Self defence for women | Arakan Martial Art

Self Defence for Women

Ladies Self Defence taught by professional male and female instructors

Arakan Martial Art® is passionate about helping ladies become more empowered and confident.
 We teach you fast and effective self-defence techniques that will keep you and your loved ones safe. 

You will learn to move your body in very dynamic ways and use your opponent’s size and energy against them - meaning you do not need size or brute strength to be able to protect yourself effectively. By developing a greater understanding of body weight, momentum and moving with the path of least resistance, you will learn to produce flowing movements that are precise, powerful, and speedy - a distinct advantage against an attacker who may be perceivably bigger and stronger than you.

Our goal for you to achieve at training Arakan Martial Art® is some of the following:

  • 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 the safety and wellbeing of yourself and loved ones
  • 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 your health and fitness
  • learn to manage stressful situations and levels
  • improve mental focus and concentration
  • gain a greater understanding of body mechanics
  • improve hand eye coordination and speed
  • increase self-motivation and self-discipline
Self defence for women

Arakan Martial Art® is not a competition based style, so you will not be fighting or competing against another student. Our focus is fast and effective self-defence techniques. Arakan Martial Art® as a club provides a safe environment for everyone to come together and learn self-defence skills and techniques, whilst increasing overall health and well-being. 

We have both male and female instructors to guide you along your Arakan journey and will do our best to match you with an instructor who can best nurture and inspire you. Click here to start your journey today!

Don’t just take our word for it though! Listen to what some of our female members say.

Our Instructors

If you’re looking for a female instructor, we have full time female instructors in most locations.
You can choose if you prefer to train with a male or female instructor.

I’ve sat to write this so many times and deleted more than I’ve written, either my words are too emotional or they just don’t capture the man that is Robert Kyaw.
The end of 2006 I started my journey with Arakan.
I thought I’d be learning a Martial Art, Robert Kyaw taught me about life.
He taught me the value of myself and ignited a fire that I previously hadn’t discovered, he gave me skills to protect myself and project my energy in a way I don’t attract harm in the first place. Robert showed me the value of community and being a part of such an incredible club I’ve always felt supported and loved whilst being stretched outside my comfort zone because Robert strives to bring out the best in you and show you just how much you’re capable of, even when you’ve lost faith in yourself, Robert’s belief in you continues.
Training Arakan Martial Art has been the only ‘exercise’ I have ever committed to and although I have had periods of training less I have never quit. The skills I learn and use in my everyday life are far too valuable for me to ever stop learning.
In the time I’ve trained Arakan I’ve discovered my life’s passion and live it everyday, the skills Robert has taught me opened my heart and mind and connected me to myself, helped me to work through trauma I had experienced and allowed me to use the experience to help others.
I will be forever grateful to have met Robert Kyaw, I consider him to be one of the most influential people in my life and am blessed to have him as an Instructor and a friend
Thank you for all that you do and all that you are Rob
I love you

Tracey McMahon


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