Self Defence Classes in Sydney

Self Defence Classes and Private Lessons

Sydney Self Defence Classes

There are two Arakan Martial Art® training options to choose from on the Sydney - private lessons and self-defence group classes.

Private Lessons

Private Arakan Martial Art® lessons are without a shadow of a doubt the quickest way to gain real results! We are specialists in private training, with each lesson customised to your desired goals, individual ability, experience, fitness level and energy levels at any given lesson. Our approach helps to maximise the benefits for you!

Private lessons can be taught all over the Sydney, seven days a week, at a time and place that suits you. You can read more about our private lessons here

Self Defence Group Classes in Sydney

We recommend group training as supplementary to private training. Group training classes help to further develop your technique, fitness and self-defence experience. Group training is available most nights of the week in a variety of locations around the Sydney. You can read more about our group classes here

Our Sydney instructors currently teach in the following locations. If one of these locations is not suitable, please contact us and we will see if we can arrange something for you, as we are always looking for new areas to teach in.

  • Artamon
  • Bondi
  • Bondi Beach
  • Darlinghurst
  • Centennial Park
  • Central Coast
  • Moore park
  • Ramsgate
  • Surry Hills
  • Ultimo
  • Vaucluse
  • Seaforth
  • North Sydney
  • 5 Dock
  • Canada Bay
  • Concord
  • Ashfield
  • Drummoyne
  • Fairfield
  • Maroubra 
  • Haberfield
  • Leichardt 
  • Penrith
  • Parramatta
  • Thornleigh 
  • Belmore Park
  • Bathurst Street Park (Greystanes)
  • Olympic Park 
  • Ryde
  • Wahroonga 
  • Hurstville
  • Mittagong 
  • Waverly

We are constantly expanding and growing as the number of students and Instructors join our community. Please contact us today to find your nearest location. 

What Techniques Will I Learn?

These three instructional videos provide a tiny snippet of some core techniques you will learn during your Arakan Martial Art® training, as well as a demonstration of how these skills can be applied in real-life scenarios.

Remember that the fast, powerful, practical and adaptable street self-defence techniques you will learn, are but one piece of the puzzle, you will also develop a greater sense of empowerment, confidence, focus and awareness, which will have a tremendous effect in your daily life.

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Still not convinced? Don’t just take our word for it! Click the videos below to hear how Arakan Martial Art® is changing the lives of everyday people from a variety of backgrounds and fitness levels.


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I’ve sat to write this so many times and deleted more than I’ve written, either my words are too emotional or they just don’t capture the man that is Robert Kyaw.
The end of 2006 I started my journey with Arakan.
I thought I’d be learning a Martial Art, Robert Kyaw taught me about life.
He taught me the value of myself and ignited a fire that I previously hadn’t discovered, he gave me skills to protect myself and project my energy in a way I don’t attract harm in the first place. Robert showed me the value of community and being a part of such an incredible club I’ve always felt supported and loved whilst being stretched outside my comfort zone because Robert strives to bring out the best in you and show you just how much you’re capable of, even when you’ve lost faith in yourself, Robert’s belief in you continues.
Training Arakan Martial Art has been the only ‘exercise’ I have ever committed to and although I have had periods of training less I have never quit. The skills I learn and use in my everyday life are far too valuable for me to ever stop learning.
In the time I’ve trained Arakan I’ve discovered my life’s passion and live it everyday, the skills Robert has taught me opened my heart and mind and connected me to myself, helped me to work through trauma I had experienced and allowed me to use the experience to help others.
I will be forever grateful to have met Robert Kyaw, I consider him to be one of the most influential people in my life and am blessed to have him as an Instructor and a friend
Thank you for all that you do and all that you are Rob
I love you

Tracey McMahon


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