Confidence and Well-Being

  • After a while practising a martial art, you start to understand your body better, how it can and cannot move; how to look aftert it and good eating habits.
  • Learn not to walk like a victim. How carrying yourself confidently and being situationally aware becomes fun and deters most attacks.

Women in Hapkido

Hapkido does not require strength or size to be effective, which makes it particularly attractive to women. It’s more fun than the gym, but offers plenty of aerobic and conditioning work to keep fit while learning lots of practical self-defence techniques that are effective in the real world. It does not take long to build […]

Is Martial Art training for me?

(This article was provided by Master Callum Forbes, 6th Dan, Chief instructor, Hapkido New Zealand. Callum is also the instructor for the Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy). YOU can learn effective self-defence skills at ‘self-defence seminars’ but while the techniques taught at these are effective, they require repeated practice over time to ensure that you can […]

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