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Arakan Martial Art® will teach you self defence techniques that are effective, efficient, practical and easily adaptable to the street environment. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe. You will learn how to defend yourself in different scenarios to help keep you safe in any situation.

If you are searching for increased self confidence, greater empowerment, improved fitness and health and an enhanced lifestyle, then you may benefit greatly from Arakan Martial Art®. Our goal is to equip you with the techniques, discipline and skills to remain calm in heightened situations and to diffuse many situations. This may be at work, when you are out and about or in any other environment. Should a potential situation escalate, you will also learn techniques to control any situation quickly and effectively, to ensure the safety of yourself and all concerned.


1. Great introduction to become more aware

Our goal is to equip you with the techniques, discipline and skills to remain calm in heightened situations and to diffuse many situations. The first principle of Arakan Martial Art® is awareness. Should you be aware of a potential situation before it even arises, you will then be able to take measures to completely avoid a confrontation.

Being mindful is part of becoming more aware. If you are looking up and around at your surroundings, you are better able to take in your environment. This allows you become more observant, be mindful of where you are going, who is around you, any potential hazards etc.
This is a major part of becoming more aware.

By increasing your awareness you may reduce your risk of a potential situation, or even be able to completely avoid one. Awareness also provides you with greater options; you notice such things as exits, security cameras, potential hazards that may cause you to trip etc and adapt your response considering these things. Developing your awareness through training may also help you to cultivate a gut instinct about situations before they arise.

2. Great way to introduce you to situational awareness, e.g being grabbed

Arakan Martial Art® teaches practical, efficient and effective self protections skills and techniques. Arakan goes beyond the physical. Not only do you learn practical skills, you will also gain self-confidence, empowerment, focus and awareness. You will become equipped with situational awareness, often seeing a potential for a situation long before it escalates. Should the potential situation then escalate, you will be equipped to be able to diffuse or divert the situation prior to it becoming an incident. Should the situation require a physical response, you will also be able to respond quickly, decisively and efficiently.


Our lessons are structured in a ‘response to stimulus’ type training. This means your Instructor will teach you how to protect yourself against potential grabs, punches, kicks, tackles etc. You are able to experience the stimulus in a safe environment and then learn techniques and skill sets in how to deal with that potential situation. Arakan is very rich in terms of how one may respond in any situation. Over time, you will become proficient in defending yourself, ensuring your safety and of others. Your awareness will become more heightened and your potential to identify a potential situation increases; this allows you to be more situationally aware, giving you the advantage.


3. Great way to become emotionally and mentally more prepared

Arakan Martial Art® teaches you situational awareness and prepares you for potential situations. Our goal is to equip you with the techniques, discipline and skills to remain calm in heightened situations and to diffuse many situations. Should a potential situation escalate, you will also learn techniques to control any situation quickly and effectively, to ensure the safety of all concerned.

This type of training prepares you for the possibility of a potential event occurring. Of cause, our greatest wish for you is to never have to use the physical techniques or skill sets that you will learn. However by learning these techniques you have a greater understanding of body mechanics, how the body moves and works and see a potential situation escalate long before it does. You would have also ‘experienced’ potential situations role played in your lesson, thousands of times. This increases your threshold and prepares you emotionally and mentally should a situation occur in real life.

For example; if you have never been grabbed, punched, kicked, attacked or threatened in anyway and the first time it happens is during a confrontation, then you are most likely going to be completely unprepared with how to deal with that situation. With Arakan Martial Art® experiential training, you will have trained for these scenarios and many more, to enable you to be better prepared should you be confronted with a situation. Our training is always conducted with your best interests at heart, at your level and at a pace that you can follow to learn new techniques and skill sets. This type of training better prepares you emotionally and mentally should you be confronted in a potential situation. Due to the repetition of skills sets and techniques during a lesson, this enables the skills to be ingrained in your subconsciousness. You will become more emotionally and mentally prepared in the event of a confrontation and will have numerous options you have learned through your training Arakan Martial Art®.


4. Great to begin to fitness/empowerment journey

We are passionate about helping you to develop self-confidence, empowerment, focus and self-awareness. Arakan Martial Art® helps you to connect to your body as a whole. You will learn to use your whole body dynamically and in ways your never thought possible. Several moving parts will come together as you begin to coordinate left and right, top to bottom, forwards and backwards. Cognitive function improves as you use both left and right sides of your brain and body.

Your body and mind will become more adaptable, more flexible and more agile with training.

If you are already a relatively fit person, enjoy going to the gym, lift weights, then that’s fantastic. Training Arakan Martial Art® will help you to connect to your body on another level and use that fitness and strength to protect yourself and loved one. You will be able to use your strength in a way that will help, not hinder. You will learn to use your strength, harness it and transition it into great power. You will become more dynamic and adaptable through training Arakan.

If you have never done any form of fitness before or your overall fitness level is quite low, that’s fantastic too. Your Arakan training will begin from where you are at and slowly build you from your level. You will notice your fitness increasing; improving your overall health and well-being.

