Arakan Martial Art

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Josh Grimsey

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Student Since: 2000
Instructor Since: 2003
Biggest Arakan Achievement:
Becoming an Arakan Instructor and Grading my Green Belt in 2012
Interests outside of Arakan:
I love spending time at the beach, in the pool, also fishing and eating great food. I also love spending time with my wife and 2 daughters. 
Comments from Instructor:
With discipline, belief, and the right knowledge we become the best we can be. 


Student Testimonials

I have been an Arakan Martial Art student for 14 years and have been highly fortunate to have Josh Grimsey as my Instructor for my entire journey. Josh himself is a brilliant Arakan practitioner whose own mastery, drive and talent for the art naturally inspires and rubs off on the student. As a teacher too, Josh is a master. For 14 years, he has consistently shown up with vitality and enthusiasm, willing to focus completely on the lesson and my needs on the day. He bestows discipline with a happy and compassionate nature, driving when he needs to be and extremely patient otherwise.

As with life, Arakan Martial Art is a journey with growth and plateau, growth and plateau; having a consistent and committed Instructor like Josh Grimsey has helped keep me on the journey through thick and thin. As such, I have been able to make progress, learn about myself, learn about life, and learn about this martial art from ancient Burma.

Josh Grimsey is my Instructor, my coach and, through my training, a fine friend. I am grateful to him and to the Chief Instructor Rob Kyaw and the club they run. It's a brilliant organisation to be a part of.

I highly recommend Arakan Martial Art and Instructor Josh Grimsey to train you, grow you and give you great energy and confidence in your life.
Dr Andrew Bartlett,


My name is Gared Clarey, 8 years ago I received a call from Josh grimsey inviting myself to train privates with him. 
From day one my training changed the way I saw the world feeling empowered and confident in myself from the few strikes that where shown to me, knowing I could protect my family and myself I was hooked ,I couldn't stop talking about how awesome this art was to my work mates who thought I was mad, All I would hear from them ,mate that wall won't hit back, leave that post alone and to this day I still do it.
I thank Josh Grimsey for the amazing 8 years , going through my yellow belt all the hard times and great times and everything in between and Many more to come.
I would highly recommend training with Josh (private or group)to anyone who wants to be motivated, empowered and have a amazing out look on life.
Gared Clarey

Josh does extremely well planned training sessions is unbelievably skilled.  Josh is my absolute guide in how I am progressing.  I have massive respect for his approach, knowledge and time. He is the best!
Wayne Brummer

It has been a remarkable journey for me with up’s and down’s personally. Josh has always had an open ear and respect for me at whatever stage I am in. Thank you for your hard earned effects and consistency which would not be easy. Very much respect for you!
Dave Moore

Mike is very easy to connect with. Josh is a very talented instructor with excellent teaching methods and a wonderful approach. 
Mike Prior
For 9 years lessons with Josh are always great. Josh has helped me improve so much not only in martial arts skills, But also confidence and attitude towards life. Thank you very much Josh.
Chris Du

I have had the privilege to be training and learning Arakan Martial Art with Josh Grimsey for 2 years and I am super pumped for the endless years to come. 
When I very first started I was at a pretty low point if my life. I was confused, I always doubted myself and I thought the world was against me. 
After these 2 amazing years of training Arakan with Josh Grimsey he has taught me how to believe in myself, to defend myself but also to actually believe it. He has taught me to be okay with making mistakes but also pushing me to learn from them. 
Josh has inspired me to want to continue my Arakan journey and to set higher goals for myself through the Instructor Development Program. 

His passion and commitment has really driven me to chase my dreams. I am so grateful to have Josh as my Instructor to not only learn the best Martial Art there is, but also to be able to talk to him about anything and receive any guidance I need.

I highly recommend Instructor Josh Grimsey to anyone who wants to learn self defence. It is an empowering feeling to be able to be in control and take control of any uncomfortable or life threatening situation that you find yourself in. 
Kyla Salter-Doyle



As a freelance photographer I am often on location at homes and businesses at night and meeting people for the first time. I carry heavy and expensive equipment and training in Arakan Martial Art has increased my strength and improved my awareness considerably by understanding my environment and any possible dangers.

Linda Nogal

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