To Evoke the Human Spirit and Unleash the Courage to Impact our World through the Power of Martial Arts.
Welcome to Evoke Martial Arts. The city’s top choice for fitness kickboxing, self defense, and muay thai in Toronto.
We nurture a safe, inspiring, and inclusive culture where members tap into their ultimate potential to live their best life.
Martial Arts – Kickboxing – Muay Thai – Self Defense.
Resuming Summer 2021
Adults & Teens
2021 Summer Camps
For kids ages 5 ~ 12
Evoke challenges the typical mind-body training experience. Beyond accolades of achievement, fighting skills, or aesthetic rituals – we focus on the very essence of what martial arts training is really all about.
Our members are proof that training muay thai, kickboxing, or any type of martial art and self defense – in an environment that fosters individuality while being part of a community – makes all the difference.
As a member, you will enjoy a family-like vibe that sets you up for success in achieving goals for yourself or your kids.
Came across an 11 year old photo of my youngest with Master Dayo and just thought about the great memories that both she and her sister have of their time here. They are no longer members but starting with little dragons and continuing on to the kids program gave them both a solid foundation of... discipline and respect which continues to this day. I wanted to say thank and let others know that this was a very important part of my girls growth.read more
I didn't have good stamina and I easily got tired, so I joined the virtual kickboxing class at EVOKE to be in a good shape.EVOKE offers such powerful and exciting classes and I enjoy the intensity and pace of the workout.Classes are very well- structured and inspiring so it is great for mental... health and staying active and positive.The instructor - Tess is very knowledgeable and a great motivator. She's always energitic and brings positivity to her class.매일이 똑같은 지루한 일상 속에 들어온 특별한 수업 :)Highly recommend!read more
This is a perfect place if you're looking for discipline, control yourself and inner strength. Wellness, good shapes are just bonus from the good work out. What you'll have is not just sweat or losing weight but also new life style. Highly recommend!!
I have been taking the online classes since the beginning of the pandemic and I cannot recommend them more! They have fantastic classes with clear and concise instructions. Great motivators and teachers!
Jason Wing Q.
I initially joined the free virtual workouts, which was quick response to the pandemic. At the time, I didn't even know what zoom was! I was introduced to THA through a friend and realized the ABSOLUTE need for a virtual fitness community, to keep me inspired and accountable.Tess is a great... teacher -- she's not only inspiring, but also very organized and maximizes each second/minute. Would recommend to anybody who wants to stay consistent with their workouts!read more
I am new in the kickboxing world and had no much idea what to expect when I showed up for my first class in this studio. Absolutely great experience, amazing workout and kickboxing basics taught in a very clearly and fun way. Totally suggest if you are committed and what to get in shape and feel... motivated.read more
I have been training at THA for the past 5 years and it is has the most wonderful team of instructors. They are supportive, motivating and extremely knowledgeable. Throughout the past number of months the THA team has done an incredible job switching classes to their online platform to accommodate... their students and help everyone during these uncertain times. I look forward to heading back to the school for in person classes soon!read more
My son had such a great time at this camp. He came home everyday happy and couldn’t wait to go back. I was very impressed with all the staff and activities. Also loved the focus not just on fun but fundamental principals like respect, honesty etc. Thank you for putting the effort in to create a... safe and fun environment where my son could just learn and have fun with his peers, especially in these times. Appreciate it.read more
My wife and son were already full members of Toronto Hapkido Academy so when they moved to overing virtual classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic I decided to give it a try. I have been very happy with that decision and am reaping the rewards. The evening workout sessions are a great way to get in a... workout after sitting at my desk all day. They are challenging but the instructors are very encouraging and offer tips to adjust the exercises to each participant's level. I have definitely seen an improvement in my fitness over the last couple of months.read more
