Nick May - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Nick May

Senior Instructor

Nick began his journey with Arakan in 2012, at the age 18, which came naturally to him due to his background in dance and body mechanics. Arakan soon became Nick’s passion and ignited him to pursue it as a career as an Instructor.

Nick previously worked as a Personal Trainer, having gained knowledge of body mechanics and how to activate specific muscles to achieve power and acceleration, he now utilities these skills with his Arakan students to help improve their fitness.

Nick is an inspiration for his students with his level of physicality, coordination and fitness he is able to produce and demonstrate. He always has a smile for everyone, and his energy is infectious. Nick is very approachable and enjoys connecting with students and helping them achieve their goals.

After years of consistent training, Nick believes his greatest Arakan achievement is grading his Orange Belt. His passion is to get the best from his students physically and mentally and watch them grow each week, not just in their Arakan abilities, also within themselves.

Outside of Arakan, Nick enjoys sports in general including soccer, cricket, basketball, swimming, rugby league, touch football, rock climbing, break dancing and acrobatics, it’s no surprise that with his physicality, Nick made teaching Arakan his passion.

Student Testimonials

I have trained with Nick both as an fellow student and also have done private lessons with him and I have found he is extremely professional, knowledgeable and has an incredible passion for Arakan Martial Art. His understanding of how the body works and how to help someone understand and learn the movements of Arakan is amazing. He is a such a positive and exciting instructor and I can highly recommend him to help anyone of any skill or fitness level to get the most out of what Arakan has to offer.

Dave Mason

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Arakan Martial Art is giving me the confidence to believe that I could kick someone's butt if I really needed to! It’s also a really great workout. I have so much fun at training and I really look forward to each lesson.

Andrea Blazkova


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