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
Guide Dogs Queensland
White Ribbon Foundation (over $9,000)
China Bear Rescue
World Youth International
Ronald McDonald House
Wild Care Australia
Children Cancer Support
Animals Asia Foundation
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
Mark Barlow and family