Toronto Self Defense School with safe, empowering, and adult-friendly lessons for women and men.
Learn how this Toronto self defense school blends contemporary
skills and modern techniques… with a touch of tradition.
Why train at our Toronto Self Defense school?
Have you always wanted to train in the martial arts? Most importantly, have you been interested in doing this but without fear of injury and in an adult-friendly environment?
No worries. We got you covered!
We certainly understand how intimidating martial arts can be. Besides that, most adults are also not interested in a Toronto self defense school teaching dangerous, reckless, or simpy impractical martial arts techniques.
We have tons of fun, and love what we do!
Discover a Toronto self defense school with well-organized workouts that
kick ass, are fun, safe, and offer amazing martial art skills.
What method is taught at this self defense school?
Our core training is Hapkido – a Korean self defense system that came from Jiu Jitsu. The training incorporates a beautiful symphony of sneaky escapes, powerful jointlocks, effortless takedowns & throws, with devastating strikes and kicks.
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Frequently Asked Questions About T.H.A’s Toronto Self Defense School:
Yes! We also have a caring team of instructors to work hand-in-hand with you during your first couple of classes.
All our martial arts classes are beginner friendly and the lessons are organized to be progressively more challenging as time goes on.
Our training structure is designed to accommodate newer members.
Short answer: Hapkido is an ecclectic martial arts discipline with a coheasive set of principles that explores the relationship of human physiology and self defense.
It incorporates striking, kicking, throwing, joint locks, take-downs, chokes, traditional weapons, etc; as tools in exploring this relationship.
Self defense is simply one of the many by-products of martial arts training and is not the only focus in Hapkido. At its core, the art embodies a holistic approach to mind-body fitness, personal growth, and self protection.
We offer daily beginner-friendly classes 5 times a week.
* Please note that trial class visit are by appointment only.
Sure! We can arrange that.
Recently, in consideration of our members’ privacy, we’ve had to discourage walk-ins coming simply to “watch our classes”.
Understandably some people felt uncomfortable with strangers sitting in to watch them sweating their butts off in class 🙂
However, we are happy to schedule a visit to check out the school or meet with a member of our staff. If you are perhaps simply curious about martial arts training, we have lots of class footage on our social media channels to watch. Look up #TorontoHapkido.
T.H.A Martial Arts is all about service, and we do not believe in long-term contracts.
As martial arts professionals we hold ourselves to high standards by offering the best possible experience for our members at all times.
In return, we also ask for a small level of committment from you that we feel is fair. Our billing company uses short-term membership agreements that allow to cancel with a 30-day notice. No questions asked.
Women make up a good size of our school.
There are many amazing female martial artists in our classes.
It is part of our core values to offer a workout environment that is inclusive and not gender dominated.
Although Hapkido is a Korean form of Jiu Jitsu (originated in Japan), and shares many components of mixed martial arts – striking, takedowns, submissions, ground-fighting, etc – we are not a Toronto mma school 🙂
What else is different about this Self Defense school?
One size usually doesn’t fit all… and some self defense schools 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.
Our Toronto Self Defense school step up where others come short.
We incorporate empowering results-driven workouts into every class, and always have our members in mind.
Furthermore, being beat up, belittled, or made to “look stupid” – is something you never have to worry about at this self defense school.
The classes at Toronto Hapkido Academy are inclusive, beginner-friendly, and free of judgement.
We have beginners, athletes, law enforcement officers, active duty military men and women training with us.
It doesn’t matter what kind of shape your are, male or female – we with you to help achieve your training goals. Whether it is getting in better shape, gaining self protection skills, or simply finding a new hobby and having fun.
Switch up your routine and join a self defense school with a community that inspires personal achievement and success.