Ryan Musgrave


Once Ryan began his Arakan Martial Art journey - his obsession was instant. The devastation, precision, and fluidity of Arakan Martial Art, became a burning passion.

Ryan's constant and evolving Arakan journey soon became even more rich and meaningful. It led him to the discovery of an empowering way of life. The transformation of his mindset. His demeanour. Calming both his body and mind. He’s more grounded, respectful, and mature. Driven with purpose and gratitude.

Ryan takes pride in helping students empower themselves through devastating and effective self-defence with Arakan Martial Art. Helping them build stability, strength, coordination, and fitness. He pushes students beyond their self-perceived barriers to new levels of success.


Student Testimonials


So far, I have had the pleasure of 6 lessons with Ryan. But, it only took 1 to learn how passionate he is about Arakan. Ryan is a benevolent man and made me feel very comfortable every lesson. He is also thorough in his approach to teaching. With a keen eye, he picked small details and made me much better. Every lesson with him was always more enjoyable than the last and I always walked away feeling pumped and ready to take on the day!

Cooper Zulli.

Ryan's excitable personality makes his lessons really enjoyable. His friendly exterior has helped me learn and absorb his teaching a lot easier, along with his well articulated instruction.
There is never a dull moment when Ryan is training you, always entertaining and engaging. Anyone who learns from him will be a lucky student.

Cody Yarnold.

For every Arakan lesson with Ryan, he brought exceptional skill, dedication, enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help me become a more successful and proficient Arakan student!
As usual, I can't wait for my next lesson! If you're thinking of learning, Ryan's your man!

Paul Mulqueen.


I am tremendously grateful for the time I spent training with Ryan Musgrave. As an Arakan instructor, he doesn’t just do his job improving my skills, he takes genuine interest to increase my own awareness, from what to improve, in all aspects, from hand positioning to loading and keeping the middle involved, to ‘keeping the engine running’ (after a drill) so to speak.  I have been training for some time and I can say that it’s so good to see the enthusiasm for helping people improve themselves.
I cannot recommend Ryan any more than I can, as it’s not just his Arakan skills that helped me but also his professionalism to ensure I learn the most I can in the one hour I spend training. 

Dean Mayer 


My husband and I train with Ryan once a week and I love it! It's the highlight of my week. Ryan is clearly passionate about what he's teaching and is very talented at communicating and instructing in a way that works for each individual. I highly recommend these lessons as a way of staying fit and strong but most importantly, to feel safe and confident; which is exactly what you get from training with Ryan. 

Jacinta Kealley


If you’re looking to learn self defence and get in shape, then Ryan is your man! Ryan is so passionate that you can’t help but get immersed in the world of Arakan martial arts. My partner and I had never done any form of martial arts before and Ryan help set us up with our own unique learning path to ensure we are getting the most out of our lessons and at a pace we are comfortable with. Highly recommend 10/10

Michael Gleeson 


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My son Deklan is a naturally kind and gentle boy, who as an only child has never had to endure the competition and ruff and tumble of other siblings. Reading how daunting and challenging schools can be these days I was very keen to get him involved in self defense but wasn’t sure what was going to be the best fit for him.

In a chance encounter at a community fate we saw the Arakan stand and after talking to the guys I was really impressed with how friendly the team was and how passionate they were to get Deklan into his first lesson. And here is the part that grabbed me the most, the training is done outdoors in parks and school grounds while wearing shirts and shorts and everyday shoes, now that’s real life training. We booked in straight away for our complimentary lesson and Deklan couldn’t wait to get started.

On the day of his first lesson Deklan was quite nervous but Ryan his instructor made him feel completely relaxed and the lesson was a great mix of training and learning through fun games. At the end of the lesson Deklan ran straight up to me and asked if he could do more training tomorrow and the next day, which was a sure sign he loved it. He has now been training for over 3 years and as much as Arakan is about learning self defense and getting fit I have seen Deklan grow in confidence, co-ordination, self respect and self belief. 

Deklan now jumps at every opportunity to do extra lessons and group training and he totally loves going to school holiday training days and he wears his Arakan uniform with absolute pride.

I can honestly say I have been totally impressed with how Arakan has taught him practical, useable skills in real life environments and we look forward to many more years involvement with the Arakan family.


Mark Sculley

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