Mackenzie began her Arakan journey in 2018 searching for effective self defence techniques, especially for someone who is petite and living alone in Sydney.
Mackenzie is a fun loving lady and enjoys training hard. She demonstrates that you don’t need size or strength to overcome an opponent physically bigger or stronger than you. Through body mechanics and technique, she demonstrates how fast and effective Arakan can be.
Mackenzie is 1 of 6 female Instructors and loves sharing her passion with others. Prior to teaching Arakan, Mackenzie spent much of her life doing dance, and has a great understanding of the body and its dynamics. She brings this knowledge and understanding to her training and teaches her students how to utilise correct body mechanics and technique to gain power and adaptability, combined with fast and effective self defence techniques.
Mackenzie feels that Arakan has positively impacted her life by boosting her confidence, giving her greater discipline and focus, and taking her fitness to another level. She loves watching her students grow in their confidence and power, both mentally and physically, in a relatively short period of time. She has also made newfound friendships forged through Arakan that are positive and uplifting.
Mackenzie is grateful to have made teaching Arakan her career and her greatest Arakan achievement to date is grading her Yellow Belt and becoming an Instructor, sharing her passion with her students. Outside of training and teaching, she enjoys going to the movies, the beach, hiking and spending time with family and friends.