Abi Robb


Abi began her journey with Arakan at the age 13. Abi began training as an extra curricular activity and ended up falling in love with Arakan, so when Abi turned 18, she knew she wanted to become an Instructor and help other young women along their journey.

Abi’s early years was spent as a competitive swimmer, having achieved several medals through various clubs, and won over 30 trophies. She enjoyed playing touch football and her greatest Arakan achievement was grading her Yellow Belt and becoming an Instructor.

Abi is only 1 of 6 female Instructors in the Club. She loves training hard, but also enjoys having a good time at training. Abi is easy to talk to and connect with and her students love training with her.

When Abi is not training, she enjoys catching up with her sisters, extended family and friends.

Abi enjoys watching her students gain confidence and empowerment through teaching them Arakan.

Student Testimonials

As a young girl - almost woman, Arakan has given me the confidence and courage to continue through life even when i didn’t want to. It has taught me to be self aware and comfortable in my own skin and space. It’s okay for me to be a girl and take up space. I’ve been training for just over a year and i could not recommend it enough. Abi Robb is an amazing female instructor that i would recommend to anyone looking to find a spark in life or self confidence. Arakan is a wonderful Art and i can’t wait to continue my journey. 


I started training Arakan last year at a very difficult period in my life & it‘s supporting me on my healing journey - physically, mentally, & emotionally. I’m even training with a ‘frozen’ shoulder! Abi is an amazing trainer, a wonderful mix of strength and compassionate attunement, giving me that push I need. Everything about Arakan just feels right, from the art itself, to it’s culture & members. I can’t recommend it highly enough! 

Aimee Hood

Although only new to the art I can attest to it being life changing! That's not just fancy words or cliche, but the honest truth. Not only does it teach self defence but I can see better co ordination skills, better memory, fitness and confidence (that's a big one) already, im a better person. I had been trying for soo long to find a trainer who would work with me , who understood what "I" wanted and my health situations and I found one here. My trainer Abi, pushes me enough to show me its possible and teaches the way I learn, its evident everyone involved is passionate about what they do and they encourage the little wins. I believe the team at Arakan genuinely care for students and each session is tailored to the individual. Practical Self defence that doesn't discriminate and much more. I highly recommend Arakan and i don't do reviews lightly. I encourage anyone considering, to try it!

Mel Armstrong

I've been training Arakan for almost three years now and it's the best decision i've made. I'm so much stronger mentally and physically, i've also gained a lot of confidence. I train with Abi Robb who has encouraged me to come out of my shell and has pushed me when I felt like giving up. Abi is very technical and strong and she inspires me more in every lesson I attend.

Claudia Moss

Honestly the greatest thing I have done, my instructor Abi has taught me so much about myself and I feel much safer in every environment. Everyone is like a big family and I have learnt to manage my anger and emotions so much through the art itself. My body loves me for it every day.

Mia Medic

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