Arakan Martial Art

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Brandon Boske

Senior Instructor

Born: 1990
Student Since: April, 2012
Instructor Since: January, 2016
Biggest Arakan Achievement: Grading yellow belt / Becoming an instructor.
Interests outside of Arakan: Movies, Gaming and Snowboarding.
Comments from Instructor: Arakan has become an integral part of my life. It gives me focus and confidence and a sense of direction and I am so thankful. I can only hope to share the experience Arakan has given me, with other students.

Student Testimonials

I have been training in the art for just over four years now. I am so passionate about the art, it gives you practical skills based on real life situations. It is challenging, some times confronting but it enhances your awareness, coordination and it increases your confidence. If anyone was looking to try a Martial Arts, this would be the go-to, its unlike anything else. Estelle Gourlay.



I’ve been a dedicated member of the Arakan Martial Art family for years now, practising on the Gold Coast. I’m also the managing director of Palm Lake Group – my family has been developing over-50s residential resorts across the east coast of Australia for more than 40 years. We have 35 communities in 25 locations with about 11,000 people calling a Palm Lake Group address their home.

I know that people are my company’s most important asset and with such a large organisation and staff in dozens of offices in three different states, I actively encourage team-building opportunities across my workforce. When considering team-building options for our head office staff at Southport, combining my love of Arakan with my business seemed the obvious choice.

After an initial visit and demonstration from the Arakan trainers (where the staff had no idea what they were getting themselves in to, even while they were signing the waivers!), I signed up our business for 10 one-hour weekly sessions. My staff loved them – so much so that we are midway through our next 10 sessions. Each week, our Arakan training sessions are enjoyed by everyone from the CEO and other senior managers, to our accounts ladies, to the planning and development team, and all other types of admin staff.

There’s a lot of role-playing and team-building elements to the Arakan training sessions but the best part is that it brings everyone together on the same level and it’s giving them confidence, awareness and practical self-defence strategies that they can use in real-life situations. I know that they also secretly love the opportunity to give their bosses a punch each week! What I’m also seeing on the back of our Arakan training sessions is less staff sick days.

On the whole, Arakan training is bringing many positives to my company and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my personal passion for martial arts with my staff, in a mutually beneficial and fun way.

Scott Elliott, Palm Lake Group





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New training options available via Skype, Zoom and Facetime

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.

 


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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.
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