Arakan Truly has given me a sense of purpose and meaning. Not only does it keeps fit, healthy, confident and safe,Arakan also gives me a huge amount of happiness. I laugh so much with my instructors and students and have some of the best relationships within the club, it takes alot of trust to allow someone to throw deadly strikes to the mark and know they will pull them up at last minute! I see the other instructors who have wives or girlfriends train and their kids train and it's just their life, and it's keeps them happy and healthy. This art is way more than a martial art. It can become a home if you are open to it and you can do this until you’re old and always learn something new! Sometimes I get home at 12 at night and get up at 5am to teach or I drive down the coast 4 times a week but it's all worth it for what Arakan gives me, I'm so proud and honoured to be a part of the club and get to do this.
- Tom Wilson