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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The Instructors are great, very knowledgeable and genuine. Great way to make friends that became family, grow in physical fitness, learn about your body and how it moves( working with it not against it), self confidence and self esteem growth, mental problems solving . But mostly you gain knowledge on how to use your body, ability, environment, size, gender, age to protect yourself / loved once and to keep safe in a realistic way.

Gulsen Mehmet


Watch how Arakan has changed the lives of our students

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...