About Us


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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 martial arts/self-defence goals and to realise your own 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 Update January 2021


From Monday 25th January New Zealand moved to the Red Traffic Light setting.


We all knew it was only a matter of time before we had community transmission of the Omicron variant in New Zealand.

As you will be aware, the whole of New Zealand has now moved into the Red Traffic Light. At this stage, we don’t know for how long this will be for, but overseas experience has been that the Omicron wave seems to peak at around 4 to 6 weeks after first cases arrive, but then it has a long tail on the other end,so we could be at Red for some time.

The good news is that under the latest Sport New Zealand guidelines,we can run all of our classes as normal (although this could change).

We are always looking for new members to join our team and yoiu can be assured that our commitment to best practices will keep you and your family safe.  


2022 Events


Hapkido Seminar Upper Hutt

Sunday March 5th.

A series of presentations by Hapkido 4th Dans and higher from around New Zealand.

2022 Hapkido Oceania Cup

Late October/Early December. 


 For further information please contact:


 ActiveActivities Top 25 Activities for Kids in Upper Hutt for 2020 

  Complete Martial Arts Supplies

Contact Us

p: 021 330 989

e: Callum Forbes

Member of the World Kido Federation and Haminjok Hapkido Association
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