Self defence for children | Stop child bullying

Arakan for Juniors

Give your child a massive advantage in life, with Arakan Martial Art®

At Arakan Martial Art® we are passionate about empowering children and consider it our pleasure and privilege to be given the opportunity to guide your child towards greater levels of self-awareness, self-confidence, empowerment, discipline and focus as well as practical self-defence skills and techniques

We all want the very best for our children and for them to grow up to be healthy, happy and successful young adults. 

We are here to guide, coach, mentor and teach your child Arakan Martial Art®. It goes well beyond the physical of just learning to kick and strike. By training Arakan Martial Art® your child will learn to:

  • have fun and make new friends
  • become assertive, not aggressive
  • increase situational and environmental awareness
  • learn practical and effective self-defence skills
  • gain self-confidence, empowerment, focus and awareness
  • learn skills and techniques to ensure their safety and wellbeing
  • learn skills to remain calm in heightened situations
  • learn to diffuse and divert a potential situation
  • learn to effectively and efficiently control any situation should it escalate
  • increase health and fitness
  • learn to manage stressful situations
  • improve mental focus and concentration
  • gain a greater understanding of body movement and mechanics
  • improve hand eye coordination and speed
  • increase self-motivation and self-discipline
  • increase team building and motivation
  • increase levels of self-respect and respect for others
  • develop greater levels of patience
  • develop greater levels of discipline
  • become fitter, stronger and healthier
  • develop leadership skills
  • be less likely to bend to peer pressure 
  • have the strength to say ‘NO’ and the courage to say ‘YES’.

Your child will have an opportunity to learn and develop their ‘street smart’ skills and awareness in a nurturing, positive, creative and fun environment. Attributes which will transition into greater areas of their life as they mature into adulthood. 

There is no age barrier to training Arakan Martial Art®. We have students starting as young as three years of age who are still training with us well into their twenties.

For more information on our Junior Program please click here to visit our Arakan for Kids website.

All Instructors hold a Working with Children Suitability Cards for child related employment (Blue Card).


Self-Defence for Children

We all educate our children against potential dangers. We tell them not to speak with strangers, get too close to their car or accept lollies from them. Children however, learn experientially, so unless a child has experienced these encounters, they won’t generally understand the seriousness or repercussions of them - no matter how much we try to tell them. Role playing is an essential part to a child gaining and retaining new skills. 

This video illustrates the importance of giving children practical awareness education.


At Arakan Martial Art® we teach your child to adapt to many situations and environments, allowing them to become more dynamic and capable of ensuring their own safety. This experiential type training is conducted in a safe and controlled environment that enables your child to practice their ‘street smart’ skills to ingrain their response.

At Arakan Martial Art® we offer both self-defence classes and personal training lessons. Every new student - children and adults alike - receives a complimentary one hour private lesson to assess their needs so we can better create a program that’s based on that assessment.  


Arakan Martial Art® self-defence classes and personal training private lessons are available.

We offer a complimentary one hour private lesson to assess your child, their needs and create a program based on that assessment. 

Arakan has helped Talia immensely.

It has given her discipline, greater confidence, focus and self-esteem. She now has greater awareness of bullies at her school and is assertive when required.

It has been the best activity that I have invested in for my child.

Amy, Mother of Talia


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Being in the Moment
Contrary to what many people think, a long term disciplined practice in martial arts can help you become more tolerant, calm and peaceful, rather than aggressive. 
Many people avoid training in a martial art because they’re “not a violent person”,  in fact, it’s a misconception that martial arts equates to violence.  This misconception actually robs people of a martial arts journey as well as the massive array of benefits that form part of that journey.

Time - the key to success

In todays’ society we expect so much so quickly. There is always so much pressure on ourselves and people around us to gain immediate results, no matter what the venture maybe. 

Our concept of time has changed dramatically; I often hear comments such as, “I have been training for so long now, it’s been almost three years,” and “I have given myself three months to see if my new business can make big profits,” and “it’s time to find a new job, I have been in this same job for two years, it’s been too long.”

Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers states that it takes 10,000 hours for someone to master a topic...