Instructor Profile - Nathan Hinga
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Self Defence Blog

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

 

 

 




Chris Walsh – Yellow Belt Grading Story

I started Arakan just interested in the discipline of keeping fit and learning this fantastic skill at the same time. This appealed to my rational mind and it made sense that this could actually be applied in a real life situation. 

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