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 December 2021


From Friday 3rd December, the Wellington Region moves to the Amber Traffic Light setting.


Under the Traffic Lights system, Sports New Zealand have classified all martial arts schools as GYMS. Under this ruling we are required to scan/and or validate Vaccine Passes for anybody entering our premises either as training members, spectators or prospective new members.

We are always looking for new members to join our team and now is a good time to join because we only have a short break over the Christmas Holiday period. This allows you uninterrupted training over the Summer months.   


Training Over the Christmas and New Year Period



Last Dragons class for 2021 is Friday 17th December.

All Dragons classes resume training from Monday, 10th January 2022. 


Last Tigers class for 2021 is Tuesday 21st December.

All Tigers classes resume training from Monday, 10th January 2022.

All Hapkido/Sword Classes:

The last Tigers and Hapkido Gradings for the year will be held on Thursday 16th December.

Last Hapkido class for 2021 is Tuesday 21st December.

Informal Training over the Holiday Break

I will open the Dojang for informal training for all Tigers and Hapkido students on Wednesday 29th December and Wednesday 5th January from 5 pm to 7 pm. You are welcome to come along and do your own training.



 For further information please contact:


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Contact Us

p: 021 330 989

e: Callum Forbes

Member of the World Kido Federation and Haminjok Hapkido Association
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