Andrew Serpell - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Andrew Serpell

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Andrew began training when he was 19 years old, searching for a more street effective martial art style that focused on self protection.

Andrew is an incredibly talented and passionate practitioner. He is undeniably fast and powerful and enjoys pushing himself during training and is always open to learning and growing each lesson. He loves the personal development that ones gains from training, the discipline and focus that then flows through every area of one's life.

Quickly adapting to the Arakan style and falling in love with his own training, Andrew was motivated to become an Arakan Instructor, leaving behind an IT Business. He shared Arakan with all his friends and loved ones, and personally wanted the opportunity to teach others this amazing art with others.

Andrew is a passionate Instructor and loves empowering his students with fast and effective self defence techniques to protect themselves and loved ones in a real life street situation. He is one of the fittest guys in the club and balances fitness and conditioning with training to ensure his students have the mental, emotional and physical conditioning to manage a street situation and conflict. He is knowledgeable, approachable and genuinely wants the very best for you.

His students enormously benefit from Andrew's depth of knowledge, street style training as well as his goal is to heighten his students’ level of awareness, and learn to fight so well, that they never have to get into a situation, however if they do, they are then well prepared. He enjoys watching his students become more empowered, resilient, and stronger within themselves and believes he has found his passion and purpose teaching and sharing Arakan with others.

Some of Andrew's greatest Arakan achievements is grading his Orange Belt and becoming a Third Degree Senior Instructor. He also believes that watching his students develop and grow is the greatest achievement that any Instructor can have.

Interests outside of training include enjoying the Queensland lifestyle with his family and friends. Andrew enjoys being active and also playing and watching sport.

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

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At the ripe age of 48 i felt i needed something else to focus on other than work. I had little spare time but knew that if i enjoyed what i did i would find the time.

After training privately with Grant Cosgrove for just over a year now, i have found the art has helped mind, body and spirit immensely. The training is practical, enjoyable and doesnt impact too heavily on the body unlike other arts or sports.

I also had the pleasure of attending various training seminars throughout the year at interesting locations led by Chief instructor Rob and his army of top instructors, which whilst tested the nerve, really reinforced the art in real life situations.

The respect that is shown towards the students by both fellow students & instructors is an absolute credit to the organisation, hence why it continues to grow in popularity.

If anyone of any age is considering adding something special to their personal status, take a complimentary class in Arakan as i did and enjoy the journey.

Dave Stringer


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