T.H.A Martial Arts

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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.


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 |2017-08-13T06:14:40+00:00August 5th, 2017|Categories: Parent's corner|


Tip #2: Put your child on a brain-strengthening diet. Not all diets are for weight loss. Even children that have great athletic physiques are susceptible to the after-effects of poor eating habits, including fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, and mood swings. You can help your children feel better each school day simply by adjusting their [...]

By |2017-08-13T05:28:02+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Parent's corner|

Understanding martial arts rank progression.

Martial Arts Rank Requirements: The journey to black belt starts with a determination to see it through. It is important for martial artists of all levels to have a framework of what needs to be achieve in other to move up to the next level. As the saying goes... a goal without a plan [...]

By |2019-02-17T22:29:29+00:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |

How to Build Better Martial Arts Technique for Practical Applications

Improving Martial Arts Technique. It is true that practicing your Martial Arts basics over and over will help develop strong technique and good skill. But rehearsing isolated self defense techniques only takes you so far. The reality is... your ability to combine them into functional combinations increases success in real-time applications. It's like working [...]

By |2019-01-24T17:58:19+00:00February 1st, 2017|Categories: Martial Arts 101|Tags: |

What to Do in an Active-Shooter Situation in Toronto

Responding to an active-shooter situation is an uncomfortable subject that we need to address objectively and sensibly, given the recent mass shootings across the globe. As a Toronto Martial Arts school, we believe it’s wrong to feed into fear-mongering and the opportunist agendas that mislead members of our Toronto communities and potentially put people [...]

By |2018-07-31T18:14:34+00:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: Mindset Minute|

4 Tips to Prevent Your Summer Fitness Efforts From Falling Flat

Summers were made for days at the beach, baseball games, and long days spent outdoors, but even the most perfect of days can quickly head downhill if you aren’t ready for the sun and heat. Truth be told, heat kills more than 150 people in the across the country every year. Children and infants [...]

By |2017-08-13T11:31:53+00:00May 28th, 2016|Categories: Mindset Minute, Parent's corner|

Team T.H.A in South Korea

We recently had a few members of our Toronto Hapkido school visit our parent school in South Korea for some Hapkido training under Grandmaster Kim, Nam Jai.T.H.A Martial Arts & Kickboxing is an affiliate of the Kyung Mu Hapkido Federation based in South Korea. The association is headed by renowned 9th Degree Hapkido Grandmaster, Kim [...]

By |2019-01-27T21:50:13+00:00May 25th, 2016|Categories: Dojang Events|

Helping Kids Develop Better Patience

Patience has a simple definition; waiting without complaining! While patience might be a simple concept to grasp, it isn’t an easy mind-set to master! For children (and many adults), it can be especially challenging as most people don’t like to wait! Young children are developing “waiting skills.” They may not comprehend why they must [...]

By |2018-07-31T18:01:37+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|

5 Powerful Ways to Help Kids With Learning About Manners

Parenting is hard. There is no reason to feel embarrassed! There are times when children don’t behave in ways that show the manners we have taught-- it can happen in stores, at school and yes, in other people’s homes. And while it’s important to teach manners, it’s also important to acknowledge that this is [...]

By |2017-08-13T11:34:18+00:00April 12th, 2016|Categories: Parent's corner|