Arakan Martial Art® instructors are personally coached and mentored by Master Robert Kyaw (Ne Htoon Kyaw), who was born in Myanmar and raised learning the traditional Burmese martial art ‘Thaing’. This ancient form was one of the few arts practised for generations by tribes in the western region of Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Over his lifetime, Master Kyaw adapted this ancient style to suit today’s urban environment. He worked on creating a fast and effective self-protection style that better suited the modern world in which we live, and just like that, Arakan Martial Art® was born.
After dedicating his life to teaching, Master Kyaw quickly outgrew the number of students he was personally able to teach, which is why he began coaching and mentoring an elite few students who showed special prowess. These students became Arakan Martial Art® instructors, and are now able to pass on the benefits of this powerful self-defence style to more students than Master Kyaw could have ever taught alone.