Riley Delanoue - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Riley Delanoue

2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Riley Delanoue is a dedicated Arakan practitioner who embarked on his journey in 2010 when a friend introduced him to this powerful form of self-defence. Since then, he has been an ardent student, mastering the techniques and developing a passion for sharing this knowledge with others.

One of Riley's most endearing qualities is his warm and approachable nature, which has endeared him to both students and colleagues alike. His teaching style knows no bounds; he can effectively instruct anyone, regardless of age, perceived physical limitations, or fitness levels. Riley's adaptability allows him to bring out the best in his students, helping them achieve their fullest potential.

Through rigorous training and a strong work ethic, Riley sets a shining example for his students. His enthusiasm during training sessions is infectious, creating an environment where laughter and learning intertwine. Beneath his lighthearted approach lies a profound understanding of the art, guiding his students to push themselves, attain their goals, and enjoy the journey of self-improvement while mastering effective self-defense techniques.

Among his many accomplishments, Riley takes immense pride in earning his Orange Belt and reaching the milestone of becoming an Arakan instructor, a testament to his dedication and expertise.

Student Testimonials

Riley is a good instructor and knows how to teach. 
J. McInerney

Riley is a good instructor and has helped me learn Arakan in a very professional manner. 
Rachel Thomson

Riley has been an excellent instructor, I have felt comfortable training with him throughout all my lessons. Riley is very experienced and has made it easy to learn due to his vast knowledge and skills. I have no areas that I feel need improvement. 
Kane Becker

Riley works with my boys to keep them on task and enthusiastic. Riley moves incredibility well with Lyndon who has ASD (Autism). Well done Riley, the boys are always happy to attend training. 
Jordy & Lyndon Braithwaite

A great instructor who always listens and try’s to help with any suggestions regarding Arakan or life. 
Michael Nelson

Riley is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful and and awesome teacher and Instructor!

Hugh Simson

I am very appreciative of the patience that Riley displays during our lessons. Regardless of what may arise, he is always positive and enthusiastic, which in today's climate is a very refreshing attribute.

Gary Spry

Riley shows an amazing degree of patience when working as my Instructor. He is able to quickly re-frame presentation of new skills and drills for easier comprehension. He is quietly enthusiastic. and encouraging at all times and it is my continued privilege to train with him as my Instructor. 

Sue Raison

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When I started Arakan, I was a stressed out, overweight businessman who was very unhealthy and was close to going on medication for high cholesterol. After 3 months of training I lost weight, was much fitter and doctors informed me I no longer needed to go on medication.
I have been training for over 3 years now and have literally gotten my life back. I am now fit, healthy and strong both mentally and physically. I feel 15 years younger and have found that I no longer feel stressed about anything in life. 
My relationships, work and all other aspects of my life have become much richer and successful and this is due to the unique and complete way Arakan instructors help you to grow stronger in mind and body. 
The instructors are personal, caring and extremely dedicated to helping you unlock your true potential.

Dave Mason


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