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 have been training in the art for just over four years now. I am so passionate about the art, it gives you practical skills based on real life situations. It is challenging, some times confronting but it enhances your awareness, coordination and it increases your confidence. If anyone was looking to try a Martial Arts, this would be the go-to, its unlike anything else.

Estelle Gourlay




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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