About Us



We are a family-focused martial arts school in the centre of Upper Hutt.

We offer a range of martial arts classes for children, teens and adults of all ages.

Our Academy culture is relaxed and friendly. Our mission is to help you and your family to achieve your own goals and to realise your martial arts potential.

We have a strong team of experienced Instructors - details of them can be found on our Instructors sub-page on the About Hapkido page. You will find that we offer much more than just martial arts and self-defence training and we would like you to join our family

So come along and try out an Orientation Class for you or your children and begin your own martial arts journey.

All of our classes are run at our modern, owner-occupied martial arts studio in the centre of Upper Hutt. Further information Here.



Our Core Classes

Hapkido for Adults and Teens
Hapkido is self-defence focused but training in Hapkido will also increase your physical abilities - stamina, strength, and flexibility - as well as your mental awareness and self-confidence. 

Further Information Here

Hapkido Tigers for Children aged 7 to 12
Hapkido Tigers is all about using Hapkido training to help your children develop into strong and confident adults. In addition to learning good self-defence skills, your child will also learn important life and leadership skills.
Further information Here.
Hapkido Dragons for Children aged 5 to 6
Hapkido Dragons program is for children aged from 5 to 6. The class focuses on fitness, and martial arts fundamentals. It serves as a primer for the more formal martial arts training in our Hapkido Tigers Class. 
Further information Here
Other Classes
We run several other classes that compliment Hapkido to allow you to go deeper into areas that are only covered lightly in the main Hapkido syllabus. These are "Ground Combatives", "Pressure Point Combatives" and "Principals of the Sword". Once you have attained the relevant grade requirement in Hapkido you may join any of these classes.

          Academy Update 9th June 2020

With the return to Level 1 we are basically back to normal with our training and with all of our classes at the Upper Hutt Martial Arts Academy.

Just a reminder that the Monday Dragons class now starts at 4.15 PM and ends at 4.45 PM and the Saturday morning sword classes from 10 am to 12 pm. These changes are permanent.

I would like to thank everybody for your support during Level 4 and for your cooperation and support during training through Levels 3 and 2.

You will no longer be required to fill in the Contact Tracing Log everytime you enter our Academy. However, we will be resuming our Class Register which we started earlier this year for class management purposes which will also serve as a tracing tool if need be. I am also looking at getting a QR code for the Academy although I am mindful that not everybody has a phone that can scan QR codes so use of this will be entirely optional and for your own personal contact tracing.   

We will still be continuing some of the increased cleaning and hygiene practices used during Levels 3 and 2 as these are goods things to continue especially given our increasing Academy membership and the new classes that we are introducing to accommodate this. Plus the fact that we are heading into Winter.

Just a reminder that if you or your children feel unwell to stay at home until you/they are better. 

If you have ever wanted to start a martial art now is the time to begin your martial arts journey.


 For further information please contact:

 Complete Martial Arts Supplies

Contact Us

p: 021 330 989

e: Callum Forbes

Member of the World Kido Federation and Haminjok Hapkido Association
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