We Welcome New Members Anytime!!!


New members are always welcome to join our Academy. We operate all year round with with no breaks for school terms and new members are alway welcome all year round. As our membership grows we just add new classes to our weekly class schedule to accommodate this.


Our Venue

The Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy is one of the premiere martial arts studios in New Zealand, being specifically set up for dedicated martial arts training.

The Academy is an owner-occupied, modern, dedicated martial arts centre in the heart of the Upper Hutt CBD. The premises provide over 330 m2 of area that includes a huge 200m2 training area covered in safety mats. 

In addition there are separate male and female changing rooms each with their own shower and 2 unisex toilets.

Address: 18 - 22 Queen Street, Upper Hutt (access from Lyster Lane)

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 Training Timetable






MONDAY   4.30 pm to 5.00 pm  Young Dragons  30 minutes
   5.00 pm to 5.45 pm  Hapkido Tigers  45 minutes
   5.45 pm to 6.00 pm  Open Training  15minutes
   6.00 pm to 6.45 pm  Hapkido Essentials *  45 minutes
   6.45 pm to 7.30 pm  Core Hapkido *  45 minutes
TUESDAY  6.30 pm to 7.30 pm Fitness Class - Coming Soon!  45 minutes
WEDNESDAY  6.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Hapkido Blitz (Teens)  45 minutes
   7.00 pm to 8.00 pm  Hapkido Blitz (Adults)  45 minutes
THURSDAY  5.00 pm to 5.45 pm  Hapkido Tigers  30 minutes
   5.45 pm to 6.00 pm  Open Training   45 minutes
   6.00 pm to 6.45 pm  Hapkido Essentials *  15minutes
   6.45 pm to 7.30 pm  Core Hapkido *  45 minutes
 SATURDAY  9.00 am to 9.45 am  Hapkido Tigers  45 minutes
   9.00 am to 9.45 am   Hapkido Blitz    45 minutes
   9.45 am to 10.30 am  Knight School  45 minutes
   10.00 am to 12.00 pm  Sword Fighting  120 minutes
* Run as single black-to-back class. Counts as one class for Membership Fee calculation regardless if you take one or both classes. 

The Open Training is not counted as a class. It is rather an informal period where students of all levels can get in some additional training under the guidance of a senior instructor. 
We offer year-round training. We do not stop for school term breaks or break for an extended period over Summer. The only times that we cancel classes on some public holidays and for about a week over the Christmas/New Year period. This is factored into our Membership Fees.    

How to Join


We invite you or your children to attend a complimentary orientation class with one of our instructors or senior students. The orientation class is usually held during one of the classes that you are interested in joining. The instructor will basically give you a 1 on 1 lesson as well as ask you about what you want to achieve out of Hapkido. This will allow us to focus on areas specific to your goals as you start your journey with us.

Please contact Callum at callum@hapkido.co.nz  or phone/text 021 330 989 to let us know when you want to try out your orientation class and to answer any questions you may have.

Please wear light loose sports type clothing at your orientation class and note that we train in bare feet.

After your orientation class you can decide whether the class is for you or not. If you are still not too sure then you can try a second class but most people join after their first orientaion class. To apply for Membership you can either pick up a Membership Form at the Academy or download - 2018 Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy Membership Application  
Complete both sides of the form and either email the form to Callum Forbes  or give it to an instructor at the Academy. Your membership will be confirmed once your application has been processed. 
Minors must have their membership form signed by a parent or guardian.  

As part of your enrollment we will also give you a "My Hapkido Journey" membership pack. This includes a lot of useful information including how the Academy is run, our grading systems and training notes. As you progress through your Hapkido programme additional material is provided to add to this pack to enhance your training experience.   


Membership Fees

When you join the Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy we charge you a Membership Fee. This helps to pay for the costs involved in delivering our classes such as venue costs, equipment costs and maintenance. None of our Instructors get paid - we are all volunteers. 
The Membership Fee is paid regularly whether or not you decide to attend classes - e.g. on the same basis of most gyms. Our fee calculations are based on 10 months of actual training a year per student (to allow for holidays, etc.). This is spread over the entire year to make paying and collecting membership fees easier for all concerned. If you cannot attend training for a genuine reason (such as an injury or work pressures) we will consider suspending your payments until you can return to training. 
Membership Fees are also payable in advance and most people pay them fortnightly as this suits most people's cash flow.If you wish to pay on a different cycle then the weekly membership fee is half that of the fortnightly membership fee for your class option and if you wish to pay monthly then the monthly membership fee is 2.2 times the fortnightly fee for your class option. 
Family Discount applies to members who are part of an immediate family who are all living together and to be eligible for the discount, the other family members need to be non-income earners – e.g. dependent children or a home keeper. Full fees are charged to the family member with the highest applicable class fee and then each subsequent family member is charged 50% of their relevant class fee. 

Class Options

 Special  3 Month Start Up plus Free Uniform Fortnightly Membership Fee  Casual Class Fee  
Dragons (1 Class a Week)  $125  $20 $15
Up to 2 Classes a Week (Knight School, Tigers, All Hapkido class options, Sword Fighting or a mix if eligible for more than one of these classes)   $225  $35 $20
Up to 4 Classes a Week (Knight School, Tigers, All Hapkido class options, Sword Fighting or a mix if eligible for more than one of these classes)  $335  $50 $20


You can also download our current fee schedule: Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy 2018 Membership Fees


Uniforms, Badges and Other Equipment 

Your First Few Classes 

When you first come along to try out one of our classes you can wear normal gym clothes or light loose fitting sports clothing. Once you decide to join you can purchase a training uniform.
After You Join
We wear a standard black Hapkido uniform. You can buy a black light/middleweight cotton Hapkido uniform through the Academy for $50 (all child and adult sizes) which is at least $25 cheaper than the retail price as we obtain them from a wholesale provider and pass the savings onto our members. We always keep a stock of these uniforms so you can buy one as soon as you decide to join.

We can also provide a light weight black top which many people prefer to wear in the warmer weather.
We also have a badge set for our white uniform top which must be worn by all Teen Hapkido and Hapkido students before they do their second grading (to blue belt). Junior Hapkido students do not have to wear the badges until they attain the Junior Red Belt grade and Young Dragons students are not required to have badges but many do.
Wearing the badges shows your pride in our Academy and in your training. It also identifies who you are at seminars and other events where members of other martial arts styles and clubs are also present. The Badge set consists of a set of 4 badges that costs $40 and like with the uniforms and clothing that we provide we sell these at cost only to our members.
Optional Equipment 

For safety, you also may wish to wear a mounth guard and MMA style grappling gloves for sparring once you are a blue belt or higher. Again we can provide these at cost for our members.
We can obtain most other types of martial arts equipment (e.g. body and limb guards, martial arts weapons, punching pads, punching bags, etc) at near wholesale prices plus shipping so if there is anything you need we can most likely get it for you. 


Contact Us

p: 021 330 989

e: Callum Forbes

Member of the World Kido Federation and Haminjok Hapkido Association
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