Self-Defence Training


Self-Defence Training



Arakan Martial Art® was created for the ‘real world’. Our focus is on fast, powerful, practical and adaptable self-defence techniques that are suited to today’s urban environment. Techniques that are designed to keep you and your loved ones safe - against one or even multiple attackers.

Arakan is a unique, fluid, practical, powerful and highly effective self-protection style with a major emphasis on technique as well as conditioning. You will learn situational awareness - often seeing potential situations before they escalate - as well as the skills to diffuse or divert these situations prior to them becoming an incident.

QLD Law Enforcement officers training Arakan Martial Art

With Arakan Martial Art® you do not need size or strength in order to effectively protect yourself or others. Instead you will learn to use your whole body in super-dynamic ways as your body and mind become more adaptable, flexible and agile. 
The ‘street’ is very unpredictable by nature. There are no set rules or parameters, so you have to learn to deal with the chaotic nature of a confrontation. Arakan Martial Art® is very rich in terms of how one may respond to these situations. It is our belief that there are no barriers to effectively protecting yourself and your loved ones.

Arakan Martial Art® holds seminars in different environments so you are prepared for any situation, and can effectively protect yourself in a nightclub, on a train, in a jail, your own home, or even in your car! These seminars will teach you efficient self-protection techniques for close quarters, against weapons and even against multiple attackers. For more information on our Seminars, please visit the seminar section of the website

Our goal is for you to achieve the following through your Arakan Martial Art® training:

  • increase situational and environmental awareness
  • learn practical and effective self-defence skills
  • gain self-confidence, empowerment, focus and awareness
  • learn skills and techniques to ensure the safety and wellbeing of yourself and loved ones
  • learn skills to remain calm in heightened situations
  • learn to diffuse and divert a potential situation
  • learn to effectively and efficiently control any situation should it escalate
  • increase your health and fitness
  • learn to manage stressful situations and levels
  • improve mental focus and concentration
  • gain a greater understanding of body mechanics
  • improve hand eye coordination and speed
  • increase self-motivation and self-discipline.
     
When you are fully immersed in your training you will begin to see amazing results that get carried over into other areas of your life. Not only will you learn practical self-defence skills, but perhaps even more significantly, you will gain self-confidence, empowerment, focus and awareness.



At the ripe age of 48 i felt i needed something else to focus on other than work. I had little spare time but knew that if i enjoyed what i did i would find the time.

After training privately with Grant Cosgrove for just over a year now, i have found the art has helped mind, body and spirit immensely. The training is practical, enjoyable and doesnt impact too heavily on the body unlike other arts or sports.

I also had the pleasure of attending various training seminars throughout the year at interesting locations led by Chief instructor Rob and his army of top instructors, which whilst tested the nerve, really reinforced the art in real life situations.

The respect that is shown towards the students by both fellow students & instructors is an absolute credit to the organisation, hence why it continues to grow in popularity.

If anyone of any age is considering adding something special to their personal status, take a complimentary class in Arakan as i did and enjoy the journey.

Dave Stringer



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