Arakan Martial Art® was created for the ‘real world’. 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®.
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.
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.
When we do become Instructors, most of us teach around 30 x lessons per week. That’s 30 x lessons times 50 x weeks per year (assuming they take 2 weeks off) equals = 1,500 x lessons per year! That’s usually in their first year of teaching and they longer they teach, the more experience they will have in teaching all people of different ages, various skills and fitness levels. For example, if you average 1,500 x lessons per year and times by 4 x years and that equates to 6,000 x hours of teaching Arakan Martial Art®. The longer they are teaching, the more proficient they become, which means you get the very best Instructor for your individual needs.
We all feel very grateful to be able to turn our passion into a full time profession.