About Us



We are a family-focused martial arts school in the centre of Upper Hutt.

We offer a range of martial arts classes for children, teens and adults of all ages.

Our Academy culture is relaxed and friendly. Our mission is to help you and your family to achieve your own goals and to realise your martial arts potential.

We have a strong team of experienced Instructors - details of them can be found on our Instructors sub-page on the About Hapkido page. You will find that we offer much more than just martial arts and self-defence training and we would like you to join our family

So come along and try out an Orientation Class for you or your children and begin your own martial arts journey.

All of our classes are run at our modern, owner-occupied martial arts studio in the centre of Upper Hutt. Further information Here.



Our Core Classes

Hapkido for Adults and Teens

Hapkido is self-defence focused but training in Hapkido will also increase your physical abilities - stamina, strength, and flexibility - as well as your mental awareness and self-confidence. 

Further Information Here

Hapkido Tigers for Children aged 7 to 12
Hapkido Tigers is all about using Hapkido training to help your children develop into strong and confident adults. In addition to learning good self-defence skills, your child will also learn important life and leadership skills.
Further information Here.
Hapkido Dragons for Children aged 5 to 6
Hapkido Dragons program is for children aged from 5 to 6. The class focuses on fitness, and martial arts fundamentals. It serves as a primer for the more formal martial arts training in our Hapkido Tigers Class. 
Further information Here
Other Classes
We run several other classes that compliment Hapkido to allow you to go deeper into areas that are only covered lightly in the main Hapkido syllabus. These are "Ground Combatives", "Pressure Point Combatives" and "Principals of the Sword". Once you have attained the relevant grade requirement in Hapkido you may join any of these classes.

Academy News

(Seminar with Grand Master Fari Salvieski from Sydney, November 2019) 

February 2020


What's New?


Welcome to 2020 - What a Year Coming Up!

The 2020 training year has got off to a big start. We resumed classes shortly after New Year and they have been very busy. We expect things to be busier during February as more people return to work and the year starts in earnest.

Stready growth in our membership enabled us to set up a Tuesday night Hapkido class and a new Friday afternoon Hapkido Dragons class last year. To complete these new classes, a new Hapkido Tigers class is starting on Tuesday 4th February from 5 pm to 5.45 pm.

We are now offering classes every weekday afternoon/early evening along with Saturday morning at our Academy. This allows people more training options to fit around their own schedules.

This year we are again hosting the biennial Hapkdo "Oceania Cup" which allows our Hapkido members from all around New Zealand to meet for a weekend consisting of a training seminar and to take part in competitions. Our Korean based Guest instructor Grandmaster Scott Seo has attended the previous Oceania Cups and this year he will be bringing several other Korean Masters with him along with a number of Students from South Korea.


 Upcoming Events


  • May 2020 - New Plymouth Hapkido Regional Tournament
  • July 2020 - WKF Member Summit in San Francisco
  • 12th - 13th September 2020 - 3rd Oceania Cup and Seminars with GM Scott Seo in Upper Hutt. 


For further information please contact:

Contact Us

p: 021 330 989

e: Callum Forbes

Member of the World Kido Federation and Haminjok Hapkido Association
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