Hapkido classes

Hapkido combines dynamic kicking and striking with a vast array of locks and throws. In partnership with Tillman Hapkido.

Benefits of learning Hapkido

  • Strengthen the mind and body
  • Improve flexibility, balance, coordination and reflexes
  • Build stamina, strength and overall health
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Learn how to defend yourself

Spring & summer registration dates

Registration for spring & summer programs, classes and day camps:

  • Feb. 22 - Summer day camp schedule preview
  • March 5 - Summer day camp registration
  • March 7 - Program and class schedule preview
  • March 12 - Program and class registration
  • March 14 - Certification registration

Ensure your Live and Play account is ready on registration day by logging in and verifying your information is up to date. Get ready to register.

Registration will open:

  • 6 a.m. — Online (virtual waiting room opens at 5:30 a.m.).
  • 8:30 a.m. — By calling the Customer Service Centre at 403-268-3800 (option 1).
  • During business hours — At any City-operated Aquatic & Recreation or Arts facility.

Types of Hapkido classes

You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling

About our Hapkido instructors

  • Black belt certification and/or advanced training in Hapkido
  • Previous leadership and instructional expertise
  • Ability to teach all levels and ages
  • Instructors are or were competitive practicing athletes in Hapkido
  • Standard first-aid, CPR, AED, police checks

What are classes like?

Our classes are open to all levels of skill and fitness. Previous martial arts experience is not required.

Classes include warm-up exercises, strength and conditioning, technical training and practice, application of theory, and partner work.

Junior students have the opportunity to learn from and with senior students.

Come prepared

  • Bring a water bottle
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Uniform is not required
  • No shoes required. Hapkido is practiced barefoot

More martial arts and self-defence classes

Learn how to set up an account, register for programs and find information on cancellations in the help section of Live and Play.