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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.

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 |2019-02-03T13:44:33-05:00February 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: |

10 Essential Tips for Holding Pads

Training in Muay Thai and kickboxing would be difficult for novices and even advanced trainees if it weren’t for pad holders. Pad drills allow for the development of both offensive and defensive skills, and for those still building on the fundamentals, they are a way to improve skills before moving on to more advanced [...]

By |2019-01-29T15:21:31-05:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Kickboxing 101|

Top 10 Halloween Safety Tips

For many kids, Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year next to the Holidays. As a parent, or guardian, trick-or-treating can be a daunting experience that can come back to haunt you if you are not careful. To help prepare, here are some safety tips to put in place before [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:06:24-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Mindset Minute, Parent's corner|

A Guide for the White Belt Martial Artist

Beginning a journey of martial arts can be both exciting and overwhelming. Below are some basic tips for getting started in your hapkido training.1. How to Tie Your BeltWearing a hapkido belt tied around your waist might seem like a huge hassle at first. Maybe at the end of a drill you find the belt [...]

By |2019-01-24T08:19:30-05:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Martial Arts 101|

Understanding the ABCs of Food Cravings

Whether it’s snacking on chips while watching TV, that tub of ice cream that empties just a bit too quickly, or an impulsive trip to McDonald’s, we all enjoy guilty pleasures. Although your favourite unhealthy foods can easily tempt you, understanding the ABCs of food cravings can help you crush cravings before they get [...]

By |2018-10-08T15:30:30-04:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: Kickboxing 101, Mindset Minute|

4 Ways to Get Back into Your Workout Routine After a Long Break

You may remember a time when you were in pretty good shape. You did all the right things. You exercised a few times a week. You ate right. You got enough rest. You felt great. But then life got in the way. Maybe work got overwhelming. Maybe you got sick or injured. Maybe you had [...]

By |2018-07-31T17:57:07-04:00January 1st, 2018|Categories: Mindset Minute|

A Guide to a Nutritious Breakfast on the Go

Mornings are busy. Making sure you get your breakfast in before school or work can be a challenge. Many argue that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Regardless, building a healthy breakfast habit is possible with proper planning. Here are some tips to help make your breakfasts both nutritious and convenient. 1. [...]

By |2019-08-23T09:26:20-04:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Kickboxing 101, Mindset Minute|Tags: |