I’ve been with THA a little over 4 months now doing the kickboxing program! Best decision I ever made to go to their trial class! Ever since then I’ve been hooked! Love the environment, the coaches and instructors are amazing and go above and beyond to help us achieve our goals! Highly recommend... this place over and over again!read more
Instructors are very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. I started fitness kickboxing 3 months ago and I usually come here twice a week. Every lesson is well designed and unique which gives me motivation to come every week! The facility is exceptionally clean as well! Highly recommended 🙂
Place is nicely clean! (I found not too many in the neighboorhood have a clean mat) Did the muay thai class & its fantastic for all levels. Their techniques is really really well taught. Just love getting a great workout too. Everybody is super friendly & very respectful, which as a beginner makes... u feel safe & comfortable. Looking forward to my next class!read more
My now 7 y/o daughter started with the Little Dragons program in 2018 and is still going strong! In the fall of 2019, I was curious about and decided to try the adult kickboxing classes: Best decision of my life! The most diverse workouts instructed by genuinely enthusiastic, knowledgable, caring... and motivating individuals who go out of their way to make you feel like family. In a short time, you will feel great and notice a difference too! The best part is that I can do my thing while my daughter does hers in the same venue. Thank you to everyone at T.H.A. Martial Arts & Kickboxing for making the experience a great one for both of us!!read more
I joined the kick boxing fitness classes with my daughter just over a year ago on a trial basis, and I got hooked! I'm still attending classes at least 3 times a week. I feel more energetic, stronger and lost over 20 pounds!!Everyone is friendly, motivating and enthusiastic. Instructors are fun... knowledgeable and always challenge you to do your best.read more
My 5 year old daughter starting with T.H.A in September of 2019, by the end of January 2020 it is now her favorite extra curricular activity.Great place, instructors are fantastic and they teach the kids allot more then just martial arts, they talk about respect, family and really put a great... deal of effort in their development.Fantastic place, highly recommendedread more
My six year old son started several months ago and we are both loving this program. He is anxious to go every week and learn new skills; I see it building his coordination and confidence. I LOVE the teachers here- they expect attention and focus and in return treat the children with such respect.... My older kids have been through many activities through the years and we've never experienced a place where ALL the teachers are so great with the kids. I really appreciate the life lessons taught at the same time- they learn about confidence, respect, gratitude, etc in a way they can understand. I wholeheartedly recommend!read more
I started a few weeks ago and I have enjoyed the classes and each class is different and challenges you. The instructors are professional and very good at what they do. They all know you by name and I would recommend this place to everyone.
THA is the best place for martial arts for your kids. With extremely talented masters they guide the kids not only to learn what they have to but to guide them to have discipline and respect in life. An amazing place with a fun but serious environment. Your kids will be learning and growing so... much. 100% recommended.read more
Very good instructor, good class size and everyone's friendly with good attitudes. Highly recommend for good training. If you're new you won't feel like you have to rush into learning the ropes, highly recommend and will go back when in the area.
T.HA. Martial Arts provide an amazing learning environment for children. They intentionally foster a safe and confidence building atmosphere aimed at developing character as well as physical strength and skill. All the staff are energetic and passionate about teaching. They are thoughtful and... personal in their interactions with the children. I really can’t say enough about the value of this facility and special group of people to our community. Try it out!read more
Adult martial arts and Kids martial artsTruly a beginner friendly gym. Everywhere else had no real fitness behind them. All the money you invest here is completely worth, do your trials though! And get a feel for yourself.
