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

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I started the boys in 2005 to train Arakan to learn about self defence because no mother would like to see her sons bullied. 

Maddy, Mother of Diego and Thibault

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...