About Hapkido


Hapkido is not a sport – it is the practical and applicable art of self-defence.


  • does not rely on brute strength
  • is practical for real life situations
  • is perfect for males and females
  • is easy to learn – easy to remember
  • provides a complete workout – targeting and toning all areas of the body while also increasing fitness.

Hapkido teaches students to turn an attackers strength against them using skill not outright force – making this the perfect martial art for everyone.

This is how training should be, relaxed yet respectful, hard but only to your own level, concentrating on core techniques which I know to work firsthand.
Nigel Hughes


Northside Hapkido – 100% self defence