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Arakan for Juniors

Give your child a massive advantage in life…

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 want 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 is more than just learning kicking and striking, it goes beyond the physical. 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 control any situation should it escalate, effectively and efficiently,
  • 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 motivation and building,
  • 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 and have the strength to say ‘NO’ when appropriate and have the courage to say ‘YES’ when appropriate.

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 as young as 3 years of age learning Arakan Martial Art® and are still training well into their 20s.

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

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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 etc. However, children learn experientially, so unless a child has ‘experienced’ these encounters, then they may not understand the seriousness or repercussions, no matter how much we 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, become more dynamic, adaptable and capable of ensuring their own safety. This experiential type training is conducted in a safe and controlled environment and enables your child to practice their ‘street smart’ skills to ingrain their response.


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. 

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My son Deklan is a naturally kind and gentle boy, who as an only child has never had to endure the competition and ruff and tumble of other siblings. Reading how daunting and challenging schools can be these days I was very keen to get him involved in self defense but wasn’t sure what was going to be the best fit for him.

In a chance encounter at a community fate we saw the Arakan stand and after talking to the guys I was really impressed with how friendly the team was and how passionate they were to get Deklan into his first lesson. And here is the part that grabbed me the most, the training is done outdoors in parks and school grounds while wearing shirts and shorts and everyday shoes, now that’s real life training. We booked in straight away for our complimentary lesson and Deklan couldn’t wait to get started.

On the day of his first lesson Deklan was quite nervous but Ryan his instructor made him feel completely relaxed and the lesson was a great mix of training and learning through fun games. At the end of the lesson Deklan ran straight up to me and asked if he could do more training tomorrow and the next day, which was a sure sign he loved it. He has now been training for over 3 years and as much as Arakan is about learning self defense and getting fit I have seen Deklan grow in confidence, co-ordination, self respect and self belief. 

Deklan now jumps at every opportunity to do extra lessons and group training and he totally loves going to school holiday training days and he wears his Arakan uniform with absolute pride.

I can honestly say I have been totally impressed with how Arakan has taught him practical, useable skills in real life environments and we look forward to many more years involvement with the Arakan family.


Mark Sculley

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New training options available via Skype, Zoom and Facetime

When ‘life happens’, it is an opportunity to rise up and show our strength and courage. With the recent pandemic hitting our shores, it meant some changes needed to happen with training, whilst conforming with the strict government regulations and hygiene protocols.

With our wellbeing and health being highlighted and taking precedence in most people’s lives, we felt it more important than ever before to help keep our members training. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity is linked to boosting our immune system as well as maintain physical and mental wellbeing.



Mental Wellbeing and Support During the Global Pandemic

As global citizens, we have all been adversely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This might just be to our day-to-day socio-occupational routines and training regimes but most likely than not, it has affected our sense of security and certainty about the future to some extent. For some, it can be hard not to worry what the Pandemic and its socio-economic impacts can mean for ourselves, our families, friends and communities.