Arakan Martial Art Instructor Profiles
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The journey to become a qualified Arakan Instructor!

Did you know that it takes as long to become an Arakan Instructor as it does to get a university degree!

All Arakan Instructors begin their journey purely as a student with no intention to teach. They have to be committed, talented, fit and lead by example.

Most train around 6 times per week and only after approximately 3 years of training, are the best candidates carefully selected and placed in the Instructor Development Program. In the program they continue to train around 6 times per week as well as holding down their full time job.

The Development Program involves learning to be better communicators, leaders and motivators. Students in the Program learn about everything from the greater meanings of life through to answering their phones correctly. Most are part of the Program for around 2 years.
During that time, they read self-development books, listen to motivational and inspirational speakers, see professional therapists and much more to ensure the have a balance and holistic outlook on life. The training however, does not stop there.
Development Program students continue to learn about the human body, spiritually, meditation, the art of teaching and more. During this time they “track” or “ghost” established Instructors for a minimum of one hundred hours in unpaid time to learn more about how to teach and then they give a minimum of 100 hours of complementary lessons to further develop their skills. They then secure their Government Blue Card, current 1st Aid Certificate and professional insurances.

If they get through this comprehensive and dedicated process, they are given the go ahead to become an Arakan Instructor.
All Instructors still need to train at least six times a week as a student to continue to grow in the art. There is also a strict criteria for those wanting to progress to the next instructor level. Among the many milestones that need to be achieved, is that the instructor must have taught a minimum of 3000 hours.

It’s a long road to become an instructor but the rewards of helping people succeed far outweigh the years invested.

Our Instructors

 

Chief Instructor


Robert Kyaw
Chief Instructor


Gold Coast


Richard Burkett
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Josh Grimsey
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Jayson Osborne
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Scott Morisset
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Nathan Hinga
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Andrew Serpell
2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Josh Cheeseman
2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Ben Ho
Senior Instructor

Pat Melling
Senior Instructor

Anthony Forrester
Senior Instructor

Tom Gerathy
Senior Instructor

Jonathan Hampson
Senior Instructor

Grant Cosgrove
Instructor

Senior Instructor
Tom Wilson

Riley Delanoue
Instructor

Nick Stowell
Instructor

Matt Bright
Instructor

Josh Oppatt
Instructor

Xavier Corless
Instructor

Aida de Demko
Instructor

Corey Davies
Instructor

Daniel Lin
Instructor

Brandon Boske
Instructor

Josh Baramilis
Instructor

Nick May
Instructor

Jamie Thorne
Instructor

Alex Jameson
Instructor

Mohamed Aly
Instructor

Antonio Testa
Instructor

Sabrina Breasley
Instructor

Ben Fulton
Instructor

Taylan Isler
Instructor

Brad Herring
Instructor

Brisbane


Josh Grimsey
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor
Tom Wilson

Daniel Lin
Instructor

Brandon Boske
Instructor

Mohamed Aly
Instructor

Melbourne


Scott Morisset
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Josh Cheeseman
2nd Degree Senior Instructor

Kyle Howie
Instructor

Riley Gunner
Instructor

Simon Richards
Instructor

Jordan Ranieri
Instructor

Shea Murray
Instructor

Sydney


Richard Burkett
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Jayson Osborne
3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Instructor
Carlos Ortega

Jack Germain
Instructor

Scott Sperring
Instructor

Jake Comarmond
Instructor

Aaron Moses
Instructor

Perth


Mark Boulten
Senior Instructor

Liam Walker
Instructor

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