First time I practiced a martial art, and I am sincerlly happy to start in this academy!!!Friendly atmosphere with a Professional and experienced intructors, I really have fun.Very greatful, and thanks you guys to give us your bestI hope to find a good dojo in Paris ( France) 😉
The best place to train and experience friendship under supervising of professional coaches.The ambiance is a home.They gonna mail you a handwritten postal card after joining which was so impressive for me that they didn't print a typical card and just put the address on an already printed... sticker, they put effort and they write something by hand for me! That made a very good feeling for me!Keep going folks and it's my pleasure to be one of you!read more
I signed up for the 3-week trial and saying that so far I really enjoy the adult classes is an understatement. I think this academy is amazing. The place is clean. The facility has A/C and also it's nice that there are chairs to sit and watch/wait for the next class. I find it especially notable... that instructors and students alike are personable. Everyone is positive, professional and supportive. It's a great environment to be in after a long day and just to keep up fitness as well as learn and practise something new in every class.The instructors have been very attentive, and will introduce you and help break the ice by having everyone welcome you to the classes. I think it's great and helps to build the culture! Classes have an excellent mix of variety and stays interesting for me while also helps with practising and doing drills. Each of the instructors are friendly! They remember names and are good at involving you in the classes.I mainly have been taught by Master Dayo who is entertaining and informative with his teaching and ties it in practically with 'street' fighting.I think the dojang has a good professional vibe while balancing approachability and personability. Five stars!read more
Amazing academy that is beginner and family friendly! Went for a trial class and the instructors were very friendly and understanding of different skill levels. Would recommend to anyone looking for a muay thai/hapkido academy.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I have been training at THA for about 7 years now. I started with the teen hapkido class and I absolutely loved it, all the trainers are amazing, it is such a warm and supportive environment. Now I do the Muay Thai classes and the fitness kickboxing classes.... Both are an extremely good workout and a lot of fun. The trainers at THA create such an amazing environment, everyone encourages you to do your best and push yourself. I always leave class with a smile on my face, and proud of what I accomplished.read more
One of the best kickboxing classes in Toronto.- knowledgeable, experienced and energetic kickboxing instructors- the facility is very clean- all equipment is well-maintained and in good shape- very friendly welcoming environment- not only keep me in a good shape but also help to build muscles.
Signed up my son for the kickboxing classes and so thankful that I found this place! Coaches here are the nicest people I have ever met. They are patient, kind, knowledgeable and helpful. My son was very comfortable around the trainers all the time. He learned a lot and I noticed a significant... improvement in his behavior, confidence and technique.read more
The Toronto Hapkido Academy has been a truly wonderful experience. As an adult engaging in martial arts for the first time, the environment has been ideal. All of the instructors have been motivating, knowledgeable, and supportive. The classes offer a great workout and a chance to feel a little bit... badass. I look forward to continuing the journey!read more
I am a fitness trainer, after 9 years of teaching other people I was looking for a new personal challenge, I was very luck to find THA. I can’t say enough regardless of your fitness level you feel welcome, you feel stronger with each class. My upper body strength was increase so much, each class... is different, dynamic, challenging and fun 🙂read more
I love being at THA MARTIAL ARTS , It is an amazing experience , the people and instructors are so friendly , i love walking in on a Saturday morning to help out , the techniques they teach are so amazing and so useful , THA martial arts is amazing and lots of fun , every time I go in I get better... and better and i feel so amazing physically , mentally and emotionally , I love being here , since I started here I learned so much and I really have no words , I suggest people try it out , you will love it here , I know I do ,read more
Toronto Hapkido academy is great.If you are looking into hapkido you should defenetly join this school.Speaking from a students perspective the instructors, the other students there are very kind and friendly. The instructors will listen to your questions and give you tips on how to improve your... techniques.Overall I think Toronto hapkido academy is great.read more
T.H.A provides kids and adults martial arts classes. My review below is exclusively regarding the adult Muay Thai classes, an extremely positive experience.Community:-The students of Muay Thai are typically career professionals and the health and safety aspect concern them. Most students attend... regularly, and they know they will face each other again. Therefore, the system is not egocentric and there is an atmosphere of friendship and support. I am yet to see a serious injury caused by one member upon the other.-When doing the drills, the senior students are usually paired against the beginners, so the rookies can watch and improve their techniques.Instructors:-During the training, the main instructors observe us and give live feedback.-There is a strong emphasis on building cardio capacity and proper breathing to remain relaxed when fighting.-Proper technique execution is valued more highly than inefficient use of power.-Prior to every drill, the correct way is shown and repeated a few times to explain the thinking behind it.-There are generous junior instructors who can help you even outside the official training hours.-The key instructor -Master Dayo- is very knowledgeable about quality warm up, cool down, stretching and etc needed to minimize the risk of injuries. He assures that the students have the proper technical and cardio base, before jumping to the more advanced classes.Logistics:-Free parking is available on the backstreets.-Business day adult classes start after 7:00 P.M.-The mirrors across the training room allow you to check your form.Despite its violent exterior, Muay Thai is a beautiful sport and requires alot more than brute force. You will learn how to work around your advantages and disadvantages, while keeping calm and conscious. It is a complex combination of useful physical and mental attributes. I strongly suggest interested people to try Muay Thai at least for a few sessions at Toronto Hapkido Academy.read more
sasha hajy H.
