Jack Lace - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Jack Lace


Jack began training Arakan is 2017 when he saw an ad on facebook and decided to 'give it a go', knowing that his life need to change and he applied for a complimentary lesson. He discovered Arakan in a time where he was wandering aimlessly through life with no direction or purpose. Knowing something in his life needed to change, Jack decided to 'give Arakan a go', without expectation. He feel in love with his first lesson and the rest, as they say, is history.

Being surrounded by uplifting and inspiring mentors in the Arakan club, Jack began to feel and see a change in his life. It made him want to do better and be better. With the guidance from his Chief Instructor and his primary Instructor, Jack decided he wanted to become an Arakan Instructor and began the path to what he feels has given him a purpose in life. He wanted to help make a positive change and difference in other people's life, both mentally and physically, just as Arakan has helped him achieve in his own life.

Jack is a lighthearted guy and loves to teach his students the practical self defence aspects of Arakan along with the importance of physical conditioning. He strives to get the best from his students and enjoys watching them grow and develop in their Arakan journey. Jack is open to learning and growing and loves sharing what he's learning to his students.

Jack believes his greatest Arakan achievement to date is grading his Yellow Belt and becoming an Arakan Instructor. When he is not training, Jack enjoys painting and catching up with friends and family.

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A very good friend of mine held a party for his 17 year old son and my wife and I offered to help out with the general party stuff. All was well up until 9:45. A group of uninvited teenagers (party crashers) approached the front gate and despite of being told several times that the party was closed and that they would not be let in, the group got louder and started to climb on neighbouring fences. 
I started to get surrounded by 5 or 6 of them holding open cans and bottles yelling abuse, my adrenalin started rising and I started to pick out my targets (just in case). Then it happened, a push…it was immediately answered by a back fist (guy in front of me), slight turn to the left and followed by a straight palm (guy to my left), it connected quite well and caused a bit of a domino effect. The rest of the group cleared out quickly and started to throw cans and bottles at us; luckily no one was hurt. Eventually the police arrived and scanned the area for those who started this mess.  

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Watch how Arakan has changed the lives of our students

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...