Achieve a leaner, stronger, and more alive body
while developing amazing self defense skills.
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.
We provide an engaging, safe, result-driven workout
with our adult members in mind.
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.
Test-drive the T.H.A experience… get to know us better.
What type of self defense martial art do we teach?
We teach Hapkido. It’s a Korean form of Jiu Jitsu (originally from Japan), with a primary emphasis on self defense. You will learn:
- A beautiful symphony of strikes and kicks.
- Ground escapes and sneaky submissions.
- Powerful joint locks and restraining techniques.
- Effortless throws and takedowns.
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.
What makes self defense classes at T.H.A Martial Arts different?
One size usually doesn’t fit all… and some self defense programs are downright unaffordable.
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.
Time is a common obstacle that keeps many from working out and getting in better shape.
Based on a carefully planned curriculum and lesson times, we offer a variety of daily classes to choose from. You will enjoy coherent lessons regardless of how frequently you’re able to attend. Just make it here and be prepared to sweat and have fun – leave the rest to us 🙂
We teach progressive, street-smart self protection techniques responsibly and in a supportive mature environment.
Humility, kindness, self-control, and respect; are a just a few of the traditional martial arts values at the core of our training.