Ryan Musgrave - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Ryan Musgrave


Once Ryan began his Arakan Martial Art journey - his obsession was instant. The devastation, precision, and fluidity of Arakan Martial Art, became a burning passion.

Ryan's constant and evolving Arakan journey soon became even more rich and meaningful. It led him to the discovery of an empowering way of life. The transformation of his mindset. His demeanour. Calming both his body and mind. He’s more grounded, respectful, and mature. Driven with purpose and gratitude.

Ryan takes pride in helping students empower themselves through devastating and effective self-defence with Arakan Martial Art. Helping them build stability, strength, coordination, and fitness. He pushes students beyond their self-perceived barriers to new levels of success.


Student Testimonials


So far, I have had the pleasure of 6 lessons with Ryan. But, it only took 1 to learn how passionate he is about Arakan. Ryan is a benevolent man and made me feel very comfortable every lesson. He is also thorough in his approach to teaching. With a keen eye, he picked small details and made me much better. Every lesson with him was always more enjoyable than the last and I always walked away feeling pumped and ready to take on the day!

Cooper Zulli.

Ryan's excitable personality makes his lessons really enjoyable. His friendly exterior has helped me learn and absorb his teaching a lot easier, along with his well articulated instruction.
There is never a dull moment when Ryan is training you, always entertaining and engaging. Anyone who learns from him will be a lucky student.

Cody Yarnold.

For every Arakan lesson with Ryan, he brought exceptional skill, dedication, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help me become a more successful and proficient Arakan student!
As usual, I can't wait for my next lesson! If you're thinking of learning, Ryan's your man!

Paul Mulqueen.


I am tremendously grateful for the time I spent training with Ryan Musgrave. As an Arakan instructor, he doesn’t just do his job improving my skills, he takes genuine interest to increase my own awareness, from what to improve, in all aspects, from hand positioning to loading and keeping the middle involved, to ‘keeping the engine running’ (after a drill) so to speak.  I have been training for some time and I can say that it’s so good to see the enthusiasm for helping people improve themselves.
I cannot recommend Ryan any more than I can, as it’s not just his Arakan skills that helped me but also his professionalism to ensure I learn the most I can in the one hour I spend training. 

Dean Mayer 


My husband and I train with Ryan once a week and I love it! It's the highlight of my week. Ryan is clearly passionate about what he's teaching and is very talented at communicating and instructing in a way that works for each individual. I highly recommend these lessons as a way of staying fit and strong but most importantly, to feel safe and confident; which is exactly what you get from training with Ryan. 

Jacinta Kealley


If you’re looking to learn self defence and get in shape, then Ryan is your man! Ryan is so passionate that you can’t help but get immersed in the world of Arakan martial arts. My partner and I had never done any form of martial arts before and Ryan help set us up with our own unique learning path to ensure we are getting the most out of our lessons and at a pace we are comfortable with. Highly recommend 10/10

Michael Gleeson 


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I originally started training in Arakan Martial Art as a form of self defence when there was a rise in attacks on women on the Gold Coast. 
Being a small lady (all of 45kg), I knew that I would be an easy target for uncomfortable or life threatening attacks so I decided to take action and learn a form of martial art / self defence.
It has not been a year yet in my Arakan journey, but looking back I have never regretted the choice I made to learn this life changing skill. An added bonus is also becoming fitter and stronger than I’ve ever been before. I am much fitter physically and mentally than I could ever be, and this is just the start (still an Arakan baby), looking at life in a more positive way.

I highly recommend all women to learn self defence. From a woman’s point of view, it is a rewarding and empowering feeling to be able to be in control and take control of an uncomfortable or life threatening situation through the skill of martial arts / self defence

Saroeun Grantham


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