Contributing to the community

At Arakan Martial Art® we believe in contributing to the community as much as possible. Throughout the history of the club in Australia, we have made a conscious effort to help those in our local community, as well as overseas. Our legacy is to enhance our community and create a positive environment.

Our involvement has ranged from sponsoring over 22 children through World Vision and also giving generously to charities such as:

The Domestic Violence Centre, Dreamworkers
Orangutans in Indonesia
The R.S.P.C.A
Guide Dogs Queensland
White Ribbon Foundation (over $9,000)
China Bear Rescue
World Youth International
Heart Foundation
SLSA
SIDS Kids,
YOORALLA
Ronald McDonald House
Cystic Fibrosis
Rotary Foundation
Wild Care Australia
Children Cancer Support
Leukaemia Foundation
Animals Asia Foundation
Young Care
Mater Children’s Hospital,
Childhood Cancer Support Inc.
Orang-utan Project, and
The Starlight Foundation

We have also sponsored many local sporting and charity events and groups. We have held numerous community education programs including education week at Robina Primary School, sports activity program at Miami school, the Swell Festival and International Exchange student program at Helensvale High School, as well as hosting numerous free men’s and women’s self defence workshops.

Arakan Martial Art® has also held several fundraises and raised over $32,000 to aid the children of Burma after cyclone Nargis in 2008.

Since 2015, we have built and sponsored two orphanages in Myanmar, with approximately 90 children in each orphanage.

As our club continues to grow, we will continue contributing and being involved with valuable community projects to help those in need.

“Success… is being able to wake up each and every morning knowing that you’re living your dream, being positively abundant in all areas of your life, knowing that your legacy is of joy and contribution.”

Chief Instructor Robert Kyaw



TESTIMONIALS



I have been training with Corey now for over 4 years and initially i started training with him to get some basic fitness. I had my first complimentary lesson with Corey and was show the backfist and how to generate more power to that blow with some "technique". It was amazing to realise the difference in the power of the blow. Corey has since trained me every week since that time and (has patiently) explained everything concisely (many times) to assist my growth with Arakan Martial Art. It was apparent from the outset that Corey was passionate and considerate but his understanding of Arakan enabled him to teach the art at a very understandable level right through to being enabled to grade my first belt.
I now train with Corey to gain greater understanding of the next belt requirements but due to the exposure to Coreys passion and understanding of Arakan, is now not just about grading but more about a journey of learning that is continuous. The health benefits have been great for me personally and I cannot thank Corey enough for what he has helped me to achieve. I highly recommend him as an Arakan Instructor and have entrusted him to start training with my 14 year old son. Again, I see Corey gently working away with him and encouraging him. The benefits of having some knowledge, of what he is being Instructed, only brings us closer and gives us a better bond. Exponentially, my eldest son trains and my youngest daughter has trained for 4 years (this month, Jan 2020) as well, so it really has become a family affair.
Thanks for everything Corey

Mark Barlow


Mark Barlow and family