Arakan Martial Art

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Andrew Serpell

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Born: 1987
Student since: 2006
Instructor since: 2009
Biggest Arakan Achievement: Becoming a Second Degree Instructor
Interests outside of Arakan: Enjoying the superb lifestyle we have here in Queensland

Student Testimonials


There are few better things you could do for yourself and your family. I started training 4 yrs ago with my Instructor, Andrew Serpell and would highly recommend it for any person, young or old, male or female. The benefits you gain are numerous. It will greatly improve your mental and physical health. You get a great sense of achievement as your skills develop. The support and encouragement you get from your instructors and fellows students is fantastic. Both my sons train as well and, as a parent, the peace of mind I have knowing the skills and confidence Arakan has given them is priceless!! As I said, there a few better things you could do!

Andrew Becker.


I have been fortunate enough to train Arakan Martial Art with my Instructor Andrew Serpell for a little while now. From what I have seen it is such an amazing art that is extremely effective in street situations! It becomes more than just fighting after a while and has been great to help in many areas of my journey. The instructors are very knowledgable, approachable, friendly and genuinely want to see every student progress and become better. I highly recommend everyone to train and learn what an amazing art this is.

Deon Keep

A very good friend of mine held a party for his 17 year old son and my wife and I offered to help out with the general party stuff. All was well up until 9:45. A group of uninvited teenagers (party crashers) approached the front gate and despite of being told several times that the party was closed and that they would not be let in, the group got louder and started to climb on neighbouring fences. 
I started to get surrounded by 5 or 6 of them holding open cans and bottles yelling abuse, my adrenalin started rising and I started to pick out my targets (just in case). Then it happened, a push…it was immediately answered by a back fist (guy in front of me), slight turn to the left and followed by a straight palm (guy to my left), it connected quite well and caused a bit of a domino effect. The rest of the group cleared out quickly and started to throw cans and bottles at us; luckily no one was hurt. Eventually the police arrived and scanned the area for those who started this mess.  

Oliver Ihle

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When ‘life happens’, it is an opportunity to rise up and show our strength and courage. With the recent pandemic hitting our shores, it meant some changes needed to happen with training, whilst conforming with the strict government regulations and hygiene protocols.

With our wellbeing and health being highlighted and taking precedence in most people’s lives, we felt it more important than ever before to help keep our members training. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity is linked to boosting our immune system as well as maintain physical and mental wellbeing.



Mental Wellbeing and Support During the Global Pandemic

As global citizens, we have all been adversely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This might just be to our day-to-day socio-occupational routines and training regimes but most likely than not, it has affected our sense of security and certainty about the future to some extent. For some, it can be hard not to worry what the Pandemic and its socio-economic impacts can mean for ourselves, our families, friends and communities.