Our 7yo and 4yo both attend T.H.A and we couldn't be happier with the decision to join 2 years ago. What appeals most to us about Hapkido is the value system that is instilled within each person there. Our children learn about personal responsibility, respect, discipline and honour. The environment... is warm and friendly, and the instructors are really wonderful with the kids. We're proud to call this our Dojo and will continue to send our children here for many many years to come.read more
My family’s experience with Toronto Hapkido Academy has been nothing short of fantastic from my very first phone call to ask for information to my daughter’s most recent class. The organization, staff, and classes are top-notch. Everything you could hope for in a martial arts school!
My family has been a part of the Hapkido Academy community for 6 years and the benefits cannot possibly be counted! I feel incredibly lucky that both of my sons have been learning this martial art since they were 4. It has instilled self value, confidence and a mind body connection that extremely... useful in all they do on and off the mats. The instructors take the time to learn about each child. They have created a welcoming learning environment for all who walk in the door.The adult classes are as challenging as you would like to make them. However, there is a balance of structure and pure enjoyment!read more
Sarah Power S.
I love this place!! I currently attend the fitness kickboxing classes. I love the convenience of the drop in schedules and the instructors are so kind - they are always willing to encourage and support members. There is a great sense of community at THA and I always look forward to my classes. It... is an empowering and fun way to get fit and just boost mood and energy in general!read more
This is an amazing martial arts school!My daughter has been taking classes here for a few months, and from t he very first day we were amazed by how good the instructors are and how kind, welcoming, and fun they make their lessons. There is a very clear sense of respect going both ways, of the... fact the instructors care about each and every kid learning to do hapkido, and of constant encouragement to try and persevere and continue to get better.You can see the instructors enjoy and have fun teaching these kids, and you can see the kids respond to that. It's wonderful to watch the little ones master skills they didn't have, and it's great to see them take to heart the habits and ways of thinking that they talk about at the beginning of each lesson.In short, this place is something special, and we're grateful to be a part of it. I would strongly recommend this for anyone wishing their kids practice and develop their physical abilities, and to practice focus, respect (of self and others), discipline, hard work, kindness, patience... the list goes on.Thank you! and please keep doing an amazing job!read more
I am liking doing the Adult Hapkido class and I have learned so much from the instructors and I feel like I am not only taking a class but that I am part of a family and I highly recommend taking a class. 🤳👍👐🥋
Great place for my 8 year old son and 11 year old daughter! Instructors are encouraging, meet my kids’ unique needs, and teach life skills like respect in addition to having them workout and learn self-defence. It’s also pretty great that I can workout too every time we come 🥊
When I first joined THA I was looking for something to help with stress relief. I had never been a part of any gym before, and had certainly never boxed, so I was nervous that the classes would be too difficult or that I would make a fool of myself. I started in the Fitness Kickboxing class and... never looked back. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, welcoming, and encouraging to all of their members, some of which have been coming to the gym for over 10 years! I consistently found the workouts challenging, but doable, and I was able to measure my progress over time. The Fitness Kickboxing is done with standing punching bags, but the instructors make sure to teach you proper Muay Thai technique.When I needed a little more instruction or correction, the instructors were always there, and never made me feel stupid or singled out.After almost a year of of the Fitness Kickboxing class, I started taking their Muay Thai classes as well, which I enjoyed even more. The Muay Thai is done with pads and gloves in pairs, and often a more experienced student is paired with a beginner. The other members are also extremely friendly and welcoming and know their stuff - I have never felt like they resented me for being more inexperienced or needing to take a combination a little slower. I have also always felt very safe in their classes even though I was initially afraid of being hit - but I have never been struck by accident or without pads.From someone who had never done workouts and always hated exercise, I highly recommend this school. I have noticed a significant decrease in my anxiety and feel much better about myself now that I am more active. Whether you are a beginner or just looking to try something new, I would recommend coming to this school - you will not regret it!read more
