Instructor Profile - Aida de Demko


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STUDENT SINCE: November 2010

HOW YOU FOUND ARAKAN:
I won a voucher at a networking function. The rest, as they say, is history!

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING:
 I love sharing Arakan with ladies. Seeing how much a student develops and grows, seeing them become more confident and empowered through Arakan. That has to be one of the greatest gifts as an instructor.

MOST MEMORABLE ARAKAN MOMENT:
Difficult to narrow it down to one; attending my first Elite Guard was mind blowing! Any seminar with our Chief Instructor is incredible!

ARAKAN GOALS FOR 2016:
To get over 10 in my next beep test. Finding my bliss through training. It’s like a holiday from life; being in the moment is incredible and finding more moments like that in my training.

SUNDAY ACTIVITY:
Domestics! Haha Going for breakfast (more coffee), spending time with loved ones and keeping active.  

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING/READING:
I don’t watch TV. I’m currently reading ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho (again) and ‘The Law of Attraction’ by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT OUT AT:
I’m a coffee addict and have a couple of favourite haunts – Flannery’s Refuel Depot in Robina is definitely a fav! 

 

 

 

 



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




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.
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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...

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