Student Profile - Dean Mayer

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Student Profile - Dean Mayer

By Arakan Martial Art on April 27, 2016 in Member Stories | comments

OCCUPATION: Acting Lecturer (Film and Theatre)

WEEKLY TRAINING CONSISTS OF: 1 private lesson, 1 group training, 1 shared private and the Invite class with Rob

WHY YOU STARTED TRAINING: I started training because I wanted to be able to keep fit, learn how to fight and also to be able to move for film. I also wanted to work on myself rather than just my body, and I believe martial arts does that.

WHY YOU ARE STILL TRAINING:: I love the journey. I enjoy training hard so that if a dangerous situation comes up, I can deal with it in a decent manner, and not be frightened

MOST MEMORABLE ARAKAN MOMENT::Getting punched in the face by a "club idiot" (Trainer) in the Sin City Nightclub seminar. It make me realise you must keep going and finish the fight or else someone else will.

ARAKAN GOALS: I am looking forward to grading first up. But overall, I would love to be able to have a greater understanding of the art and the connection to my body. I know only years of training will suffice to make an impact of achieving this goal.

GENERAL COMMENTS: I thoroughly enjoy the training, even the conditioning, haha. Being around like minded people with similar goals makes it interesting and exciting. I really enjoy Arakan! Thanks to all the trainers that have help me in one way or another.






I have been training with Corey now for over 4 years and initially i started training with him to get some basic fitness. I had my first complimentary lesson with Corey and was show the backfist and how to generate more power to that blow with some "technique". It was amazing to realise the difference in the power of the blow. Corey has since trained me every week since that time and (has patiently) explained everything concisely (many times) to assist my growth with Arakan Martial Art. It was apparent from the outset that Corey was passionate and considerate but his understanding of Arakan enabled him to teach the art at a very understandable level right through to being enabled to grade my first belt.
I now train with Corey to gain greater understanding of the next belt requirements but due to the exposure to Coreys passion and understanding of Arakan, is now not just about grading but more about a journey of learning that is continuous. The health benefits have been great for me personally and I cannot thank Corey enough for what he has helped me to achieve. I highly recommend him as an Arakan Instructor and have entrusted him to start training with my 14 year old son. Again, I see Corey gently working away with him and encouraging him. The benefits of having some knowledge, of what he is being Instructed, only brings us closer and gives us a better bond. Exponentially, my eldest son trains and my youngest daughter has trained for 4 years (this month, Jan 2020) as well, so it really has become a family affair.
Thanks for everything Corey

Mark Barlow


Mark Barlow and family





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