Arakan Martial Art Awards Nights


Awards Nights



Our annual Awards Nights celebrate the achievements of our Members and Instructor team throughout the year.

This is an opportunity for students and Instructors to get dressed up and relax together outside of training. Awards presented include Gradings, Student of the Year, Family of the Year, Instructor of the year and so on!

These events are open to all members, their family and friends and we encourage everyone to come along and support their fellow members. 



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My fiancée and I were in Brisbane on a Saturday night to celebrate her 30th birthday. After a great night of drinking and frivolity we went to get a taxi back to a friend’s place, with whom we were staying. As with the Gold Coast the taxi queue it was lengthy but eventually our turn came. I let the girls go first as our friend was getting in the front to direct the driver. My fiancée got in the back behind the driver and as I opened my door a guy game from nowhere and shoved me to the ground. He then tried to get into the cab with the 2 girls pushing my fiancée across as she tried to stop him. I jumped to my feet, ran over, grounded myself and hit him with a straight palm and an elbow combination. He fell to the ground and I jumped in the taxi. I have only had approximately 2 months of Arakan teaching but I instinctively knew what to do following my Instructor’s advice. Arakan gave me the confidence, technique and power to protect both my fiancée and our friend.    

Paul Duffy



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