MEMBER STORY – LADIES SEMINAR 2017


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This is my second year attending the ladies seminar. In the 10 weeks, Rob teaches us techniques and about body mechanics to help us push through the initial reaction of panic and fight through the exhaustion and discomfort so you can find a way to get home safely. When I started two years ago, I wouldn't have guessed that I would be most grateful for the exposure to stimulus like grabs, hair pulling or being pinned to the ground so that if it ever were to happen outside of training, it is not the first time I've felt it. The instructors do such an amazing job putting the pressure on to simulate these situations for us and put their bodies on the line week after week to allow us to learn in an environment that is safe, yet challenging.

Looking back and comparing my experience this year with last, I was surprised in how much training has changed the way I feel and react to being in some very uncomfortable situations. I've noticed a change in the threshold of what triggers panic, fear or anxiety in me and I've found I'm quicker to push past this and find a solution. It has proved to me that through repetition and time, you can train your body and mind to react differently.

Every week I am inspired by all the amazing ladies in Arakan Martial Art and I can't wait for next year!




Arakan isn't just about fighting, it teaches us how to be the best version of ourselves and improving ourselves mentally and physically. Arakan helped me found a better ways to look at my life. Highly recommend if you are looking to learn how to protect yourself while gaining knowledge for different areas of your life!

Hank Wen



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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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