Arakan Martial Art Instructor Profiles

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Master Robert Kyaw (Ne Htoon Kyaw) was born in Myanmar and was raised learning a 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 has adapted this ancient style to suit today’s modern, urban environment and created a fast and effective self-protection style suited for the modern world in which we live in. Arakan Martial Art® was born.

After dedicating his life towards teaching, Master Kyaw fast outgrew the number of students he was personally able to teach and started coaching and mentoring an elite few students who showed special prowess to become Instructors; who would then be able to teach Arakan Martial Art®.

Over the past 25 years (since Arakan Martial Art was established in Australia), Chief Instructor Robert Kyaw has trained thousands of students, always wholeheartedly. Some of these students have become qualified Instructors, and then in time some of these instructors have left us and moved on in their lives to other adventures. We wish all of them well in their own journeys through life.

Please be aware that there are some people in Australia claiming to teach Arakan Martial Art who have never been recognised by us and /or are no longer recognised by us as legitimate Arakan Martial Art Instructors. We maintain extremely strict criteria and bench marks for being part of our teaching team as we want only the very best instruction for our members.

As a student, please contact us to be sure that you are indeed training with a recognised, fully qualified Arakan Instructor so that you may receive the best possible version of Arakan Martial Art in a safe, positive and effective way.

The journey to become a qualified Arakan Instructor!

Did you know that it takes just as long to become an Arakan Martial Art® Instructor as it does to get a university degree! On average, it takes over 5 years to become a qualified Arakan Martial Art® Instructor.

We all feel very grateful to be able to turn our passion into a full time profession.

Most of our Instructors teach full-time, over 30 hours per week. The hours we spend teaching Arakan Martial Art® makes us professionals at what we do. The more we teach and train, the more experience we gain which means you greatly benefit from our knowledge and experience.

Arakan Martial Art® Instructors are students first and foremost and are always growing and learning and we take great pride and responsibility that we get to impart our knowledge of Arakan Martial Art® to our members..We love what we do and believe it is a privilege and honour to teach Arakan Martial Art®.

It’s a long road to become an Arakan Martial Art® Instructor however the rewards of being of service to others, making a positive impact in their lives and having the privilege to impart this knowledge and be a part of others journey towards empowerment, far outweigh the years invested.

We have a number of Instructors teaching across Australia. Click on your location below and see the various regions we are teaching in.

Want to learn more on how to become an Arakan Martial Art® Instructor? Click here


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

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When ‘life happens’, it is an opportunity to rise up and show our strength and courage. With the recent pandemic hitting our shores, it meant some changes needed to happen with training, whilst conforming with the strict government regulations and hygiene protocols.

With our wellbeing and health being highlighted and taking precedence in most people’s lives, we felt it more important than ever before to help keep our members training. Numerous studies have shown that physical activity is linked to boosting our immune system as well as maintain physical and mental wellbeing.



Mental Wellbeing and Support During the Global Pandemic

As global citizens, we have all been adversely affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. This might just be to our day-to-day socio-occupational routines and training regimes but most likely than not, it has affected our sense of security and certainty about the future to some extent. For some, it can be hard not to worry what the Pandemic and its socio-economic impacts can mean for ourselves, our families, friends and communities.