Members tell us that working out in an environment that fosters individuality while being part of a community, as well as an expert team of caring and charismatic instructors, help set them up for success in achieving their training goals.
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
I spent the summer training muay thai at Evoke Martial Arts in Toronto. During my time here, I was thrilled to be part of such a vibrant, supportive, and welcoming community, full of instructors and students who consistently uplift one another and who instantly made me feel right at home. Each... class, I got plenty of training time and one-on-one instruction, a concrete understanding of the fundamentals of muay thai, and a killer workout. The studio is clean and well-kept, the music played during class is awesome, and the instructors are some of the most motivating and encouraging people I have ever met. The sense of community at Evoke Martial Arts unforgettable- I never left a single class without a smile, and can’t wait to come back to continue training muay thai in Toronto. Thanks, Evoke!read more
Evoke is such a welcoming group! I usually don’t do group fitness because I’m worried about looking like I have no clue but I didn’t feel that way at all at Evoke. I started off at their outdoor classes and moved into indoor classes and enjoyed that even more. Everyone is very kind and inviting;... the instructors and very helpful and work with you to help you improve. Others in the class who are more advanced even come help and give tips. I’m excited to come back, it’s definitely a family vibe than just a “group class”. Thank you for such a great experience so far!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
My son had a wonderful week of fun and learning. He is almost 7 and this was his first day camp experience. He loved it and wants to go back next year and try some martial arts classes. Thank you!!
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
First time here, the instructors were very warm and welcoming, and the students were supportive with a very wholesome culture built around the tradition of the academy.
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
My kids have been going for 3 years and absolutely love this camp. They provide a good mix of activities for all levels in a safe and friendly environment. Pizza Fridays is the cherry on top! Would definitely recommend to anyone.
I have been doing kickboxing here for a month and a half now, and so far this has been my favourite form of exercise I have done. Everybody working is super kind and supportive, and the trainers (Tess in particular!) are really knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Very complete martial art curriculum. Dedicated and friendly coaches. Plus care for integral education to our kids, like a family.
Our 5 year old loved his first week at camp. Staff was professional, thorough and most importantly, fun. They made him feel special and he's looking forward to returning for his second week.
Bald Baker S.
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 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
My child attended a week of summer camp and was excited to go every morning. Everyone was very kind and friendly. Highly recommend this facility and its staff!
My daughter loved her 2 weeks at this camp. They were very organized and the staff were great fun. The activities were well chosen for safety and fun.
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
I joined the fitness class online few months ago, and it was a great experience for me, it helped me to increase my energy levels during that time.Tess is a great coach, she has a lot of experience, very professional and has a nice attitude each class. she pushed me to do better, and inspired us... to keep working hard. I highly recommend her and the classesread more
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
Been attending classes for a month now and I’m so happy I started boxing fitness! It’s such a great workout! The staff is so friendly and it feels like a big family. If your on the fence definitely go for it!
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.
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
We put our 5yr old in Evoke's summer camp in July on a last-minute whim. Wanted a camp week, Googled and found Evoke had a few spots open so we went for it. He loved it so much we found another week in August for him to return. Master Dayo and all the instructors are professional and friendly, the... activities are fun and the only complaint I fielded was being asked to not come so early to pick him up.Hoping to return next summer.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
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.
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
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
I highly recommend Evoke MA place I started Muay thai 2 months ago and I love learning the techniques and movements. The staff and students are great and supportive helping me be better every day!!
Was looking to get back into some exercise post lockdown. And Evoke has been such a dream for that! Consistent classes, intense but manageable workouts, and an awesome instructor! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a good workout
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’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
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!!
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
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 🙂
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.
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 7 year old boy did summer camp there. He said it was very fun, liked the staff and said he wants to go back.
My kid loved going to this camp! There were a lot of different things to do over the days, and every day they did something different. Some days it was the park, others the water park.Excellent!!! Highly recommend it!!!
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Linda Ni C.
I've been at other martial arts schools over the years and THA is by far the best. Master Dayo, Ms. Tess and the other instructors are excellent and help you learn in a relaxed and fun environment. ... My wife, 7 year old son and I all are members and we'll eventually get our 3 year old to become a Lil' Dragon soon.
If you've ever thought of trying martial arts, you have to give The Toronto Hapkido Academy a try.- you'll love it!read more
I started Kick boxing 6 months ago, then added Muay Thai. I feel challenged in the best way with every class, my upper body strength and flexibility have increased and so has my endurance. T.H.A. is... an awesome place to reach your fitness goals, guided by coaches who love what they do!read more
Highly trained teachers of Kyung Mu Haplido who have sincere goals of helping students reach their full mental and physical potential through martial arts.
Great for young kids. My daughter has been attending for a year and a half. She is always excited for her belt tests.
Daniella Ricci R.
Totally awesome ..bright clean well laid out facility which is very large . The lessons were given in a simple yet clear directives..students were focused on their training while the black belts... instructed interacting with the students explaining techniques..throughly enjoyed it!read more
My son started the Lil Dragons program after doing the summer camp last year. We was 6 and now 7. In grade 1 he was struggling with academics, anxiety, bullying as well as some other issues....
In September he started the program at Toronto Hapkido on Monday evenings. We immediately saw a change.
8 months later it’s like he’s a different boy!
- he is much happier and more playful - much less anxiety and improved sleep - much improved self esteem and confidence - self motivated to practice at home and even challenged me to a 30 day push up challenge! - grades went from Ds and Cs to Bs and 4 As! - he talks to people of all ages with poise and respect - most importantly his instructors are his new role models. He want to continue Martial Arts and one day be an instructor to future little Dragons - thank you to the entire team. We owe you so much gratitude and look forward to seeing Maxi continue his journey!
Respectfully, Samir Kassim-Lakharead more
Need to lose weight get fit more flexibility self defence any age
I absolutely recommend T.H.A for a good workout, happy environment, good structure with friendly people helping you every step. Going to miss those guys/gals and hope to return and continue my... training with them. 🙏🙏read more
I started Hapkido ten years ago as a middle age adult, having never taken any martial art before. While athletic, I had little flexibility and the training that the senior belts were doing looked... impossible. Four years later, with hard work and encouragement, I was awarded my black belt.
I can’t say enough good things about Master Dayo, Miss Tess and the rest of the staff. I can honestly say that they, and the people I’ve trained with along the way, are like family.
Regardless of your age or athletic ability, I encourage you to give Hapkido a try. It is honestly one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.read more
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