Toronto self defense school.

Toronto Self Defense school with safe, empowering, and beginner-friendly self protection lessons for women and men.

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Discover a Toronto self defense school with well-organized workouts that
kick ass, are fun, safe, and offer amazing martial art skills.

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Our Toronto Self Defense school step up where others come short.

Have you always wanted to train in the martial arts? Most importantly, have you been interested in doing this without the fear of injury and in an beginner-friendly environment?

No worries. We got you covered!

Our classes are structured to be functional, fun, and beginner-friendly.

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.

If you’ve always been fascinated with martial arts, Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Aikido, BJJ, or throwing and grappling-type arts in general – this Toronto self defense school is for you.

Interested in our Toronto martial arts school?

Discover a Toronto Self Defense school with a exciting program that helps you tap into your ultimate potential, reduce stress, get fit, and gain awesome new skills.

Why train at our Toronto Self Defense school?

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Fun, safe, beginner-friendly classes.

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.

That is why our efforts are committed in making our Toronto self defense  school a community to learn self protection skills safely in a beginner-friendly environment.

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Flexible memberships and trial options.

Investing in yourself for something constructive like fitness or martial arts lessons is not going to break your wallet.

Evoke martial arts offer a variety of membership types, and trial options to suit your needs.

We pride ourselves in being very transparent with our tuition fees and membership options because of our committment towards an amazing member experience.

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Practical skills… with a touch of tradition.

Let’s face it! You need to be able to protect yourself effeciently and competently. So we help you do just that.

Although, self defense training is not just about learning how to fight we believe in a training curriculum that is progress , modern and practical.

However, you will never have to worry about getting hurt or beat up by more advanced martial arts students. That is not in our culture 🙂

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Frequently Asked Questions About Evoke’s Toronto Self Defense School:

Sure you can!

Click on the trial button to get started with our 2-class web special.

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.

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, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to accomodate visitors coming to watch classes.

However, we are happy to schedule a visit – off hours – to check out the school or meet with a member of our staff.

If you are perhaps simply curious about seeing martial arts training, we have lots of class footage on our social media channels to watch. Look up #TorontoHapkido.

Evoke 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. We offer 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.

Not quite.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) are buzz words thrown around at most martial arts Toronto schools.

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 🙂

Our commitment is teaching contemporary self defense skills that are safe, progressive, and practical for the everyday adult member.

Do you have questions about out Toronto self defense school?

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.

What else is different about this Self Defense school?

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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 Evoke Martial Arts are inclusive, beginner-friendly, and free of judgement.

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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.