Arakan Martial Art

Nick Stowell

2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Born: 1987

Student Since: July 2010

Instructor Since: June 2013

Biggest Arakan Achievement: For me personally it would be the day i became an Arakan Instructor! To be able to share what you love every day is an amazing feeling!

Interests outside of Arakan: Rugby (All blacks & Crusaders), Surfing, Live bands, drawing.

Comments from Instructor: "The Challenge is to always improve, to always get better, even when you are the best. Especially when you are the best!" James Kerr, Legacy.

Student Testimonials


Nick Stowell is one of a kind! Nick has been there for me since the beginning. Not only has he helped me with my Arakan, but his teachings go so far beyond the techniques. I'm lucky to have him as my instructor. He is the best person to be around and I can't recall a time I have ever seen him anything but happy or excited. Nick has so much to share with his students including his unending energy and great wisdom. Seeing him train at the Orange Belt seminar, taken by our Chief Instructor each week is a huge inspiration to me. Hopefully one day, with his guidance, I too will be able to move like him. Nick's always putting in the extra effort and has such a great connection with each of his students. Not to mention for someone who is shorter than 6 foot, he hits like a truck! Nick has harnessed his Arakan ability for amazing purposes and I am fortunate enough to hear him share with me his understanding of the martial art and life!
Thank you Nick, for the life you have helped me achieve.

Nick May

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Blade has benefited a lot from Arakan. He has got a lot of self confidence and his fitness has increased, he now has the  ability to look after himself if confronted by bullies or if he is ever picked on.

Damon, Father of Blade

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...