Thank you for your time and interest in Arakan Martial Art®. As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be healthy, happy and successful young adults. It is the sum of all our experiences as children that shapes us into who we are as adults.
Arakan has been a trusted provider of self-defence training to a number of schools, service industries, hospitals, doctors, nurses, professionals and other organisations for over 25 years.
At Arakan Martial Art®, we consider it our pleasure and privilege to be given the opportunity to guide your children towards greater levels of empowerment, self confidence, emotional, mental and physical strength.
Along their journey, your children will gain the ability to look after themselves in practical situations, gain incredible amounts of focus, coordination and fitness.
At Arakan Martial Art, we are not about racing your children through belts (although we do have a belt system), nor is it about collecting medals in competitions. We are here with open hearts to help guide your children towards a very real, long term journey that will have a profound impact on their rest of their life.
We have many members who started their journey at the age of 3 and are still training well into their 20s.
My son Deklan is a naturally kind and gentle boy, who as an only child has never had to endure the competition and ruff and tumble of other siblings. Reading how daunting and challenging schools can be these days I was very keen to get him involved in self defense but wasn’t sure what was going to be the best fit for him.
In a chance encounter at a community fate we saw the Arakan stand and after talking to the guys I was really impressed with how friendly the team was and how passionate they were to get Deklan into his first lesson. And here is the part that grabbed me the most, the training is done outdoors in parks and school grounds while wearing shirts and shorts and everyday shoes, now that’s real life training. We booked in straight away for our complimentary lesson and Deklan couldn’t wait to get started.
On the day of his first lesson Deklan was quite nervous but Ryan his instructor made him feel completely relaxed and the lesson was a great mix of training and learning through fun games. At the end of the lesson Deklan ran straight up to me and asked if he could do more training tomorrow and the next day, which was a sure sign he loved it. He has now been training for over 3 years and as much as Arakan is about learning self defense and getting fit I have seen Deklan grow in confidence, co-ordination, self respect and self belief.
Deklan now jumps at every opportunity to do extra lessons and group training and he totally loves going to school holiday training days and he wears his Arakan uniform with absolute pride.
I can honestly say I have been totally impressed with how Arakan has taught him practical, useable skills in real life environments and we look forward to many more years involvement with the Arakan family.