Instructor Profile - Nathan Hinga

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I have had the privilege of being Nathan’s Instructor for over a decade now (please check). Over this time Nathan has become one of the highest exponents of the art and one of the most senior Instructors of our club. Nathan is a machine, his training ethics and the level of effort he puts into training is always of an elite level. Thanks Nath, for being always open to growing and learning, you are a true Arakan Warrior...

STUDENT SINCE: 2003

HOW YOU FOUND ARAKAN: Through my friend Andy Wilson he's started then he introduced me to it, best thing ever

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT TEACHING: I really enjoy the personal exchange of energy and sharing an amazing Martial Art that I love.

MOST MEMORABLE ARAKAN MOMENT: I couldn't narrow it down to a particular moment so I would say when I chose to do Spend a Month with the master it changed my life forever. We learnt some crazy stuff in those 4 weeks and I was so inspired and still continue to be every day

ARAKAN GOALS FOR 2016: Turn up

SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Seafood Sunday, bbq, beach and playing with my little man

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WATCHING/READING: Anything Marvel on Netflix. It's an addiction

FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT OUT AT: anything Asian is always great. Not that fussy

MOST PLAYED SONG ON YOUR ITUNES: Pitbull and Chris Brown-Fun

 

 

 






I’m in Barcelona in Spain at the moment, and was walking back to my hotel at 2am about half an hour ago. It’s known as a city of pickpockets and thieves, but the area where I was seemed ok. As I turned a corner, quite a large guy (well bigger than me) in a hoody came up of out the subway and stood in front of me motioning at my leather jacket. I couldn’t understand what he was saying, but I got the general idea. He tried to grab at me a couple of times, then swung a punch. I bridged his punch with my left hand and stepped straight in and backfisted him directly to his jaw. Josh would have been proud! I know he didn’t understand a word but I actually said the completely badass words “I trained ten years to meet you, is that all you’ve got!” 
 
He stumbled back and took off running back into the subway. I was not even worried at the time, it was just like all the training but easier. I had no idea how automatic everything would be! My heart wasn’t even beating fast after, I was just annoyed. It wasn’t until I got back to the hotel just now that I realised what actually happened! 
 
Thank you. I got to keep my leather jacket and out of hospital. 
 

Steve Gregory





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