Student Since: March 2013
Instructor Since: April 2015
Biggest Arakan Achievement: Yellow Belt Grading
Interests outside of Arakan:
Hardcore music / Shows
Hiphop / Graffiti. Great food
Comments from Instructor:
As a person, student and instructor I am so thankful for Arakan.
Without it I would not be who I am today. So grateful!
I was introduced to Arakan through Corey approx 5 years ago and is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had no idea what Arakan was until my girlfriend and I had our first lesson with Corey and we were instantly impressed and instantly hooked. He is such a humble, professional and experienced instructor and made us feel at ease straight away. In our first lesson he taught us some techniques and demonstrated some of those on me with pin point precision but extreme control which not only further confirmed that he is a professional but Arakan is the real deal. 5 years on and my girlfriend and I still train several times every week with Corey. Not only is he a weapon of an instructor and life coach but also a close friend. Corey leads by example and lives and breathes Arakan. He is a true professional and strives to get the best out of each and every one of his students and pushes them to be the best version of themselves in every lesson.
I've been training under Corey for over four years and in that time he has helped me to become a stronger and more confident version of myself. Corey inspired me to become an instructor and remains an inspiration for me to grow stronger every day.
I have been training with Corey now for over 4 years and initially i started training with him to get some basic fitness. I had my first complimentary lesson with Corey and was show the backfist and how to generate more power to that blow with some "technique". It was amazing to realise the difference in the power of the blow. Corey has since trained me every week since that time and (has patiently) explained everything concisely (many times) to assist my growth with Arakan Martial Art. It was apparent from the outset that Corey was passionate and considerate but his understanding of Arakan enabled him to teach the art at a very understandable level right through to being enabled to grade my first belt.
I now train with Corey to gain greater understanding of the next belt requirements but due to the exposure to Coreys passion and understanding of Arakan, is now not just about grading but more about a journey of learning that is continuous. The health benefits have been great for me personally and I cannot thank Corey enough for what he has helped me to achieve. I highly recommend him as an Arakan Instructor and have entrusted him to start training with my 14 year old son. Again, I see Corey gently working away with him and encouraging him. The benefits of having some knowledge, of what he is being Instructed, only brings us closer and gives us a better bond. Exponentially, my eldest son trains and my youngest daughter has trained for 4 years (this month, Jan 2020) as well, so it really has become a family affair.
Thanks for everything Corey
Corey is a true Arakan warrior with so much passion and heart in his teaching and training. Corey is an absolute pleasure to be around.
Seeing Corey in lessons shows he is the best student in terms of attentiveness and learning, Which is the way he has become. Corey is such a great instructor, best attitude and the best guy.
Corey is the most humble instructor who contributes so much to the club while being honest and modest.