Self defence for women | Arakan Martial Art

Arakan for Women

Ladies Self Defence

Arakan Martial Art® is passionate about helping ladies become more empowered and confident, whilst learning fast and effective self defence techniques that will keep you and your loved ones safe. 
We believe everyone has the right to defend themselves. Arakan Martial Art® is incredibly adaptable. Not only do you learn practical skills, you will also gain greater focus and awareness. You will learn to move your body in a very dynamic way and use your opponent’s size and energy against themselves; meaning you do not need size or brute strength 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 your movements with precision, speed, power and flow. 

Your safety is our number one priority. Our training is always conducted with your best interests at heart, at your level and at a pace that you can follow to learn techniques and skill sets. During training you would have ‘role played’ potential scenarios many times in a safe environment; this increases your threshold and enables you to be better prepared emotionally and mentally should you be confronted in a real life situation.

If you have never been grabbed, punched, kicked, attacked or verbally abused in anyway and the first time it happens is during a confrontation, then you are most likely going to be completely unprepared with how to deal with that situation.  Or even if you have experienced any of these stimulus’s, a typical response may be to freeze, shocked by the confrontation, not knowing what to do or how to respond. With Arakan Martial Art® you will have trained for these scenarios and many more, in a safe and controlled environment, to enable you to be better prepared emotionally, mentally and physically, should you be confronted in a potential situation. 

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 practical, efficient and effective self defence skills and techniques whilst increasing overall health and well being. 

It doesn’t matter if you have never done any form of martial arts before or your overall fitness level is quite low. Your Arakan training will begin from where you are at and slowly build you from your level. You will notice your fitness increasing; improving your overall health and well-being as well as learning self defence skills, enabling you to protect yourself and loved ones. 

Our Gold Coast location has two full time female instructors available!

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 control any situation should it escalate, effectively and efficiently,
  • 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, and
  • increase self-motivation and self-discipline.

We have both male and female instructors to guide you along your Arakan journey and we will do our best to match you with the best Instructor to help nurture and inspire you. Get started today! 

Click on the video below to hear feedback from some of our female members...


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


To me, training in Arakan Martial Art is like buying insurance for my car or my house. I bought an insurance for my safety,  at any time. I am my own  bodyguard and what I have learnt will stay with me forever. My self-confidence has grown so much, I feel a lot more safe and in control.

Danielle Cherrier

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