Regardless of where you are at in your fitness and health journey, though training Arakan Martial Art® you will learn to have greater control your body, become physically fitter, stronger, more agile, flexible and more adaptable.

The skills you learn through training Arakan Martial Art® also translate into other areas of your life. As you become healthier and your overall well-being improves, your confidence and self esteem builds and this begins to influence your behaviour at work and at home. You become more focussed at work, more attentive at home and able to relax more fully when it’s time to enjoy life too. You feel a greater sense of empowerment, you will feel more confident and others will also begin to notice positive changes in you as well.


5. Choose a style that suits your age, body limitations

Arakan Martial Art® is incredibly adaptable. There is an old saying, ‘necessity is the mother of all inventions’ and Arakan is no different. Arakan is perfectly adaptable for all shapes, sizes, ages, physicality and any health or other perceived limitations.

No two bodies are the same. Everyone has something they are working on or towards.
We appreciate these differences at Arakan and will start at your level and structure your journey from there. Our students have been in wheelchairs, had missing or prosthetic limbs, broken bones, all perfectly capable of training Arakan Martial Art®.

There is no age barrier to training Arakan Martial Art®. We have students as young as 3 years of age learning Arakan Martial Art®. Students at this age still receive great benefits to training Arakan. They learn to connect with their own bodies, they becomes great students when they are ready to go to school, understanding the learning process and when it’s time to play. Young students also learn discipline and focus and this then translates into all areas of their life. They become great students at school and great children in the playground. They learn respect for elders and their peers. They begin to encourage other students in their development and learning and receive the same encouragement from peers and teachers.

Pre-teen, teenagers and young adults also benefit enormously from learning Arakan Martial Art®. Practicality wise, once they are ready to go out, they will be more responsible and are able to look after themselves, friends and loved ones in any situation. Their self-esteem and self-confidence develops, they have improved attendance at school, reduces drop-out rates and higher school aspirations. (See our article on Youth Mentoring for studies).

Junior students also benefit in their extra-curricular sporting activities. Arakan teaches you to move dynamically, enhances coordination and uses both left and right sides of your body. This translates into other sporting activities requiring speed, coordination, agility, flexibility such as Rugby, Tennis, Football, Basket Ball etc to name a few.

Arakan teaches students to adapt to many situations and environments, becoming dynamic, adaptable and capable of ensuring safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Attributes which will transition into greater areas of their life as they develop into adulthood

Mature students also reap great benefits from training Arakan Martial Art®. Cognitive function improves as right and left brain hemispheres are used. Coordination increases and health and fitness improves. Strength training has been proven to increase bone density, a concern as we begin to age. Strength, flexibility and fitness components are incorporated into Arakan training, to ensure you are performing in peak condition whilst learning to defend yourself in any situation.

We train this way to enhance our ability to train Arakan Martial Art® and this transforms into performing everyday tasks safely and efficiently. It strengthens muscles, increases balance and agility, therefore reducing the risk of an injury and enhances your quality of life.

6. Choose a club that has a culture and ethos that suits your personality

Our mission is: “To empower our members through Arakan Martial Art® and add value to their lives. To help improve our members’ confidence, fitness and their overall wellbeing, as well as building a community where they are always welcomed and appreciated.”

We provide a safe, friendly environment where students can learn self-protection techniques. We have your very best interests at heart. We are here to be of service and take great pride and responsibility in our role. We have created a supportive, nurturing club where our members support each other and build one another up.

The club is ever growing, both in Instructors and students. Our Instructors are here to guide you on your Arakan journey and our students help build our community. Both contribute to our ethos.

We build a supportive environment, we rise up together. By one student advancing, it brings every student up. There is great power in the collective consciousness if everyone is working towards the same goals; to enhance their lifestyle, boost their self confidence, increase their empowerment and support one another. We all rise by lifting others.

Everyone has their own reasons for starting their Arakan Martial Art® journey; whether it be health and fitness, empowerment, discipline, confidence, focus, self defence; each individual is looking to better themselves. Arakan as a club provides a safe environment for everyone to come together and learn practical, efficient and effective self defence skills, techniques whilst increasing overall health and well being.


7. Choose an Instructor that you get along with

It is important to find an Arakan Martial Art® Instructor who you get along with. Everyone has a different teaching style and everyone learns differently. Finding an instructor that you gel with and who understands you will greatly enhance your journey.

All Arakan Martial Art® Instructors teach full-time. We take this honour with great responsibility and see it as a privilege that we get to impart our knowledge of Arakan Martial Art® to you. Our Instructors are students first and foremost and also undergoing their own Arakan Martial Art® journey. All Arakan Martial Art® Instructors are professionals and full qualified.

All our Instructors are passionate about helping you achieve your desired results and are focussed on your goals. Our goal is to empower you, build self-confidence and ensure you are equipped with skills and techniques to ensure the safety and wellbeing of yourself and loved ones.

The role of the Instructor is to coach, mentor, guide and teach you Arakan Martial Art®. It is more than just teaching you striking and kicking. It is building your awareness, skill sets, techniques and threshold to deal with many life situations. Choosing an authentic mentor to help guide you on your Arakan Martial Art® journey is vitally important.

