About Us


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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 martial arts/self-defence goals and to realise your own 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 October 2021


All classes are running as normal over the School Holiday break
7th September 2021 - Covid 19 Update

Hi everybody,

We have just received an update from the New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation which we are a member of. Since the first lock down last year, the Federation has been working closely with Sport New Zealand to put together training protocols for different Covid Levels.
In absence of up to date guidance from Sport NZ our current understanding is that at alert level 2 we CAN return to contact training so full Hapkido training is BACK ON, BUT alert Level 2 is different with Delta.
From Thursday all adult classes (Hapkido, Family Hapkido and the Saturday Sword Class) will resume as normal. To give children the chance to settle back into school, we will delay the resumption of the Dragons and Tigers classes until Monday next week.
Under the revised level 2 for Delta the following protocols will be applied:
• Facilities MUST have a written plan for safe operation in place (see NZJJF-Covid-19 Level 2 Delta Safety Management Plan which will be on our reception counter).
• Facilities MUST have an NZ COVID Trace QR Code displayed in a prominent place at or near the main entrances to their premises
• Contact-tracing register MUST be in place and available to be accessed quickly for contact tracing purposes and for up to 30 days after the contact was recorded.
• Training MUST be restricted to a maximum of 50 people within the dojo (including spectators and admin staff) to enable physical distancing requirements and the ability to exercise safely.
• Masks MUST be worn by anyone not participating in training on the mat.
• Good personal hygiene practices MUST continue – wash and dry your hands before and after training, cough into elbow and don’t touch your face.
• Participants MUST bring their own personal equipment (towels, water bottles, etc).
• Surfaces and equipment MUST be regularly cleaned and disinfected where practicable i.e. before and after training, with particular attention paid to “touch points” areas (e.g. door handles, toilet handles, taps etc.).
• Activities MUST be well within participants’ confidence and skill level to reduce the likelihood of needing emergency services.
• Participants MUST maintain physical distancing (>2m) when not participating in Ju Jitsu on the mat.
• Control arrival and departure to maintain required physical distancing (>2m) for example; extend the time interval between sessions, and use different exit and entry doors if available.
• Training uniforms must be WASHED between each training session.
• Participants MUST stay home if they are sick. If they have flu-like symptoms, advise them to self-isolate at home and get tested immediately.

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