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 November 2023


After a very busy Winter which culminated in us hosting the 3rd New Zealand Hapkdo Festival and 3rd Oceania Cup Friendship Tournament at the fantastic NZCIS facility in Upper Hutt, we have settled back into normal training again.

Now is a great time to start your or your children's martial arts journey as the year is starting to wind down and people are looking for things to do over the coming months. 

We always have places available in our main Hapkido classes for adults and teens as well as our two children's classes (Hapkido Dragons for 5 to 6 year olds and Hapkido Tigers for 7 to 12 year olds).

So please feel free to try out a couple of orientation classes for you or your family.



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