Arakan Martial Art

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Daniel Octoriver


Born: 1987
Student Since: December 2014
Instructor Since: June 2019
Biggest Arakan Achievement: Achieving my Yellow Belt and having the privilege of teaching and sharing Arakan with the world.
Interests outside of Arakan: Art, Fashion, Architecture, Sports, Food, Music and Personal Development.
Comments from Instructor: I’m excited to take you through a journey in Arakan.

Student Testimonials

Have been training 3.5 years and it's changed my life. It doesn't just teach self defence but also confidence, awareness and courage. You really have to try it to understand how much it gives. Aside from the art itself, the instructors are such inspiring people who dedicate so much time and energy to every single student. It's a real privilege to learn from so many wonderful people. My fellow students are open and accepting and just generally a great bunch of people. Arakan friends are reliable friends. Honestly haven't stopped raving about Arakan since the day I started to anyone who will listen. Highly recommend.

Krystal Moulds

Dan is a humble and down-to-earth Arakan instructor. He always trains with a huge smile on his face and emitting positive vibe to his students. Training with him is an extremely pleasant experience, as he adjusts the training and accommodates his students according to their physique with a caring attitude. He is a phenomenal mentor but more importantly, a great guy overall. 
COVID-19 has created an extraordinary times, where racism and bigotry had found its way to discriminate against minorities in Australia. By training with Dan for just a couple of lessons, he has taught me how to be mindful and be aware of risky situations. Moreover, it enables one to be more confident to confront racists or bullies. 
I would highly recommend training with Dan.

Zong Lin Brian He


I attended a work function. I left to head home to my wife and our new baby and for no reason I was jumped on from behind.  I dropped this attacker as well as two of his friends who started throwing punches at me.  Thanks to Arakan Martial Art and my Instructor for teaching me the necessary skills, and for giving me the confidence to handle these guys, and to get me home safely to my family.

Phillip Pearce

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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.



Mental Wellbeing and Support During the Global Pandemic

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.