Tim Maloney - Arakan Martial Art Instructor

Tim Maloney


Tim began his Arakan journey in 2015 when he wanted to learn self defence. Both he and his partner both started training and Tim quickly developed his passion for Arakan, in learning to protect himself and loved ones.

Over the years, Tim’s discipline and focus increased, as did his fitness and strength. This inspired Tim to become an Instructor and help others to become better versions of themselves. He attributes Arakan to changing his life and now inspires others to go on their Arakan journey.

Tim is very patient, compassionate, and understanding Instructor and loves watching his student’s confidence grow. He is always open to learning and growing, both as a martial arts Instructor and person.

Tim enjoys being active with his partner and other interests outside of Arakan include music, skateboarding, surfing and bouldering.


I have had the privilege of training with Tim over the past several months whilst he was becoming a full time instructor. He comes with such energy and no matter how you are feeling at the beginning of the lesson by the end his enthusiasm for Arakan and the skills he teaches, makes you walk away having that same enthusiasm and energy for Arakan.

Marsha McGowan

Our 5 year old daughter has been training with Tim for a few months now. She really looks forward to each lesson and asks "is it martial arts today?". Tim has a very natural ability to connect with her, he is patient and keeps the sessions fun. Her concentration and focus has improved in a very short amount of time. We are so glad we found Tim and Arakan Martial Art.

Brooke. mother of Charlie

Tim has been coaching my 9 year old son for almost a year now. He incorporates a range of strategies tailored specifically to meet the needs of my child, and I have noticed a huge improvement in my son’s focus and concentration since he started. He takes the time to get to know my son and his interests. Tim is always flexible and his passion for Arakan is clearly evident. We are grateful to Tim for starting our son on his Arakan journey.

Belinda Campbell

I started Arakan to learn about self defence, gain confidence and strength! I've loved my lessons and the progression I've noticed in my self, it's challenging at times however, I found such urge in continuing and learning more. 
Tim as an instructor has helped me significantly with the goals I've set in the beginning. He has constantly found ways to keep me engaged in the lessons whilst being versatile in his ability to teach me strikes and/or techniques  that I've found challenging! 
He has also been awesome with time management and the flexible hours regarding work times! 10/10??:)

Xialyn Cabanlig

I've trained under Tim from the beginning of 2022, his belief in you as a student is unwavering. Tim is genuinely committed to all the positive aspects that will come from learning Arakan. It sounds like an exceptional amount of time and dedication to get to where Tim is today. 

Ben Cosgrove


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I've been training Arakan for just over three years in Brisbane and can highly recommend it. Starting in my 40's I was very reluctant to give it a go at first …. but looking back it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The club culture and instructors here in Brisbane are excellent and they will guide you on your own Arakan Journey. Although not widely know about, Arakan is highly suited to self-defense. There is almost something magical about the power, focus and confidence that you can conjure up as you experience and learn more about it.

Nigel Adams


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...