Jayson Osborne - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Jayson Osborne

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Jayson discovered Arakan in 2003 and rapidly developed a passion for this amazing art. Through consistency in his training, dedication and focus, he then felt called to pursue a career as an Arakan Instructor to coach and inspire others.

Jayson is a dedicated student of life and loves to empower others to live life to the fullest. Jayson has a competitive edge which inspires him to continuous growth and change. He enjoys keeping fit and healthy and pushing himself and his students beyond their perceived limitations.

Jason believes that he is here to help others achieve their goals through training Arakan. He has a wealth of knowledge and has 2 decades of training behind him. He loves to motivate and inspire his students and encourage them to pursue their dreams.

Jayson attributes his success to 'doing the work', turning up each day and being the best you can be.

His greatest Arakan achievements are grading his belts; Yellow Belt 2005, Orange Belt 2008, Green Belt, 2017, along with being awarded the National Instructor of the year 2008, 2009,2010, 2011 and 2019, Hall of Fame Instructor 2016, Highest Achiever Award 2020 as well as being an Arakan Instructor.

When Jayson is not teaching or training, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, his wife and 2 children, doing activities together, getting out and about. He also enjoys watching and playing sports.

Student Testimonials

I really enjoy training with Jayson and always learn so much from him as he has an amazing ability to explain and break complex concepts down to a manageable level. Jayson is also a constant inspiration - both with his Arakan skill and attitude to training, work and life generally and I feel very lucky to have the opportunity learn from him in my own Arakan journey
Kat Hyden

Jayson has been a amazing , strong ,inspirational of a person and much more as a instructor. He has given me so much that I don’t know where to start. He values his family, his art and his students so much. Easiest way to explain it is he is so dedicated , patient, passionate about Arakan and skilled that he gives 150% to each student ( even when you feel your not worth it or don’t believe in yourself). This is dragging but his always showing externally that it’s all easy and just what he does. His personally turned me from a scared, negative little girl/victim/ target to a confident, semi positive women . Who would fight for her safety and value herself . His changed my habit of putting myself in bad environments for work, life , head space , relationships. His opened up doors for My Arakan journey ( which is just starting), his opened my eyes to belief in myself, respect and self worth, friendships and opportunities that I never believe where there or that I was worth. I was a rock, thanks to Jayson and his hard work I am a Diamond. I need shaping and polishing but I have changed thanks to Jayson. 
Gulsen Mehmet 

Jayson has been such an influential person in my life. He has kept me motivated and continued to push my limits, I feel honoured to be trained by him. 
Scott Sperring

Jayson is the best role model for myself, he is so consistent with everything he does and is an absolute weapon in all areas. 
Ryan Robbie

Jayson got me to try for yellow belt. I never thought I could do that. Jayson continued to keep pushing me on and I needed that. Thank Jayson for all your hard work and support. 
Linda Frazer

Jason is always on time or early ready to train in enthusiasm. Great communicator and I highly value Jayson as an instructor and find his work ethic inspiring. 
Nick Jones



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I love the 1:1 lesson format – I get so much out of my 1-hour lesson with Daniel Octoriver– it’s like a personal training session but so much more – not only do you work on your fitness, strength and conditioning but you also are learning a very effective self-defence and practical martial art that works all muscle groups and the mind. In that 1 hour I don’t think of anything else – just put myself into the hands of Daniel who tailors each lesson to build on my capabilities and confidence, encouraging and pushing me in equal measure.

It sets me up for the day and week – mentally and physically. I feel stronger in my core – feel like I am 5 years younger!

Warren Davis


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...