Arakan Martial Art Brisbane

Self Defence Classes and Private Lessons

Brisbane Self-Defence Training

There are two Arakan Martial Art® training options to choose from on the Brisbane - private lessons and self-defence group classes.

Private Lessons

Private Arakan Martial Art® lessons are without a shadow of a doubt the quickest way to gain real results! We are specialists in private training, with each lesson customised to your desired goals, individual ability, experience, fitness level and energy levels at any given lesson. Our approach helps to maximise the benefits for you!

Private lessons can be taught all over the Brisbane, seven days a week, at a time and place that suits you. You can read more about our private lessons here

Self-Defence Group Training Brisbane

We recommend group training as supplementary to private training. Group training classes help to further develop your technique, fitness and self-defence experience. Group training is available most nights of the week in a variety of locations around the Brisbane. You can read more about our group classes here

Our Brisbane instructors currently teach in the following locations. If one of these locations is not suitable, please contact us and we will see if we can arrange something for you, as we are always looking for new areas to teach in.

  • Alexandra Hills
  •   Fortitude Valley
  • Roachedale
  •  Algester
  •  Greenslopes 
  •  Robertson
  •  Auchenflower
  •  Hawthorne 
  • Roma Steet Parklands 
  •  Birkdale
  • Holland Park 
  • Runcorn
  •  Boondall
  •  Ipswich
  •  Seventeen Mile Rocks
  •  Bowen Hills
  • Jindalee
  •  Sinnamon Park
  •  Brisbane CBD 
  •  Kangaroo Point
  •  Slacks Creek 
  •  Bulimba 
  •  Kelvin Grove
  •  South Brisbane 
  • Burpengary
  • Kuraby
  •  Southbank 
  • Caboolture
  •  Logan
  •  Spring Hill
  • Camp Hill 
  •  Macgregor
  •  Springwood 
  •  Cannon Hill
  •  Milton 
  •  Stretton
  • Capalaba
  •  Mt Ommany
  •  Sunnybank 
  •  Carina  
  •  New Farm
  •  Sunnybank Hills
  •  Carindale 
  •  Newmarket
  •  Sutton Park
  •  Cleveland
  •  Norman Park 
  •  Tenerife  
  •  Coorparoo
  •  North Lakes 
  •  Thornlands
  •  Daisy Hill 
  •  Ormiston
  •  Tingalpa
  •  Darra
  •  Paddington
  •  Underwood
  •  Drew Vale
  •  Queens Park
  •  Victoria Park
  •  Dutton Park
  •  Raby Bay
  •  West End
  • Eight Mile Plains
  • Red Hill
  •  Wooloongabba 
  •  Forest Lake
  •  Redland Bay
  • Wynnum


We are constantly expanding and growing as the number of students and Instructors join our community. Please contact us today to find your nearest location. 

What Techniques Will I Learn?

These three instructional videos provide a tiny snippet of some core techniques you will learn during your Arakan Martial Art® training, as well as a demonstration of how these skills can be applied in real-life scenarios.

Remember that the fast, powerful, practical and adaptable street self-defence techniques you will learn, are but one piece of the puzzle, you will also develop a greater sense of empowerment, confidence, focus and awareness, which will have a tremendous effect in your daily life.

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Still not convinced? Don’t just take our word for it! Click the videos below to hear how Arakan Martial Art® is changing the lives of everyday people from a variety of backgrounds and fitness levels.


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When I started Arakan, I was a stressed out, overweight businessman who was very unhealthy and was close to going on medication for high cholesterol. After 3 months of training I lost weight, was much fitter and doctors informed me I no longer needed to go on medication.
I have been training for over 3 years now and have literally gotten my life back. I am now fit, healthy and strong both mentally and physically. I feel 15 years younger and have found that I no longer feel stressed about anything in life. 
My relationships, work and all other aspects of my life have become much richer and successful and this is due to the unique and complete way Arakan instructors help you to grow stronger in mind and body. 
The instructors are personal, caring and extremely dedicated to helping you unlock your true potential.

Dave Mason

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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...