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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.

How to Work Out in a Face Mask

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve all been trying to find our way back to some sense of normalcy. With the gradual loosening of restrictions in Ontario, we now have more opportunities to return to the activities we enjoy and have greatly missed. This includes engaging in modified fitness kickboxing and Muay [...]

By |2020-07-28T15:05:24-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Kickboxing 101|

Women in Martial Arts | And it’s not for the reasons you’re thinking…

Women in Martial Arts Do women take martial arts simply to learn how to feel less vulnerable and be better equipped to protect themselves? One of our black belts shares her take on women in martial arts at our Toronto-based martial arts school. And it's not for the reasons most people think. [...]

By |2020-03-08T11:56:20-04:00March 7th, 2020|Categories: Journeys|

How to Escape Standing Side Headlock

It goes without saying that the best way to escape a standing side headlock, or any tackle hold, is to not get into one in the first place. While there are countless martial arts moves and variations of self defense techniques to defend against headlocks, it is important that the Hapkido student tries to [...]

By |2020-01-03T00:56:00-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: , , |

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 |2020-01-02T01:00:34-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Journeys, kickboxing journey|

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: |