About T.H.A Martial Arts

Established in 2005, Toronto Hapkido Academy is a family-oriented martial arts club; offering world class programs in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Hapkido, and Age-appropriate kids and youth classes in a positive, safe, and beginner-friendly environment.

Is it bullying or rude and mean behaviour?

There is the common saying that kids will be kids. And yes, children and teens can be unkind to their peers and feelings get hurt. However, the problem is when that type of behavior becomes common and target the same person repeatedly. This is when kids being kids begins to cross the line to [...]

By |2019-10-07T07:30:30-04:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Back to school tips for parents

Summertime has come to an end and with that comes all of the back to school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomach aches to sleeping problems :) With that said, it important for [...]

By |2019-08-28T18:25:43-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Busy is a state of mind | a martial artist’s journey

Have you been thinking of taking up martial arts in Toronto but are concerned about a busy schedule or thinking you are too old? This is a legitimate concern shared by most adults looking into a fun new activity like martial arts training. As adults we are sometimes burdened with important priorities such as [...]

By |2019-08-12T13:03:38-04:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Journeys|

When science meets passion | a martial arts story

The journey's project is T.H.A's mini documentary series where we spotlight members at the school. They tell their story and share about their martial arts journey and how it fits in their everyday routine and life. Agnes is a bio-medical engineering student in her final year. She tells her story of her new found [...]

By |2019-07-12T17:54:42-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Journeys|

Punishment vs Discipline: Is there a difference?

Let’s talk about correcting improper behaviour when our ninjas make bad decisions. Parents, coaches, teachers, and other adults often define punishment and discipline as one and the same. Fostering change in a child’s behaviour starts with having the proper definitions and understanding of punishment and discipline. Punishment is a short-term solution for a long-term [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:21:14-04:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

Mindful Tips to Use When Kids Don’t Want to Attend Class

Kids aren’t naturally self-motivated. When your child’s mindset isn’t in the right place, even the most fun activities can be a struggle to get to. Here are some strategies to help you get your child to class. 1 Be attentive to what your child is doing the moment they’re supposed to get [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:22:53-04:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Parent's corner|Tags: |

5 Game-Changing Reasons You Need to Show Up for That Workout You Feel Like Skipping

Occasionally there’s that day when you’d rather do anything but exercise. Maybe you didn’t go to bed early enough the night before or maybe you had a draining day at work—maybe both. Whatever the case, the prospect of a workout seems daunting to you.Don’t you deserve a break? Maybe. However, there’s a lot to be [...]

By |2019-02-03T13:44:33-04:00February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Kickboxing 101, Mindset Minute|

Ditch That Workout: 6 Signs It’s Not Working Out

When it comes to exercise, we can be pretty set in our ways. We often pick a workout and stick to it for a long time. This is good, we think, because consistency and dedication are important. However, results are important too, and certain workout plans are great for some people but aren’t so [...]

By |2019-08-28T13:30:57-04:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Kickboxing 101, Mindset Minute|Tags: |