrols at our Academy is to develop them into a black belt. However we are not a "black belt factory" and we see our role as being to help you realise your potential - not only in martial arts but also in life. To help you on your Martial Arts journey at whatever stage of life you are at, or whether your goal is a black belt or not, we offer the following classes:
is for all Adults and Teens who want to learn good self defence skills as well as obtain the fitness, health and other personal benefits that traditional martial arts training offers. Further Information Here
is for anybody who wants to learn good self defence skills but who do not have the time to commit to regular training in any of our other classes. We schedule Hapkido Combatives™ classes or courses scheduled subject to demand. Specialist
Hapkido Combatives training takes our core Hapkido Combatives™ programme further by adapting it to provide tailored self defence training for specific occupational groups. Further Information Here
is a special fitness and conditioning class using the Elastic Steel Kick Mastery System
. It is specifically aimed to develop mastery of core martial arts kicks but the nature of the drills and exercises makes it an ideal overall conditioning programme for all martial arts skills and in late 2013 the Academy formally adopted it to support the development of core martial arts skills across all of our classes. Further Information Here
is for the 12 to 18 age group. This class covers the same material in our Hapkido
classes but is structured to help existing students transition from the Junior Hapkido
class or to give teenage students the opportunity to train in a class that is focused at them. Further Information Here
is for Children aged 8 - 12 and mirrors the Hapkido syllabus in a simplified format. Further Information Here
is for Children aged 5 - 7 and focuses on developing basic martial arts anf physical skills. Further Information Here
is for Children aged 6 - 12/13 that teaching basic sword fighting. Further Information Here
All of our classes are run at our modern, owner-occupied
martial arts studio in the centre of Upper Hutt. Further Information Here
For more information on Hapkido please visit our FAQ
We are also a member club of the World Kido Federation/Hanminjok Hapkido Association.
The World Kido Federation
is one of the most renowned and respected Korean self defence Martial Arts organisations in the world and the Hanminjok Hapkido Association
is the largest Hapkido organisation in the world with over 550 member clubs in South Korea alone.
We are also a member of Fitness New Zealand
– the Industry Body for the New Zealand Fitness Industry.
This helps us to ensure that our self defence training methods are always effective, safe and up-to-date.
The Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy is also on FaceBook.