Arakan Martial Art

"Past a point, Arakan becomes no longer just about kicking, striking or fighting. It's about discivering yourself on many levels, it's about exploring your limits and moving through those limits."
Robert Ne Htoon Kyaw, Chief Instructor, Australia

What is Arakan Martial Art?

Arakan Martial Art® is a Burmese martial art that is a perfectly practical, effective and efficient self-defence style that is easily adaptable in today’s urban environment.

Arakan Martial Art® is fast, powerful, unique, fluid, practical and highly effective in being able to defend yourself and others against one or even multiple attackers. We specialise in personal training that is specifically tailored to your individual needs and capabilities.

Arakan Martial Art® is not a competition based style. Our focus is on fast and effective self-defence techniques to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.

Through consistent training you will develop impenetrable defences; deflections, blocks, traps, intercepting hands, bridges, intricate footwork that allows you to dynamically flow around an opponent.

You will learn to move your body in a very dynamic way and use your opponent’s size and energy against themselves; meaning you don’t have to be the biggest person in the room to protect yourself effectively. By developing a greater understanding of body weight, momentum and moving with the path of least resistance, you will learn an advanced understanding of energy slings and circuits to produce your movements with precision, speed, power and flow.

You will be conditioned to develop lighting fast reflexes with the ability to strike and defend in any distance and from various angles. You will learn to use your whole body as a weapon; from elbows to knees, open palms, edge hands, closed fists, locks, deflections, traps, blocks, bridges, kicks, forearms, your head – the list goes on; you will learn to protect yourself and loved ones fast and efficiently.

Arakan Martial Art® is incredibly adaptable and though training you will learn to have greater control over your body, become physically fitter, stronger, more agile, flexible and more adaptable.

We believe that training Arakan Martial Art® helps provide more balance in our life. When you are fully immersed in your training you will begin to see amazing results and this transposes into other areas of your life. It better equips you to deal with other situations that may arise or better manage unforeseeable events.

Arakan Martial Art self defence classes and private lessons are available in a large number of areas around Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Perth.



My primary reason for learning self defence was of course to learn how to protect myself. However, once I started I realised it was about so much more than that. Not only do I have the skills to protect myself physically, it has also changed my mindset helping me to become more confident, aware and alert which has enabled me to grow as a person.

Ally Serediuk

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Martial Arts for over 40's

Martial arts’ is traditionally seen as something we enrol our children into whilst at school or we participated when we were younger. We all see the benefits of learning a martial art; improved fitness and health, balance, coordination, focus, discipline and agility, as well as learning self defence skills. However, more adults are beginning to see the benefits of training a martial art and beginning their journey as a mature aged student. 

There is no age barrier to training Arakan Martial Art®. We have students as young as 3 years of age and as old as 83 learning Arakan Martial Art®.  READ MORE

Turning your health around with Arakan Martial Art

My journey started when I shared some medical results with my son. I had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the Liver, ultimately if untreated it would lead to further health complications and diminished quality of life. I asked my doctor what was the cause, I was told it was related to me being over weight (Girth Size). I asked what treatment I needed. I was told "Just lose weight".
I spoke to my family about my condition and what the doctor said. My eldest son , who also does Arakan, said "I have just the thing for you". READ MORE