Michael D'Enett - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Michael D'Enett


Michael started training Arakan in 2018 when a friend, and also now fellow Instructor, recommended Arakan as a self defence style of martial art. He began training looking for something challenging, other than going to the gym for fitness and health.

Michael attributes Arakan having a huge impact in every area of his life. He believes Arakan has given him untold confidence and empowerment, which he now endeavours to impart to his students. Michael was previously studying his Bachelor of Law, however decided to change careers to become an Arakan Instructor as he felt he could leave a more positive impact into the lives of others. Michael was inspired by the transformation in his friend and also by the other Instructors he was training with, and finds being an Instructor more fulfilling and enjoyable.

The other aspect that drew Michael to Arakan was the whole Arakan team and community. He has found the community to be open and warm, where everyone has each others best interests at heart. He has made some life long friends through training and finds being part of the Club very rewarding.

Some of Michael's greatest Arakan achievements to date are being awarded Student of the Year in 2019 and becoming an Arakan Instructor in 2021. Michael is excited to share this art with others and to help others begin their Arakan journey. Michael's interests outside of Arakan include hanging out with his friends, fitness and reading.

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There have been moments during my training where old daunting memories have been evoked; these are both challenging and confronting. Training in Arakan Martial Art has given me the tools to manage these memories and situations – making me increasingly more determined to pursue my training and reap the rewards

Aida De Demko

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...