Private Self Defence Lessons | Arakan Martial Art

Personal Training

Arakan Martial Art® specialises in personal training that is tailored to your specific needs - so if you’re looking for the fastest way to achieve your desired results, private lessons are the answer.

Personal training that’s consistently delivered one-on-one with an instructor in a safe environment, will enhance your technique, skillset and awareness. 

Your private lesson is all about you! The lesson includes just you and your instructor, and is easily adaptable to your specific needs, meaning you don’t need to feel embarrassed, intimidated or worried. 

It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, if you have a good attitude towards learning you will benefit from training Arakan Martial Art®. Our experienced instructors tailor your lesson and training to where you’re at, and safely and effectively build you up from there. 

We believe that training Arakan Martial Art® is a lifelong journey that helps provide more balance in your life. When you are fully immersed in your training you will begin to see amazing results that transpose into other areas of your life, helping to better equip you to deal with challenges along your life journey. 

The primary role of your instructor is to teach you Arakan Martial Art®, although Arakan is much more than simply striking and kicking. It’s about building awareness, skill-sets, techniques and thresholds to deal with many life situations. You will build a strong connection and relationship with your instructor - a bond based on trust and mutual respect. 

How to get started? 

There are no limitations to learning Arakan Martial Art®. No matter your level of fitness, age, weight, height, whether you are able bodied or not, health conditions or concerns, where you are in your personal life journey - it doesn’t matter! Everyone can benefit from learning how to effectively protect themselves with Arakan Martial Art®.

By training in Arakan Martial Art® you will develop self-defence techniques, skill sets, and ways to apply Arakan in your everyday life. You will learn practical, fast and effective self-defence skills and techniques, whilst also increasing overall health and well-being.




I originally started training Arakan Martial Art out of curiosity back in June 2010. I was new to the Gold Coast, had always wanted to try a martial art and saw the sign for the office just around the corner from where I was living. 
Previously I had spent years at various gyms and had sought costly personal trainers which kept me reasonably fit but i decided I may be better spending the money to learn how to defend myself should the situation ever arise.
What I discovered from Arakan Martial Art was so much more. Of course it provides all the fitness and conditioning one would expect from a martial art however it is the "fight logic" that really differentiates the art. You are taught to assess your environment and use it to your advantage. This includes not only aspects such as where to position yourself in a certain situation but also how to deal with obstacles a situation may possess. There are a multitude of different locations where the art is trained that cater for everybody e.g.. nightclubs, home invasion, In your car, dark alleys, wide open areas, parks, beach etc.
Another important aspect to the art is the culture within the club. Ego is left at the gate. All of the instructors are very humble which stems from the top and is evident throughout the club. As everyone's journey is their own, you are only asked to do what you are capable of and you are only challenging yourself.
On a personal note I have found Arakan Martial Art gives me a release from the day to day pressures of work, which in turn has allowed me to become a calmer person and think more rationally. 
It never matters how bad my day has been walking into a lesson, I always walk out exhausted, full of knowledge, relaxed and with a smile on my face. 

Robert Mackay


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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...