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 am a student in Sydney. Aaron Moses is my instructor. Being a business owner with employees myself, it is always good to hear when your clients are happy with the service being provided. I have to say I started Arakan in feb 2018 only doing one day a week. Now just five months later I training 3hrs a week. I would have to admit a lot is due to Aaron’s motivation. 

When I started in feb I was still smoking and doing almost no exercise. With Aaron’s always positive attitude and motivation I haven’t had a smoke for 4mths. I also now am running and doing regular exercise. I am fitter than I was in my 20’s or 30’s. 

I look forward to every lesson and just feed off Aaron’s can do attitude. 

I am not a person that usually does this and didn’t want to make a big deal about it. But I really feel that management there and especially Rob needs to know how good of a job Aaron is doing in Sydney. 

My life has improved so much since starting Arakan training. 


Michael Cooper


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...