I dropped from an XL to small in 4 months! But that is just one of the many reasons I find THA life changing.I have battled my weight all my life and I joined the Kickboxing and Muay Thai program to change that. The environment of THA makes me flourish, I feel a lot more stronger and agile than I... ever thought I could be, the instructors have such a positive impact that THA is the best part of my day.Besides dropping pounds, my stress level has reduced (because you literally get to punch your pain away), and I am a lot more productive at work. Finally, I feel like no matter how my career goes, family treats me or life hits me, I always have THA to look forward to.Please do try it out, I drive 30 minutes to get to THA every day and it is well worth it. I have been to a number of martial art academies and fitness places in Canada and ended up with no change, but what Tess Ma’am and Master Dayo have created is just not reproducible. This is it, there is just one diamond mine in Toronto and it is THA. Hope to see you there soon!PS: Words cannot describe how much I love this place, so I will keep updating this review as I go 🙂read more
Want to spend more time with your spouse and get in the best shape of life well this is the place for you, the staff is friendly, helpful and will motivate you. Just want to thank the staff for helping us improve our way of life.
I recommend T.H.A to everyone, every age and every level, I started two weeks ago ,the staff and members are great. regardless of your level, they show candor, respect and teach you a lot about your self .This place and the people that work there are great, they breath martial art and human value.... Hapkido it self, for what I know is more than just a martial arts, its benefit goes beyond any of my expectation.I love this sport and this place, try and you will tooread more
My son started the Lil’ Dragons program with the hope that he would learn self defense skills as well as discipline the Martial Art is known to offer. He is not only learning Hapkido, but life lessons that serve him well on and off the mat. We are blown away by the care and dedication the staff... continue to show our family. They create such a warm community for kids and adults alike. We have 2 children registered in Lil’ Dragons with our 3rd waiting patiently to start.read more
I have been going to T.H.A. for about three months now and never once did i not look forward to coming to class! T.H.A offers three different classes: Hapkido, Muay Thai, and Fitness kickboxing. I started off with the Muay Thai class out of curiosity and end up with sampling all three of them.The... Muay Thai class is challenging but fun. The instructors make sure that everyone understands and grasps the basic before advancing to a more complicated technique. A mixture of this and a little bit of cardio work makes this class an awesome class.The Fitness Kickboxing class is as equally fun and challenging as the muay thai class. This one is a combination of fast-pace and high intensityactivities. From the way the class is designed and the instructors to the attending members, it makes you want to better yourself and not slack.Last but not least, the Hapkido class. This class involves more ground work (grappling), a little different from the first two classes due to its technicality. However the instructors always pay careful attention and make sure that each technique is done properly. This might look scary and intimidating when watched, but it is actually very enjoyable.Overall, T.H.A is a great place to learn martial art or just to be more active and surrounded with positive people. If in doubt, try their 3-week trial program where you can sample all three classes and decide which one resonates best with you.read more