Arakan teaches students to adapt to many situations and environments, becoming dynamic, adaptable and capable of ensuring safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Attributes which will transition into greater areas of your life.


8. Even if some clubs are not offering a course, you can commit to 10-12 weeks of training.

We believe that learning Arakan Martial Art® is a lifelong journey. We also understand that people have their own lives and sometime unforeseeable occurrences arise that may take their attention. We believe that training Arakan Martial Art® helps provide more balance in your life. It better equips you to deal with other situations that may arise or better manage unforeseeable events.

Our members find that training Arakan Martial Art® gives them an avenue to express their emotions and feelings. During training, you are focussed, present and concentrating on your lesson with little time to think about what happened earlier that day or what will happen afterwards. You are fully immersed in your training and will begin to see amazing results.

Even a relatively short term commitment or period such as 10-12 weeks of training Arakan Martial Art®, you will begin to see changes and results. Our desire is that you begin to see these changes and would wish to enhance them and continue on your journey. However, even after this relatively short period of time, you will begin your journey to empowerment, gain effective self defence techniques and improved fitness and health. Consistency is key. It is essential to your success in any endeavour you pursue. If you are committed for a short 10-12 week program, then being consistent is essential. If you feel that you are in for the long term, consistency is still essential for you to see results and continue to develop, enhance and progress on your Arakan Martial Art® journey.


9. If you only have limited amount to time or weeks (for example training to prepare for travelling in 12 weeks’ time), can Arakan help?

We appreciate that you may need to learn some skill sets and have a limited time in which to conduct this within. For example; you are going abroad travelling in 12 weeks and would like to learn how to defend yourself. Arakan can teach you specific skill sets for the limited time you have available.

The other possibility is you are a very busy individual, you may be running a business, work long hours, do shift work, work away, look after a household and children; your time is previous and limited.

Arakan Martial Art® is an excellent option and specialises in private lessons. Private lessons are scheduled for a mutually convenient time and location. This is also the fastest way to achieve your desired results as these lessons are specifically tailored to suit exactly your needs.

By training privately, consistently and frequently, you will enhance your techniques, skills sets and awareness which will provide you with greater safety and security. You may choose this option for a number of reasons; not solely because you have limited time. Many of our students opt to learn through private lessons as tuition is personalised and set at your level. Private lessons also ensure your safety and welfare; you are training privately, one on one with an Instructor. If you are time poor, lead a busy lifestyle or have other concerns such as health, fitness, or require personal attention, then private lessons would be more suitable.

Private lessons also cater for your specific needs. If you are about to go travelling, then you would need to know specific skill sets and techniques in similar situations you may encounter when travelling. If you are a busy person then this hour is dedicated to you and your requirements. There may be other reasons you have limited time; preparing for a sporting event, as Arakan helps give you the competitive edge by training dynamically and enhancing coordination and speed.

Our goal is to equip you with the techniques, discipline and skills to remain calm in heightened situations and to diffuse many situations. Should a potential situation escalate, you will also learn techniques to control any situation quickly and effectively, to ensure the safety of all concerned.


10. If you want to be really proficient, you have to train consistently and diligently like anything, a course is a great introduction hopefully it will ignite you in various ways

Consistency is key. In order to get really adept at something, you need to be consistent at it. It has been stated that consistency is the ultimate key to success.

Consistency allows you to measure performance and creates accountability. By training consistently and for an extended period of time with consistency (for example; a number of times per week for a minimum of 6-12 months, without major changes) will allow you to measure performance and create accountability. Consistency give you proficiency in your training, providing greater confidence in your ability and greater skill sets in being able to adapt in any situation.

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11. Arakan can provide you with fast results…

Arakan Martial Art® teaches students to adapt to many situations and environments, becoming dynamic, adaptable and capable of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. These attributes easily transition into greater areas of your life. Our focus is to teach you practical, efficient and effective self protection skills.

Arakan is not just about kicking or striking, it goes beyond the physical. Not only do students learn practical skills, they also gain self-confidence, empowerment, focus and awareness. Students become equipped with situational awareness, often seeing a potential for a situation before it escalates, then being able to diffuse or divert prior to the situation becoming an incident.

Our focus is to equip you with techniques, discipline and skills to remain calm in heightened situations and to diffuse many situations. Should a situation escalate, you will also have techniques to control any situation quickly and effectively, to ensure the safety of all concerned.

Our lessons are structured for you to quickly become proficient in being able to defend yourself and others. Arakan is fast, powerful, unique, fluid, practical and highly effective for self-protection against one or even multiple attackers, should the need ever arise. A student does not need size or strength in order to effectively protect themselves or others.

Our goal for you to achieve at Training Arakan Martial Art® is some of the following:

  • 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 their safety and wellbeing,
  • learn skills to remain calm in heightened situations,
  • learn to diffuse and divert a potential situation,
  • learn to control any situation should it escalate, effectively and efficiently,
  • increase 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,
  • Increase levels of self-respect and respect for others.


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