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

 

 

 




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