3rd Degree Senior Instructor
Student Since: 2003
Instructor Since: 2008
Biggest Arakan Achievement: green belt grading
Interests outside of Arakan: I enjoy hanging out with my son and family. Basketball, rugby, cricket and touch football.
Comments from Instructor:
I feel truly blessed and forever grateful to teach train and share Arakan Martial Art with my students, family and friends.
Nathan and Arakan have been helping me, encouraging me though one of the most difficult times of my life. To me he is not only an instructor, but a mentor, councillor and friend. I believe Arakan and every one will benefit from spending time with him, training or otherwise. I also believe with Nathans knowledge, skill and people skills he deserves to be 3rd degree senior instructor. I emphatically support his elevation to 3rd degree and could not have hoped for a better teacher.
Nathan is a very patient and understanding yet knows exactly how to get the best out of me. Nathan is extremely knowledgeable yet humble and his “awe” of Arakan and those around him is infectious. Nathan always goes above and beyond to make me feel valued as a student and often believes in me even more than I do myself. This has enabled me to achieve goals I never thought possible.
Nathan is an incredible practitioner, an inspirational leader and a wonderful person.
Absolutely one of the best people I know. So full of energy and is very friendly. Nathan has been my instructor for about 7 years and has become more than an instructor to me. Nathan is also my friend and I couldn’t ask for anyone better.
Brandon Reece Barakat
Nathan Hinga. Wow. This man embodies what it means to be 'a force to be reckoned with'. With such a huge heart he cares for his students so well, and the shear number of years that he has been training has turned him into one incredible Arakan practitioner.
Nathan is a strong man, and it is extremely rare to see a man that size move as blindingly fast as Nathan does. When you train with or around him, he has a presence that you know, he's there, even if he's across the other side of a field, you know.
However, along with his tremendous talent and skill in Arakan he plays the big brother roll incredibly well. Nathan has always been there for me since I started my journey in 2012. From our first group class he began teaching me things that I didn't even know I was missing out on.
I still learn from him today, not only with help progressing as a student of Arakan, but growing as a human being.
His knowledge, his wisdom, his power, his confidence, all of these things and many more I will continue to aspire to attain. Nathan Hinga is the man, and I can easily say, I wouldn't be the person I am today without him.
So thank you Nathan, for everything.