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.



I was at the bus stop down from my house waiting to go to the gym, when a car pulled up. A guy jumped out of the car and told me to leave my ex girlfriend alone (I had been asking her to see my son). I told him to go away and stop bothering me but I knew that when he mentioned my ex there was going to be trouble so at that stage I got myself ready for anything. He then threw a right hook punch which I saw coming so I bridged it, stepping in at the same time with the right elbow then stepping back with the hammer. I tried to link it with a palm strike but I missed because I had already knocked him out with the hammer. I then got ready because there were more people in the car. They jumped out and began apologising to me saying not to hit them, and that they just wanted to get their friend so they grabbed him and drove off. After that I was excited about what I had done and how easy it was considering he was much bigger than me.

Paul Mills



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