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.

Training Video 


(Some Basic Hapkido Take Downs taught at the Upper Hutt Martial Arts Academy) 


April 2020 - What's New? 


COVID-19 UPDATE -2/4/2020

As you all know, we are in lock down for at least the next 4 weeks. This does not mean though that we have stopped training.
Our entire Hapkido syllabi - Hapkido, Hapkido Tigers, Hapkido Dragons are now available via the Member's Log In on this website and all of our students have been given a training framework which along with these videos will allow them to continue their personal training during this lock down period.
If you want to join our Academy as a new member once everything settles down and we can resume formal classes please contact me about our pre-enrolment Covid-19 onlline training programme.
Take care everybody.
Callum Forbes
(Academy Owner and Head Instructor)

 Upcoming Events 

  • 9th - 10th May 2020 - New Plymouth Hapkido Regional Tournament - Facebook Page - Postponed
  • 10th - 12th July 2020 - WKF Member Summit in San Francisco - Facebook Page - Likely to be Postponed
  • 18th July 2020 - New Zealand Martial Arts Hall of Fame Evening 2020 - Facebook Page - Postponed
  • 12th - 13th September 2020 - 3rd Oceania Cup and Seminars with GM Scott Seo in Upper Hutt. - Likely to be Postponed
  • 10th - 11th October 2020 - Budo South Martial Arts "Oceania Mulimpia"   


For further information please contact:

Contact Us

p: 021 330 989

e: Callum Forbes

Member of the World Kido Federation and Haminjok Hapkido Association
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