New Members Are Welcome Anytime!!!


New members are always welcome to join our Academy. We operate all year round with with no breaks for school terms so you can start training when it suits you or your family. 


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 and modern martial arts training equipment. 

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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How to Join 


We invite you or your children to attend a complimentary orientation class in the class that you are interested in joining. During the class an instructor will give you 1 on 1 session 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  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.

We will also get you to fill out a brief questionnaire to help find out what your training goals are, your general health situation and if you have any criminal convictions (please note that we don't accept membership applications from people who have any major criminal convictions).   

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 - 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 by email 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.   

 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
   6.00 pm to 7.30 pm  Hapkido (Adults and Teens)  90 minutes *
TUESDAY  5.00 pm to 5.45 pm  Hapkido Tigers - Red Belts and Higher  45 minutes
   6.00 pm to 7.30 pm  Hapkido (Adults and Teens)
 90 minutes 
WEDNESDAY  6.00 pm to 6.45 pm  Hapkido for Teenagers  45 minutes *
   6.45 pm to 7.30 pm  Hapkido (Adults and Teens)  45 minutes *
THURSDAY  5.00 pm to 5.45 pm  Hapkido Tigers  30 minutes
   6.00 pm to 6.45 pm  Coming Soon - Ground Combatives   45 minutes
   6.00 pm to 7.30 pm  Hapkido (Adults and Teens)  90 minutes *
   7.30 pm to 8.00 pm  Coming Soon - Kyusho-Jitsu  30 minutes
FRIDAY  5.00 pm - 5.45 pm  Comimg Soon - Hapkido Tigers   45 minutes
SATURDAY  9.00 am to 9.45 am  Hapkido Tigers / Teen and Adult informal training  45 minutes
   9.45 am to 10.45 am   European Martial Arts - Beginner  Weapons    60 minutes
   9.45 am to 10.30 am  European Martial Arts - Unarmed Combat  45 minutes **
   10.30 am to 11.45 pm  European Martial Arts - Weapons  45 mniutes **
   11.30 am to 12,00 pm  European Martial Arts - Sparring  30 minutes **
SUNDAY 10 am to 12 pm Sparring Class - every second Sunday of the Month - FREE to all members and invited guests.  120 minutes
* The 90 minute Hapkido Classes are run in two 45 minute sessions. The frst session covers fitness, flexibility, striking techniques and light contact sparring (e.g. generic martial arts skills). The second session covers the Hakido grading syllabus. Most students do the full 90 minute class but you may elect just to do one part of it. For the purpose of membership fee calculations, whether you just do one of the 45 minute sessions or the full 90 minutes, both are counted as one class. This also applies to the two 45 minute classes on Wednesdays althuogh the first session is speciifically aimed at teenagers.

** The European Martial Arts class is broken into 3 sessions because we realise that many people cannot commit to a full 2 hours of training on a Saturday morning. You can do one, two or all three classes depending on what best suits your schedule. For the purpose of membership fee calculations, whether you do one, two or three sessions, all count as being one class. 

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. 

Membership Fees are based on how many classes you attend per week. You don't have to choose any particular nights to train, rather you decide week by week which class(es) best suits you or your children. If you miss a class in any particular week for whatever reason you may do a catch up class whenever it suits you.      

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 or monthly as these suit most people's cash flow.If you wish to pay on a different cycle (e.g. weekly, quarterly, annually, etc.) then you can also do that.
Family Discount may apply to members who are part of an immediate family who are all living together. 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. 

We do not offer Casual Classes

Class Options

Special  3 Month Start Up plus Free Uniform Fortnightly Membership Fee  Monthly Membership Fee  
Dragons (1 Class a Week)  $125  $20 $45
Up to 2 Classes a Week - All Hapkido class options (including Ground Combatives and Kyusho-Jitsu), Hapkido Tigers and Sword Fighting.    $225  $35 $75
Up to 4 Classes a Week -All Hapkido class options (including Ground Combatives and Kyusho-Jitsu), Hapkido Tigers and Sword Fighting.   $300  $50 $110
5 or more Classes a Week -All Hapkido class options (including Ground Combatives and Kyusho-Jitsu), Hapkido Tigers and Sword Fighting.   $390  $60  $135

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.    

You can also download our current fee schedule: Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy 2019 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 $60 (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 uniform top which must be worn by all Teen Hapkido and Hapkido students before they do their second grading (to blue belt). Hapkido Tigers students do not have to wear the badges until they attain the Tigers 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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