Welcome To Dynamic Self Defence

At Dynamic Self Defence we teach the dynamic martial art of Hapkido. Hapkido is a Korean martial art that uses mental focus and discipline to develop both your body and your mind. The principles and application of Hapkido make it the most complete system of self defence available and anyone can use it regardless of age, size, gender or fitness.

As you’re all aware we have had to temporarily close the Dojang to do our part and stop the spread of covid-19. 

Whilst we will be back in action soon, we have some pretty awesome online options for those of you who want to keep training during this time. 

Being cooped up at home keeping your social distance can be boring, so here are some options for you. 

We offer online classes for kids and adults 3 times a week via ZOOM. These are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays/Saturdays. If you or your child is interested in joining us for some online Hapkido classes, the cost is nominal at just $6 per class. We even review techniques during and after the classes and give technique signatures/stamps so our students can continue their progression during this time. (This is already included for the students who have opted to continue paying fees during our temporary closure.)

If you’d prefer not to join us for weekly online classes we’ll still be sending out video challenges and short technique videos which our students can use to compliment whatever training they are doing at home. If you haven’t already followed us on Facebook, our page is 


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During this time of social distancing and home schooling, it’s important kids and adults keep mentally and physically active. If you can’t do Hapkido we suggest other activities like reading a book, singing, dancing, calling your loved ones, laughing whenever you can, spending quality time with family, getting out into the sunshine, kicking a ball in the backyard. We’ll do our best to help keep you and your children active on the internet through our ZOOM classes and videos, but the Dojang will be open in real life real soon. In the meantime, stay healthy, stay active, stay safe, take care of each other and don’t lose your sense of humour. 

Kind regards,

The DSD Team.

Kids Hapkido

The Hawks Program is designed for 3 – 8 year olds and the Falcons Program for 9 – 12 year olds. Students will get active, learn discipline and respect!

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Adults Hapkido

We also have a separate Adults program. Hapkido is a unique Martial Art, it integrates hand strikes, kicks, locking, throwing, weapons and internal development.

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Why Hapkido

So many reasons why. Our classes equip students with highly effective self defence skills while improving their health, fitness and self-confidence.

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Head Instructor Ma’am Tina

Ma’am Tina is the Head Instructor at Dynamic Self Defence. Ma’am Tina is a Certified 4th Degree Black Belt in Hapkido and a Certified Hapkido Instructor through the International Hapkido Alliance (IHA) and the Australian Hapkido Group (AHG) under Grandmaster Geoff J Booth (8th Degree and Founder of Kwan Nyom Hapkido, the IHA and the AHG).

Ma’am Tina has over 15 years Hapkido experience and successfully completed the IHA Instructor Program in 2005.

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