Instructor Profile - Ben Ho
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I love spending time with Ben; we may be training really hard together or just having a laugh after training, Ben is always such a pleasure to spend time with. Ben has been training for over 9 years now and is a talent, successful, honest and humble person, these are qualities in a person that I value highly. Ben is always so open to learn and grow, no matter what the topic may be, which makes him a true warrior of life.

Wishing you all the very best of everything Ben!
Robert Kyaw

STUDENT SINCE: January 26th 2007

HOW YOU FOUND ARAKAN: I attended high school with Second Degree Senior Instructor Josh Grimsey who introduced me to the art and has been my primary instructor ever since.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING: The Art, The Master, The Culture, The Team, The Students and the endless pursuit of growth and improvement.

MOST MEMORABLE ARAKAN MOMENT: Receiving Instructor of the year 2012, Grading yellow belt and my Introductory lesson with Josh Grimsey.

ARAKAN GOALS FOR 2016: So happy and grateful to reach more and more new students and delve deeper and deeper into the Orange Belt grade.

SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Culinary adventures with my partner Aline.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING/READING: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a timeless classic and I enjoy watching sport or anything with David Attenborough.

FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT OUT AT: The freshest Seafood I can find and any authentic asian cuisine.

FUN FACT: I love comedy in any way shape or form.




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I have been training for over 5 years and like some students starting out I had to find a balance with regularity of training with cost and other commitments. What I didn’t expect was that as I trained but I became more empowered, decisive and a leader in my business.  READ MORE

Ensure Your Child’s Safety

Arakan Martial Art® is passionate about empowering children! On the 12th May 2018, Arakan Martial Art® held a seminar geared towards teaching children self protection skills and techniques, to ensure their safety and wellbeing. 

Arakan Martial Art® provides a safe, friendly and fun environment where children learn experientially, how to become more aware of danger and respond with efficient and effective self-protection techniques. Feedback from both parents and children has been extremely positive. 

As parents, it is probably one of our greatest fears that our child disappears. Our hearts skip a beat, a lump forms in our throat, dread creeps in; we feel panic stricken. 
If you’re lucky, your child has just simply been blocked from view temporarily by an object or popped over to a friend’s house without telling you. However, there is always the chance that it may be something more sinister; our worst nightmare. READ MORE