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...


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So I sometimes (always) find it hard to admit/talk about anything I consider as weakness in character.
Over the years of my Arakan journey there has been more than once where I didn't want to go to training, I could barely convince myself to get out of bed. One time in particular being after the 6 or so months I had off for injuries.

If it wasn't for the understanding and going above and beyond to push me to not give up from , I know I wouldn't still be training. I also wouldn't have been in a very good place within myself. There was a light at the of that tunnel and after what seemed like forever once again I couldn't get enough and training was the highlights of my weeks.

The last few weeks have been difficult and more often than not im too proud to ask for help. As much as I hate to say it, I've needed it. The support and tough love or compassion depending when its from Anthony Forrester and Corey Davies (* who only after having me in group for literally weeks, scares me how much they actually care for each single student) truthfully it's given me something non self destructive to focus on and not completely, for lack of better wording, lose my mind.

I may never be able to admit l how much I needed it, So: while I have the courage I just wanted to say Ant, Corey, any of my other instructors, the guys I train with , Rob and Arakan Martial Arts. Thanks. Specifically Anthony. Although with a lesson with him this avo im gonna regret it. It has helped me more than you /could all possibly know. I am so grateful.

Marissa Hughes

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