Andrew Serpell

3rd Degree Senior Instructor

Andrew began training when he was 19 years old, searching for a more street effective martial art style that focused on self protection.

Andrew is an incredibly talented and passionate practitioner. He is undeniably fast and powerful and enjoys pushing himself during training and is always open to learning and growing each lesson. He loves the personal development that ones gains from training, the discipline and focus that then flows through every area of one's life.

Quickly adapting to the Arakan style and falling in love with his own training, Andrew was motivated to become an Arakan Instructor, leaving behind an IT Business. He shared Arakan with all his friends and loved ones, and personally wanted the opportunity to teach others this amazing art with others.

Andrew is a passionate Instructor and loves empowering his students with fast and effective self defence techniques to protect themselves and loved ones in a real life street situation. He is one of the fittest guys in the club and balances fitness and conditioning with training to ensure his students have the mental, emotional and physical conditioning to manage a street situation and conflict. He is knowledgeable, approachable and genuinely wants the very best for you.

His students enormously benefit from Andrew's depth of knowledge, street style training as well as his goal is to heighten his students’ level of awareness, and learn to fight so well, that they never have to get into a situation, however if they do, they are then well prepared. He enjoys watching his students become more empowered, resilient, and stronger within themselves and believes he has found his passion and purpose teaching and sharing Arakan with others.

Some of Andrew's greatest Arakan achievements is grading his Orange Belt and becoming a Third Degree Senior Instructor. He also believes that watching his students develop and grow is the greatest achievement that any Instructor can have.

Interests outside of training include enjoying the Queensland lifestyle with his family and friends. Andrew enjoys being active and also playing and watching sport.

Student Testimonials


There are few better things you could do for yourself and your family. I started training 4 yrs ago with my Instructor, Andrew Serpell and would highly recommend it for any person, young or old, male or female. The benefits you gain are numerous. It will greatly improve your mental and physical health. You get a great sense of achievement as your skills develop. The support and encouragement you get from your instructors and fellows students is fantastic. Both my sons train as well and, as a parent, the peace of mind I have knowing the skills and confidence Arakan has given them is priceless!! As I said, there a few better things you could do!

Andrew Becker.


I have been fortunate enough to train Arakan Martial Art with my Instructor Andrew Serpell for a little while now. From what I have seen it is such an amazing art that is extremely effective in street situations! It becomes more than just fighting after a while and has been great to help in many areas of my journey. The instructors are very knowledgable, approachable, friendly and genuinely want to see every student progress and become better. I highly recommend everyone to train and learn what an amazing art this is.

Deon Keep

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After an unfortunate turn of events earlier in the year, all 3 of my kids now have self defence lessons every week. 

Today their Instructor 'pushed a button' and one of my kids started to break down, emotionally.

Their Instructor immediately stopped, walked over and put his arm around them, told them to let it all out and stood with them with his arm around them as they cried. He then used a circuit breaker activity to move on from it and was beautifully gentle for the rest of the lesson. 

Afterward they *child* told me that they felt a bit embarrassed for crying but their Instructor had made them feel safe in doing so and that they believed they would be safe to continue to release the emotional pressure caused earlier this year, with their Instructor. 

What a genuine and strong second male role model for my kids, other than their father. Money can't even buy that kind of authenticity. 


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