Keeping Fit

We start each class with a cardio workout that is specifically developed for martial arts students. Exercises working out leg and arms, stretching and forms all work together to provide balance and poise.

The physical activity involved in learning new techniques, understanding the importance of balance and   training with another student develop fitness and strength.


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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