Self Defense. 

Self defense training in uptown Toronto with beginner-friendly martial arts classes for women and men.
Discover cutting-edge training that taps into your ultimate potential while breaking some serious sweat.

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Achieve a leaner, stronger, and more alive body
while developing amazing self defense skills. 

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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.

The training harnesses the power of martial arts for incredible fitness, holistic wellness, stress-relief, and of course – learning to kick a$$ 🙂

Are you new to martial arts?

We provide an engaging, safe, results-driven self defense
training with our adult members in mind.

Tap into your body’s ultimate potential while enjoying a great workout.

What makes self defense classes at Evoke Martial Arts different?

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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.

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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.

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Practical skills… with a touch of tradition.

You will learn throws, joint locks, striking, and ground techniques for self defense.

The self defense techniques we teach are easily to learn, easy to apply, and highly effective.

Also, self defense training is not just about learning how to fight. Nor is it limited to people seeking to learn how to protect themselves.

New to our martial arts Toronto school?


Not Ready Yet ?

Not a problem. Request info on schedule, membership, trial options!

Commom Questions About Self Defense Classes at Evoke Martial Arts.


Simply click on the trial button to get started with our 2-class trial (valide for two).

Yes!  We have new members joining all the time.

All our self protection martial arts 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 functional skills 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 protection. It incorporates striking, kicking, throwing, joint locks, take-downs, chokes, traditional weapons, etc for self protection.

We offer a beginner-friendly classes 5 days a week.

Mondays: 8:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 12:30pm

* Please note that trial class visit are by appointment only.

Unfortunately, we have restricted access to classes due to Covid-19.

However, we are happy to schedule a visit – off hours – 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 martial arts instructor team.

There are lots of amazing female martial arts 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 🙂

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) are buzz words thrown around alot.

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.

Do you have self defense questions?

Give us a call: (416)440-2828

We are happy to assist with your questions and help get you started with one of our awesome classes.

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What self defense skills will you learn from Evoke’s classes?

  • A beautiful symphony of strikes and kicks.

  • Ground escapes and sneaky submissions.

  • Powerful joint locks and restraining techniques.

  • Effortless throws and takedowns.

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Evoke Martial Arts’ adult martial arts classes are fun, non-intimidating; and the coolest part is that you don’t need any experience to get started.

You will also enjoy a total-body workout and gain awesome martial arts skills.

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Discover a Toronto martial arts school  with results-driven workouts that is focus on helping you achieve amazing self protection skills while getting in great shape.

Contact us today to get started. You’ll love what we do!