Arakan Martial Art

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Richard Burkett

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Student since: 1996
Instructor since: 2002
Biggest Arakan Achievement: Teaching my son Armi.
Interests outside of Arakan: Basketball, tattoos, motor bikes and spending time with my son.
Comments from Instructor: Living the dream always!!

Student Testimonials

Had the best lesson with one of my Instructors Richard this morning. After training Arakan you really do feel great, mind is sharp, body is functional, feel clear, focused and confident. Best way to start the day especially a big day.

Ben Ho


I have been training Arakan Martial Art with Richard for 11 years.  Exercise and fitness is important to everyone but the added benefit with the skills learned through AMA is the  ability to potentially diffuse threatening situations or even save your life.  As a businesswoman I have found Arakan Martial Art has helped relieve day to day stresses and given me a sharper focus and self assurance in conducting my daily activities.

Angela Testa

As a sole proprietor who works alone during the day, I felt it was time to take responsibility for my own safety and learn a new skill. 
Arakan Martial Art looked like a fun way for me to start achieving my own fitness goals and has proved to be challenging, and very rewarding. A big thank you to the Arakan team for such an amazing experience so far

Phoebe Bignell

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Arakan Martial Art® seminars, self-defence classes and personal training private lessons are available in a large number of areas around Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern Rivers NSW and Perth

New training options available via Skype, Zoom and Facetime

When ‘life happens’, it is an opportunity to rise up and show our strength and courage. With the recent pandemic hitting our shores, it meant some changes needed to happen with training, whilst conforming with the strict government regulations and hygiene protocols.

With our wellbeing and health being highlighted and taking precedence in most people’s lives, we felt it more important than ever before to help keep our members training. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity is linked to boosting our immune system as well as maintain physical and mental wellbeing.



Mental Wellbeing and Support During the Global Pandemic

As global citizens, we have all been adversely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This might just be to our day-to-day socio-occupational routines and training regimes but most likely than not, it has affected our sense of security and certainty about the future to some extent. For some, it can be hard not to worry what the Pandemic and its socio-economic impacts can mean for ourselves, our families, friends and communities.