My son started the Lil Dragons program in September and loves it. The entire instructor team has been fantastic in ensuring each child is engaged, having fun and learning valuable life lessons. They truly want each child to be successful and earn their stripes. My son has absolutely shown... improved confidence and self control since starting. He was just old enough to do this past March Break camp and had a blast. The entire instructor team took great care of him and he can't wait for summer camp.My husband also does adult classes and loves it! He calls it his second home!If you are looking to enrol your child into martial arts, T.H.A is a wonderful family friendly place that I highly recommend.read more
I’m a sucker for group fitness and this place takes it to another level.Easy to access by car or transit. Challenges for all levels, great atmosphere, family friendly and amazing instructors.I highly recommend for those looking to get in shape/increase fitness level, learn a beautiful martial art... and enjoy the company of incredible members.No regrets with their trial offer, 3 weeks unlimited access to all classes and a free pair of gloves! Best decision I made all year.read more
Over the years I’ve had trouble keeping with a consistent workout routine.With kickboxing at Toronto Hapkito Academy, I’m always motivated to show up to class!The sessions are always fun, challenging and dynamic. The trainers keep the classes interesting and the workout activities change often;... which makes the hour go by quickly. Plus, the other students are very friendly and we all make a point of encouraging each other.I’ve been attending classes at Toronto Hapkito Academy for 3 months and I can see and feel my body transform. I love the results so far and I’m excited to keep going. Also, my friend has recently joined me at kickboxing! Going to class together is a great way to motivate each other in our fitness journey.Kickboxing at Toronto Hapkito Academy is a unique balance between fun and very very hard work. Once class is finished, I feel an immense sense of pride because I know I’ve pushed myself. I love it!read more
Best Kickboxing classes ever! Classes are always diferente and challenging. You always leave feeling strong and empowered.Love the staff!!!!My 5 year old daughter is a Little Dragon and she is always looking forward to her next Hapkido class! Love they teach her discipline, focus and... respect.Can’t wait for my son to be a Little Dragon too.read more
I cant' say enough good things about THA. Both my children have greatly benefited from Little Dragons and Kidz classes. My son has been in classes for the past 5 years and has significantly improved his focus/discipline and developed his self-confidence. He loves attending his classes and is... motivated to get his black belt one day. Of all the programs he does this is by far his favourite! My daughter used to watch on the sidelines until she was finally old enough to join the classes a few years ago. She too has developed her self-confidence and mastered her little Dragons skills. We've also done summer and March break camps which my children love. These are very well organized programs, amazing instructors and a very welcoming place where my children love to go a few times a week and feel part of the THA community.read more
As a mom of 3 I found it hard to motivate myself to get out there and try something like this. I thought it would be boring and I wouldn't stick to it. Boy was i wrong.. this place is amazing they make you feel so welcome and I look forward to each and every class. They are on your side no matter... what. There is no looking down on people just genuine people helping eachother out! Love this place and I can't wait till I can reach my goal! Myself and my friend try to make it every night!read more
Taking Muay Thai classes at T.H.A. has been great! The environment is very welcoming and allows for growth, physically and mentally. Only going here for two months and I can feel the difference in my physical fitness. Would definitely recommend T.H.A.!!
Our sensitive, smart, playful, and slightly scatter-brained son was being bullied at school by a number of children over two years. In addition to our efforts dealing with the school, my wife and I were looking for a confidence-building activity for him. Back when I was in my twenties and early... thirties, I trained heavily at an Okinawan Karate and Ju-Jitsu school in Markham, but I was initially hesitant to have my 5-year-old son try an art I didn't have a background in. Eight months in, here are my observations:I am VERY IMPRESSED with T.H.A., both for their kids Hapkido and adult Muy Thai classes. There are schools cheaper, and closer to where we live mid-town (Toronto), but IMHO, this place is an EXCELLENT value, and well worth the slightly longer drive. I have not experienced their adult Hapkido