Stuart Norris - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Stuart Norris


Stuart began his journey in 2015 after being introduced to Arakan by a friend. He loved how each week he could feel himself become mentally and physically stronger and had the realisation that he wanted to share this with others.

Arakan has helped Stuart personally grow and develop in many areas of his life. He discovered how Arakan helped him manage anxiety and stress and he truly believes that Arakan helps you grow into the greatest version of yourself . He believes that through his training, he has developed discipline and focus which then quickly transferred into other areas of his life and helped him stick too and achieve his goals.

Stuart is an all round great guy. He is down to earth, approachable, reliable, honest, dependable, has a strong work ethic and genuinely loves to help others. He loves sharing how adaptable and street effective Arakan is with everyone he meets and his students greatly benefit from Stuart's compassionate nature and his ability to teach his students in a way that helps them get the most out of their lesson.

He loves watching his students grow each week and become better versions of themselves. Stuart is committed to personal development and grow, how applied knowledge translates to positive changes in your life and he loves sharing this with his students. He is always learning and growing, physically, emotionally and mentally and he instills this philosophy into his teaching and students. He loves training hard and incorporates psychical conditioning into his training to create balance for his students to develop mental and physical fitness and awareness.

His greatest Arakan achievement is passing his Yellow Belt grading and being awarded the Most Improved students in 2017. Outside of Arakan, Stuart is a committed family man and enjoys spending time with his family.

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I enrolled my daughter Ava into Arakan a few months after the sudden death of her father who passed away in a car accident in 2006. I chose sport as a therapeutic medium for Ava to release her grief and Arakan was a powerful healing tool for her in the first year following her father’s death.  Five years on she misses him naturally but Arakan has been a fantastic outlet for her in many ways & has helped her move forward into a brave, new & positive future - my little Urban Warrior

Sheree, mother of Ava


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...