Jack Barlow - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Jack Barlow


Born: 1998

Student since: July 2018

Instructor since: May 2019

Biggest Arakan achievement: Training my first Elite Guard in 2020

Interests outside of Arakan: rock climbing, running, the beach and science

Comments from instructor: My favourite part about training Arakan is gaining abilities through high end Instructors and classes and building focus and discipline, which have a profound effect on all aspects of life. It's a real bonus that the skills taught are effective and will ultimately give you the edge in looking after yourself in any street situation.  

My favourite part about teaching Arakan is being able to share the knowledge that I have gained through my own training, which has improved my own like in so many areas. There isn't anything more fulfilling than helping individuals in the community become better versions of themselves every day. 

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Since starting in late 2009, Arakan Martial Art has truly inspired me on a day to day basis. It has made me feel incredibly empowered and confident. 
I now wholeheartedly believe in myself and my abilities, be it physical or mental! Having dealt with some nasty bullying issues from the past, this is what pushed me to train harder and faster, never wanting to become the victim again. 
Today I am loud and proud thanks to Arakan and the amazing people involved!

Tim Pitchford

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...