classes, but I suspect they will be just as good if not better, considering this is first and foremost a Hapkido school.Children, teen, and adult classes, martial arts and fitness occur throughout the afternoon and evening. The schedule isn't posted on their website, but you can get it by emailing them. I found their no-strings-attached, free intro classes for my son and myself thoroughly enjoyable. They offer a few membership packages based on how much you can afford, and how much you want train. We went with the annual Hapkido membership for my son, and I chose a medium-term Muy Thai membership as a trial for myself. As luck...and my own carelessness would have it, I sustained a significant injury while on a ski trip. T.H.A. were happy to put my membership on hold, with no conditions. As soon as my doctor gives me the OK, I'm going back!We've also attended a number of their community BBQs, and parties: Hilarious, and family friendly. Well worth going. Our 4-year-old is itching to start.Bar none, T.H.A has the best kids martial arts classes I've ever seen! Their instructors PERFECTLY strike that hard to achieve, balanced mix of discipline, fun, physical challenge, technical instruction, and character-building. The latter is in the form of engaging discussions in Honesty, Empathy, etc. that are part of each 30 minute "Lil Dragons" class. How they effectively pack each class with all of the above is definitely worth seeing for yourself. In addition to the exercise, I really liked this character-building piece for our son. I see his physical skills, confidence, patience, and ability to verbally assert himself steadily growing with each week.As for my experience, I found the adult Muy Thai class also struck a perfect balance of ensuring a safe space, comfortable for beginners, while also steadily amping up the physical and technical challenge. I felt playfully pushed, but also supported when I needed to back off (I've got more than a few injuries). I also felt instantly welcomed. That was nice. My fellow participants were all shades, shapes, abilities, and intensity levels. I made a point of wiping the sweat out of my eyes every now and then to look around and see how others seemed to be doing. Everyone seemed to be finding the perfect level of challenge for themselves, while having a blast. I know I was.The school is well stocked with quality sparring gloves and pads if you don't have your own. If memory serves, you get gloves and wraps with an annual membership. The class I took was partner-based work with gloves and pads. Fun! No ceiling-mounted heavy-bags, but movable "heavy" punching bags with the weighted bottoms. They even have little ones for the kids classes!Target Market: Family, Individual, & Couples...so basically something for everyone.Conclusion: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Take an intro-class and see for yourself.Ryanread more
I had been here for 3 years. I find many new friend. I am a girl this class made me gain my confident. Also, this class help me to focus and I really enjoy to doing kickboxing. In addition I lost weight in this class, and this community welcome to everyone, which made me feel like home. I am... thankful to this class that help me in my life.read more
I found THA online and I've started going regularly for the muay Thai class and the fitness kickboxing. It is an amazing workout you'll feel the next day and everyone here is so welcoming like family. I definitely recommend this dojo to everyone and all my friends. ☆☆☆☆☆
Erica de S.
I have been doing Hapkido for 6 years. it has helped with my discipline, I've learned to focus and respect other people. It is good for exercise and self defence. We do different punching, kicking, and grappling techniques. Our instructors are patient and kind.
I recommend this place to everyone. I myself have been training at Toronto Hapkido Academy for over 8 years and I have learned so much. It has helped me in many aspects of my life such as focus,disapline and I can confidently say it has made me into a better person overall. My fellow peers are... encouraging to each other and help each other train in a positive environment. I always look forward to going to class because I think it's the best part of my day. I think Hapkido is a place for everyone and everyone can benefit from it mentally and physically.read more
Awesome staff and awesome members! The instructors are highly qualified, very knowledgeable, and very patient. They give extra attentio to the new students and the seniors also help the new ones. T.H.A Martial Arts is a place that makes you feel like home!
