Riley Delanoue - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Riley Delanoue

2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Riley was introduced to Arakan by a friend and has been a student since 2010. He loved that he was learning self defence techniques and quickly realised that he wanted to share this knowledge with others.

Riley’s warm nature makes him loved by all his students and colleagues alike. He is open and approachable and can teach anyone, regardless of their age, perceived physical limitations, health and fitness levels. Riley is very adaptable and able to help his students get the most from their training and become the very best version of themselves.

Riley trains hard, has a great training ethic and enjoys his training. Riley’s students love training with him, he loves a laugh whilst he is training and teaching and also has a lot of depth. He is an understanding Instructor and encourages his students to push themselves to train hard, achieve their goals, have fun, all whilst training hard and learning effective self defence techniques.

When Riley isn’t training or teaching, he enjoys mountain bike riding and snowboarding. His greatest Arakan achievement to date is being able to teach Arakan and grading his Orange Belt.

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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Since I started Arakan Martial Art in 2010 it has helped me to feel safer and not to panic as much as I did in the past. In this time I have gained confidence in myself knowing that I am able to protect myself when I go jogging in the evenings, early mornings and in situations that may occur in the future. It has raised my awareness of when another person is showing aggressive tendencies. I have also learnt to read situations better and hold my ground.

Sharnee Burraston


Watch how Arakan has changed the lives of our students

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...