Arakan Martial Art

Ben Ho

2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Born: 1984
Student Since: February 2007
Instructor Since: December 2010
Biggest Arakan Achievements:
• Yellow Belt
• Orange Belt
• Instructor of the Year
• Gold Coast Regional Manager
Interests outside of Arakan:
Family, Fine Food & Cooking, Culture, Sport, Music, Learning.
Comments from Instructor:
Arakan Martial Art has become so much more than just learning to protect myself and my family. It has become a mindset of endless learning and improvement as well as
a lifestyle of laughter, love & sharing with friends who have become family.


I am extremely grateful to have Ben as an Arakan instructor for Kaden and Zahra. Ben is a kind, thoughtful and enthusiastic person, who encourages and supports Kaden and Zahra in everything they do and not just Arakan. The way he conducts himself and his genuine and caring approach to life makes him not only a great instructor, but a fantastic role model, Who my kids look up to. I hope we can continue working together as he progresses in his career. I honestly couldn’t be happier with him! 
Deborah Forbutt mother of Kaden and Zahra

I couldn’t ask for a better instructor. In every lesson you can feel Ben’s passion and fire for Arakan. I could not imagine him doing anything else he is the warrior I aim to be.  
Russell Green

It is such a pleasure to learn from ben. I call him “Mr Technique” because with him the technique has to be perfect. Ben breaks down the technique and shows step by step I then learn the drill. When Ben says “I am happy”, I know that I have achieved my best. 
Danielle Cherrier

What I like about Ben is that he is friendly and funny. He makes me feel confident and I enjoy training with him.
Taylor’s mum states: “Ben has been fantastic for Taylor helping her hugely with her Arakan. Ben has boosted her confidence levels and made her able to handle most situations better. She remains focused through training and is always happy to go. Taylor recently passed grading thanks to Ben.”
Taylor Allen




My son Deklan is a naturally kind and gentle boy, who as an only child has never had to endure the competition and ruff and tumble of other siblings. Reading how daunting and challenging schools can be these days I was very keen to get him involved in self defense but wasn’t sure what was going to be the best fit for him.

In a chance encounter at a community fate we saw the Arakan stand and after talking to the guys I was really impressed with how friendly the team was and how passionate they were to get Deklan into his first lesson. And here is the part that grabbed me the most, the training is done outdoors in parks and school grounds while wearing shirts and shorts and everyday shoes, now that’s real life training. We booked in straight away for our complimentary lesson and Deklan couldn’t wait to get started.

On the day of his first lesson Deklan was quite nervous but Ryan his instructor made him feel completely relaxed and the lesson was a great mix of training and learning through fun games. At the end of the lesson Deklan ran straight up to me and asked if he could do more training tomorrow and the next day, which was a sure sign he loved it. He has now been training for over 3 years and as much as Arakan is about learning self defense and getting fit I have seen Deklan grow in confidence, co-ordination, self respect and self belief. 

Deklan now jumps at every opportunity to do extra lessons and group training and he totally loves going to school holiday training days and he wears his Arakan uniform with absolute pride.

I can honestly say I have been totally impressed with how Arakan has taught him practical, useable skills in real life environments and we look forward to many more years involvement with the Arakan family.


Mark Sculley

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