Hydra Taekwondo & Martial Arts History
Hydra Taekwondo was founded by Master Brad Hutchison who is originally from St. Albert, Alberta. Mr. Hutchson trained for over 18 years in his home town earning the rank of third degree black belt during that time.
He would later move to Calgary in 2010 for career related purposes where he was granted permission to start his own club.
This was a prestigous honour given to a select few, as instructors are typically only given permission to start their own club at 4th degree black belt or later.
The name Hydra has a twofold meaning as it relates to our members. The three heads repesent Mast Hutchison’s rank when he opened his first location as a 3rd dan. It also symbolizes mutliple heads attatched togehter, symbolizing the teamwork and bond shown by our students.
Incidentally, Airdrie instructor Busaboom (assistant instuctor in Korean) Moyer also started the Airdrie chapter of Hydra Taekwondo as a third dan as well.
Master Hutchison opened his first location at the Hillhurst Community Center in the early 2000’s, starting with only a handful of students. The club would succesfully grow and open a second location in NE Calgary, both which operated together for many years.
During that thime his students competed in numerous City, Provincial, North American, and World Championships earning countless medals along the way.
In an effort to expand the number of days available to Hydra students everywhere, Mr.Hutchsion opened his first full time location in SE in 2018. This is our current fully euipped martial arts studio equipped with professional Taekwondo mat flooring, heavy bags, a board breaking machine, kicking dummy, and various other equipment. The facility also has a change room and bathroom as well as full steating for both parents and guests.
Mr. Hutchison has since advanced to the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt (Master) in Taekwondo and is also a black belt in Hapkido and a purple sash in Kung Fu. He is also a certified fitness trainer and a licensed yoga instructor.
Airdrie Taekwondo Private Lessons, Group Lessons, School Programs and Self-Defense Seminars
Hydra Taekwondo in Airdrie is based at Mr. Moyer's home location with all necessary training equipment provided.
We also provide on-site training for private lessons, small group sessions, school programs, and women's self defense.
Mr. Moyer can also provide digital training sessions through methods like Zoom to a student's home or office.
Our Main Training Facility (Dojang) In SE Calgary
Hydra Taekwondo's main training facility ( referred to as a Dojang in Korean) is located in SE Calgary at 11166 42 St SE Calgary.
Uniforms, Club T-Shirts, and Taekwondo sparring gear can all be purchased here at our head office.
Regular classes are available 7 days a week and we also offer private lessons and special classes to people with disabilities.