Keegan began his Arakan journey in 2004 as a young 6 year old boy. Due to his consistent training, dedication, commitment and life journey, Keegan became an Instructor in 2020. He values Arakan highly for all that it has helped him throughout his developmental life, being surrounded by strong role models who imparted their knowledge and gave him confidence, greater empowerment, strength, resilience and focus as a young man growing up. For these reasons along with the self defence aspect of Arakan, Keegan knew at an early age that he wanted to become an Instructor and empower other young boys and teenage men.
Soon after becoming an Instructor Keegan decided to move to Victoria from the Gold Coast, away from his family and friends, to help pioneer Arakan in Melbourne. His dedication and commitment to his training and belief in Arakan instilled courage as he started this new venture. Keegan is a bright and happy young man that loves sharing Arakan with everyone he meets. Having trained from an early age and for many years, he has a depth of knowledge of the art that he loves to share with his students.
Keegan loves the diversity of Melbourne and how Arakan brings together a community all with a common interest where everyone is striving to be a better version of themselves, uplift and encourage one another and a great team environment learning an effective self defence style of martial art.
One of Keegan's greatest Arakan achievements to date is becoming an Arakan Instructor and moving to Melbourne to share Arakan. When he is not training or teaching, Keegan loves exploring hidden Melbourne gems, connecting with friends and practising Archery.
started Arakan not knowing what to expect, but my initial meeting with Keegan
put everything at ease. Keegan is an extremely warm, open and personable
instructor and is a significant part of why I've continued to practice
Arakan. I get a lot out of training with Keegan, where I've enjoyed
learning new skills and improving my fitness in each lesson.
Arakan instructor left (retired?) to pursue another career. I took a short
break from training that turned into a really long one – like two years long.
Keegan called me out of the blue, and his energy was so infectious he had me
hitting pads within a week. We’ve been training together for a couple of years
now, despite my moving overseas a year ago. Keegan adapted to Zoom lessons so
smoothly I feel like he’s right there in my garage. Training
with Keegan has positively influenced my fitness, mental health, and
I am a
senior aged student in my 70’s. Keegan is my instructor, he is patient thorough
and encouraging. Arakan
is helping me to keep fit and active. I feel a lot more confident in my ability
to defend myself if the situation ever arose.
is a talented and professional instructor who has practiced Arakan for a long
time. His lessons focus greatly on technique and fitness. He is very particular
when it comes to speed and accuracy of the techniques. Whenever I am not able
to do a technique properly, Keegan is very patient and willing to demonstrate
multiple times until I fully understand it. Apart from that, Keegan is also a
strict instructor, he would not teach me a new skill if he is not 100% satisfied
with my current skills. For fitness training, Keegan focuses on building up a
strong core and legs. He likes to record the students’ progress and always push
them to their maximum capability. Apart
from training, Keegan is a good friend with a good heart. Always willing to
help out when a student needs a hand in life and he likes to organise social
events after class. I feel very lucky I can have Keegan as my coach and I
strongly recommend him to other students.
Keegan has been my primary instructor since I started my journey with Arakan. He is a very patient and enthusiastic trainer. It’s very much obvious how much he enjoys teaching Arakan and why he is such a great teacher.
I have ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and several other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and I have a very hard time focusing, coordinating and constantly having times where I stop to process everything going on and Keegan is extremely patient and very encouraging. Keegan keeps pushing me to do my best every lesson, even when I'm struggling with my autism or not feeling the greatest mentally. He is soft spoken and easy going, which makes it easier on my anxiety. He is overall an amazing instructor, I'm very lucky Keegan got to be my instructor and couldn't be happier :)
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