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.






My Name is Lyle Wayne Davies, I am 54 years old
I started my journey in 2015.

My journey started when I shared some medical results with my son. I had been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the Liver, ultimately if untreated it would lead to further health complications and diminished quality of life. I asked my doctor what was the cause, I was told it was related to me being over weight (Girth Size). I asked what treatment I needed. I was told "Just lose weight".
I spoke to my family about my condition and what the doctor said. My eldest son , who also does Arakan, said "I have just the thing for you".

My first experience with Arakan was at a bring a friend night with the Master. My second was with Jono. I attended my complementary with Jono at Helensvale. That day I had 7 teeth removed. I didn't want this to stop me from turning up for my first lesson. 14 months on and I have lost the weight I needed to, thanks Serps/Corey. I had my annual medical (in June 2016) and have been given the all clear.

Initially all I wanted to do was lose the weight, I got a lot more.

Since joining Arakan I have 
Lost weight (not sure how much but took 65mm off my waist)
Improved flexibility, fitness, durability, humility.

I understand that Arakan is a Martial Art, but I have seen positive changes in so many family members and friends because of those precepts and principles taught; more as an extension to the self defense that Arakan offers.

My wife, Jane, has seen the results of my Arakan experience.
Jane has started her own Arakan journey. I can see the difference it has made in her already. 

I am grateful to our son for recognising a need and caring enough to share Arakan with us.
I didn't know anything about Arakan prior to my son starting his Journey. 
I am grateful to Rob for the Legacy he is creating and would be honored to share my own experience.

 

Lyle Davies





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