Arakan Martial Art supporting the local community


Community



Community

Arakan Martial Art believes in contributing as much as we can to the community. Throughout the history of the club, we have made a conscious effort to help those in our local community as well as overseas.

Our involvement has ranged from sponsoring over 22 children through World Vision, giving generously to charities such as The Domestic Violence Centre, Dreamworkers, Orangutans in Indonesia, the R.S.P.C.A, Guide Dogs Queensland, White Ribbon Foundation as well as raising over $32,000 to aid the children of Burma after cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Since 2014 Arakan Martial Art® began raising funds to build and run an orphanage and education facility in a remote area of Central Myanmar. Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends we now have one fully operational building housing 92 children and are currently working on a second building.

As our club continues to grow, we will be continuing our involvement with valuable community projects that help those in need.

 

Sponsorship

Arakan Martial Art currently sponsors over 40 children through World Vision Australia

Arakan Martial Art sponsors over 22 children

 

Donations

Arakan Martial Art prides itself on making regular donations to a variety of organisations. Recipients includes; World Vision, China Bear Rescue, World Youth International, Heart Foundation, SLSA, SIDS Kids, YOORALLA, Guide Dogs, Ronald McDonald House, Cystic Fibrosis, Rotary Foundation, Wild Care Australia, Children Cancer Support, Leukaemia Foundation, Animals Asia Foundation, RSPCA, Young Care, Mater Children’s Hospital, Childhood Cancer Support Inc., Australian Orang-utan Project and The Starlight Foundation.


Donations

 

In the past, Arakan Martial Art has also held several community education programs including education week at Robina Primary School as well as a number of free men’s and women’s self defence workshops.

 

Fundraising

Save the Children Appeal – on May 6, 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Burma with a reported 200,000 lives lost. On June 15, 2008 Arakan Martial Art held the “Burma Relief Appeal” in Broadbeach and over $32,000 was raised and handed-over to Save the Children Australia.


Fundraising
 

White Ribbon Fundraiser - July 13th 2013, Arakan Martial Art raised $9,125 for the White Ribbon Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.

 

“Success… is being able to wake up each and every morning knowing that you’re living your dream, being positively abundant in all areas of your life, knowing that your legacy is on of joy and contribution.”
Chief Instructor Robert Kyaw

 

Arakan Martial Art® seminars, self-defence classes and personal training private lessons are available in a large number of areas around Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Northern Rivers NSW and Perth


TESTIMONIALS

I started training Arakan in 2011 as a fun way to spend some time with my wife where we could both learn a skill and meet new people. I started off with one private and one group lesson per week which quickly turned into 3 to 4 lessons per week because I enjoy it so much.

As an executive in a large business I face daily challenges in meeting the needs of staff and hundreds of customers which puts me under a lot of pressure. Arakan has given me a physical outlet for a lot of these pressures which helps me manage my stress levels.

As the training can be quite physical, Arakan has also helped me learn and push both my mental and physical limits which enables me to be more focused and clear headed when making decisions in my professional life. I’ve also met a lot of great like minded people through Arakan who are really positive and motivated.

Chris Bradd





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