I joined T.H.A. about 4 months ago and it has been an incredible experience.Everyone is friendly and willing to help. The Muay Thai classes are great if you want to learn authentic Muay Thai techniques and have a great workout. The fitness kickboxing classes will improve your fitness level, help... you lose the extra fat, and gain strength.I found the class schedule to be very convenient for working professionals (There are classes at different times but usually after 6pm).Overall, I'd recommend this place for anybody who is into MMA or fitness in general. Well-deserved 5 stars.read more
My son has been a "Lil Dragon" at THA Martial Arts for 3 years now and, as I was telling Miss Tess yesterday, our love for this school keeps growing every day. At each and every class, and at each and every fun + fantastic event that is put on, I sit in amazement to watch what Master Dayo has built... with the help of each and every administrator, instructor, student instructor, and volunteer. The sense of welcoming and of family is very evident in everything they do. I don't how they do it, but everyone who works there even has every child's name memorized by their very first class. The way each and every person works with the children in their program is inspiring - it is very obvious that they love what they do.Not only are the people great, but so are the programs they offer. I can only speak to the Lil Dragon's program and their Kids Summer Camp at this point, but my son has gained not only important martial arts skills, but priceless life lessons about self-esteem, patience, confidence, control over their body and mind, leadership, friendship and family values.My son is currently a Brown Belt in the Lil Dragon program and he can't wait until he gets his Dragon Belt and then advances to the Kids Program. At that time, my youngest son will then begin his adventure with the Lil Dragons and I am so excited for both of them to see how far they will go in Hapkido.read more
My family is greatly benefiting from our experience with THA Martial Arts. Not only are my boys becoming physically stronger, and more knowledgeable about self defense, but they are also becoming more confident and are learning important values. I appreciate how they are encouraged to focus on... their own self discipline and skills development rather than comparing themselves to others. I also truly value that they must truly earn and pass their belt test in order to move forward. When my son did not pass, he was told so in a very respectful way. I think he learned to fail with dignity that day, and returned to his class with renewed effort. In the end when he passed with confidence, he told me it meant more because he knew he had to earn it. We also love the sense of community and family when we are there. The events are always fun and our family feels like are a part of something bigger than just showing up for "lessons" . A great place! Thanksread more
I train in Krav Maga self-defence and was looking for the proper environment to learn Muay Thai. Firstly, everyone is very respectful and friendly. This makes the training environment fun and easy to learn (for beginners and/or those with experience). Secondly, Master Dayo has a very clear and... engaging teaching style. He provides very helpful feedback to every single student. Lastly, both your technique and cardio will benefit dramatically. Overall, a very positive experience!read more
I started muay thai classes around three months ago with my fiancé as a way to cut weight for our wedding. He assured me that it was the surest way to get results and he wasn't wrong! I have now come to love the classes and will continue to train even after the wedding! Master Dayo is a great... instructor and very welcoming. His classes are never repetitive or boring. The school has a very friendly environment and there is no judgment whatsoever no matter what level you are at. This is my first time training in any kind of martial arts and as a woman I fully recommend it!!read more
I have been kickboxing for about 8 months at THA. I LOVE it. Great community, great instructors, and I've lost weight. First workout regime I actually enjoy doing. I have had zero previous martial arts training, mostly working out at regular gyms. The first while is tough, but you get into the... swing of things, and feel yourself improving. Great group of people, total range of ages and fitness abilities.read more
I joined the T.H.A. for the Muay Thai classes last January and it's been a great experience! The classes provide a solid mix of cardio/conditioning and fighting technique that often leaves me pleasantly exhausted. The instructors seem genuinely interested in your progression and are always... available to answer questions. The other students are also quite friendly and the more experienced students typically help you with your form if they notice anything you can improve on. I look forward to attending classes here for a long time to come!read more
I'm so glad I discovered kickboxing and T.H.A! The small class size, friendly instructors and welcoming environment make me look forward to going to class every week. They know everyone by name! What I really like about the classes is that they are never the same, so it's never boring and your... muscles won't be used to a routine.read more
I signed up for their Muay Thai classes over a year ago now and I haven't looked back since. The community and instructors are fantastic. The training is designed to push you. If you're looking for a unique workout with a caring community then T.H.A is for you.
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Instructors are very knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. I started fitness kickboxing 3 months ago and I usually come here twice a week. Every lesson is well thought out and unique which gives me motivation to come every week! The facility is exceptionally clean as well! Highly recommended 🙂
Similar to our adult self defense program, our teen class blends the best of kickboxing, muay thai, and hapkido (Korean Jiujitsu) into fun mixed martial arts training in Toronto for teenagers.
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Evoke offers families a one-of-a-kind Lil’ Dragon children’s karate in Toronto. We use an age-appropriate curriculum that uses martial arts movement and technique for children ages 4 to 7.
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With the popularity of Brazilian jiujitsu (BJJ) and mixed martial arts (mma) in modern pop culture; well-rounded self protection skills is a must for all ages. Evoke’s junior / teen self defense and martial arts for kids programs incorporate fundamental ground fighting skills into our training.
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