Arakan Martial Art Blog for April 2015


Arakan is a practical and effective martial art, designed to cater to all shapes, sizes, ages, and genders. The club feels more like a family, and the instructors show great professionalism and are truly passionate.
It seems to help people in many ways other than just self defence, but in day to day life from work to family, with the opportunity to better yourself every day. It’s an experience that can’t quite be put into words, but it is definitely waiting for you. If you’re looking for a sign, this is it!

Jack Barlow

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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.

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...