Arakan Martial Art


Arakan Martial Art Instructors
in Brisbane



Robert Kyaw
Chief Instructor

Chief Instructor Robert Kyaw considers teaching a true privilege, he believes that his calling in life is to be of service to people through Arakan Martial Art.

Robert lives and breathes what we teach; you will find him training hard every day of the week, he is always learning and growing as person.

Robert believes that Arakan is an amazing vehicle to learn about one self and become more aware on many levels.

Robert has been training Arakan for most of his life and has been teaching since 1993, he is the first person to introduce Arakan to the western world from Myanmar, his passion for Arakan and teaching grows stronger every year.

Robert is excited and inspired to be a part of a student’s journey and growth, he is always accessible and available for his students, you will find him wearing a big smile, open heartedly training and sharing Arakan with students of any age or skill level.

Robert is a dedicated husband to Christina and father to his two sons; Phoenix and Raiden. When Robert is not training Arakan, you will find him mountain biking, snowboarding, at the beach, training at the gym, at the running track with his kids, reading, playing guitar or meditating.

Robert has been with his wife Christina since they were both in their early twenties, he attributes much of the growth and the stability of the Arakan club to Christina, who manages the administration team.

Robert is a firm supporter of charities, the Arakan team sponsors 30 World Vision children, they support an orphanage Myanmar and have supported numerous charities each year.

“I am forever grateful for having the opportunities to teach our students, thanks for your love, support, commitment and inspiration.”

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I started training Arakan approximately 6 years ago, only really because my son had just started training and I thought it would be good to have something in common, as well as a fun way to keep fit.  I wasn’t particularly concerned about self-defense because I had never really felt the need for it, and in the beginning I was probably more concerned about improving my fitness-test results than learning how to protect myself.
However it wasn’t too long after this that our house was broken into one night, whilst my family and I were all asleep in our bedrooms. It wasn’t until the morning that we realized what had happened, and that all of us had slept through the whole thing.  Thankfully there was no harm done and only a bit of money stolen, but the next morning I can remember thinking how lucky I was that I slept through and didn’t wake up and have to confront the burglar - because I wouldn’t have had a clue what to do or how to handle myself, let alone protect my family…..and that’s when my attitude towards training changed.
Now, after many years of private and group lessons, some advanced weapons training, a few home invasion seminars and 3 other family members that train Arakan – look out if you ever try to break into our house!
 

Aaron McBain



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