Everything about our Leaside Martial Arts school- from the design of our facility, to the top-of-the-line training equipment, to our class structure and amazing staff – is geared towards making your experience an amazing one.
Evoke Martial Arts & Kickboxing (Former T.H.A – Toronto Hapkido Academy) is a progressive Toronto Martial Arts School, located in the South Bayview community of Leaside in Toronto.
Our kids classes, for example, are seperated by age and skill level to make appropriately challenging by age. Each lesson is uniquely designed to target to stages of growth and development that specific age group.
Adults train with adults, and kids with kids.
We want help our members achieve the goals they are working towards. Our team of coaches and instructors incorporate teaching methods that are safe, functional, and result-driven.
Whether it’s achieving effective self defense skills, getting in great shape, or helping kids become better versions of themselves – we constantly improve on what we do, and find ways to better serve our community.
We are open 7 days a week, and offer daily beginner classes in most of our programs.
Also recognizing that one size doesn’t fit all… we do our best to offer a variety of membership types, and trial options to suit your schedule and budget.
We are transparent about all costs and fees for our programs, and only want you to enrol if you believe we are a good fit for you. There are no sales pitches or gimmicks to try to get you to commit to something that may not be right for you.
Start by contactings us to get to know us better. Call us to schedule a visit to try a class or get started online with one of our awesome web specials. You’ll love what we do!
Our community means a great deal to us. We commit ourselves to offering well-structured classes, with result-driven teaching methods in all our programs. You will find our facility to be clean and inspiring, with topline training equipment.
We also have a team of highly skilled, charismatic, and professional staff available to assist you in your classes at all times.
As a team, we are passionate about helping our members achieve their goals – from our youngest Lil’ Dragon, to our Hapkido adults or Kickboxers – we are committed to making everyone’s experience the best.
Evoke has a roaster of well-trained staff who are accomplished martial artists, internationally certified in their respective disciplines, and have years of teaching experience.
We also believe what makes a good martial arts school is the positive and supportive atmosphere induced by the staff, and not just their martial arts abilities or accomplishments.
Their experience, knowledge, charisma, professionalism and commitment to helping members reach their potential, is one of the many things that separates us from the average martial arts club in our city – and it’s why we feel our level of service is unmatched elsewhere.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards of comprehensive Martial Arts instruction. We are humbled to be part of a progressive network of innovative schools within the international martial arts community.
Our career instructors are mostly home-grown, actively train in the martial arts, and participate in regular continuing education initiatives.
They are extremely passionate about what they do.
What sets us apart is not so much of the types or “styles” of martial arts we teach, but “how” we teach them.
Though we are rooted in traditional Hapkido and Muay Thai, we are innovative in our teaching methods, and continually seek new and progressive ways to share the benefits of our programs.
Kids train with kids, and adults train with adults. Evoke Martial Arts is one of the few Toronto Martial Arts schools with seperate classes for kids, teenagers, and adults. Our Kids martial arts classes are even separated by age and kept small to ensure intimate personalized instruction for every child.
We believe in other to effectively teach at an age-appropriate level that kids and teens should be in seperate classes. Each group is taught using a well organized curriculum that uniquely targets that age.
Our adult classes are also well staffed and beginner friendly allowing new members to fit in with ease and grow at their own pace.
It is our members who often tell us, among other things, that the environment at the school and our amazing team distinguishes us from the average martial arts school. We also believe it takes the right people to make an amazing community.
Our school attracts like-minded individuals and families who are really friendly, open-minded, caring, and supportive. It’s like a family here, and we’d love for you to become a part of it.
Toronto Hapkido Academy embraces contemporary training methods and techniques, but we also believe in traditional Martial Arts values such as respect, discipline, and hard work.
We balance our teachings with progressive methods to help you gain practical skills using functional result-driven workouts, as well as tools to help enjoy success outside of your Martial Arts training.
In martial arts, lineage is important, and we are part of much bigger martial arts family.
Evoke Martial Arts is an affiliate of the Korea Hapkido Federation (KHF) – the largest and perhaps most recognized international governing body for the martial art – and a branch school of the Kyung Mu Kwan Hapkido system.
The lineage of Kyung Mu dates back to the late 50s, and one of the orginal Kwans (martial arts family) of the old Korea Hapkido Association. Our head instructor, Dayo Odesanya (5th Dan), is one of the few certified KHF Hapkido masters outside of Korea.
We are also a licensed affiliate of the Kru Muay Thai Association – an intimate family of professional North American Muay Thai schools based out of New Jersey, US.
T.H.A blends the old and the new with cutting edge training systems and teaching styles come to life in high energy classes designed with time tested methods that make the Toronto Hapkido Academy the premiere Leaside martial arts school.