Why Self Defense?
Let’s be honest.
Sometimes you just need to switch up a dull routine.
Learning Self defense is a lot of fun. It tests your physical and mental prowess while enjoying an amazing workout.
What type of self defense martial art do we teach?
We teach Hapkido. It’s a Korean form of Jiu Jitsu (originally from Japan), that teaches how to leverage an opponents strength against them.
You will learn throws, joint locks, striking, and ground techniques for self defense.
The training harnesses the power of martial arts for incredible fitness, holistic wellness, stress-relief, and of course – learning to kick a$$ 🙂
What makes self defense classes at T.H.A Martial Arts different?
Fun, safe, beginner-friendly classes.
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to martial arts, or have been out of it for a while and wanting to get back.
We have something for everyone.
And don’t worry – you’ll never have to be concerned about being beat up or getting hurt in your self defense classes. Our culture is one where everyone supports and look out for each other.
Flexible memberships and trial options.
One size usually doesn’t fit all… and some Toronto self defense classes are downright expensive.
We do our best to offer a variety of membership types, and trial options to suit your needs.
Our committment is to serve you, so we pride ourselves in being very transparent with our tuition fees and membership options.
Commom Questions About Self Defense Classes at T.H.A. Martial Arts.
We are happy to schedule a visit to give us a try. Simply scroll down and click on the button to book a trial.
You can also inquire about 3-week self defense web special. It includes a complementary boxing gloves and a great way to start.
Yes! We have new members joining all the time.
All our self defense classes are beginner friendly and accommodating to newer members.
In additon, we also have an amazing team of coaches and assistants to help you every step of the way.
Hapkido is a Korean system of self defense with a ecclectic set of concepts and techniques.
It offers comprehensive self defens applications to face opponents while standing, confined to close-quarters, or on the ground.
The martial art uses a holistic approach in exploring the relationship between physiology and self defense. It incorporates striking, kicking, throwing, joint locks, take-downs, chokes, traditional weapons, etc for self protection.
We offer a beginner-friendly self defense program 5 days a week.
* Please note that trial class visit are by appointment only.
Sure! We can arrange that, but kindly call ahead.
Recently some members, understandably, have felt uncomfortable with a couple of strangers sitting in to watch them while they sweat their butts off 🙂
Out of respect for their privacy, we’ve had to discourage a few walk-ins coming simply to “watch our classes”.
However, we are happy to schedule a visit to check out the school and see what we do.
If you’re perhaps simply curious about watching some self defense action, we have lots of class footage on our social media channels. Please look us up @TorontoHapkido.
On one hand, we don’t believe in long-term contracts.
That is why we at with a billing service with short-term membership agreements that allow to cancel with a 30-day notice. No questions asked.
We are honest, professional, and hold ourselves to high standards of service.
In return, we ask for a small level of committment from you that we feel is also fair.
Women make up a good size of our staff, and self defense instructor team.
There are lots of amazing female martial artists and black belts at the school.
As part of our core values we provide a non gender-dominated but incluse self defense training environment.
Not really 🙂
Although Hapkido is a Korean form of Jiu Jitsu (originated in Japan), it also shares many components of mixed martial arts – striking, takedowns, submissions, ground-fighting, etc.
None-the-less we are not an mma school 🙂
We teach everyday adults a progressive and practical self defense system safely and responsibly.