The Origin of Arakan Martial Art
Arakan Martial Art was brought to the developed world over 25 years ago, by our Chief Instructor Robert Kyaw (Ne Htoon Kyaw). Robert was raised in Myanmar (formerly Burma) learning the traditional martial art called ‘Burmese Thaing’, which was one of few ancient arts practiced for generations by tribes in the Arakan region of Myanmar. When Robert arrived in Australia he adapted this art to suit the needs of both modern day adults and their children, and just like that, Arakan Martial Art was born.
What Is The Arakan Martial Art Junior Program?
The Arakan Martial Art Junior Program takes the same approach as the adult Arakan Martial Program, which focuses on a long term journey with a profound impact on the rest of your child’s life.
Arakan Martial Art is not, nor has it ever been, a ring or competition-based style martial art. Instead it focuses on practical skills that are adaptable to real life self-defence situations. It is fast, powerful, unique, interesting, fluid, practical and a highly effective form of self-defence.
The art form utilises many parts of your child’s body, including open and closed hands, fists, legs, elbows, knees (just about every part of the body) in a free flowing manner. Arakan Martial Art utilises knees and kicks, which are all aimed at below the waist level.
These free-flowing movements involve striking, deflecting, grasping, manipulating, locking and using an opponent’s momentum against them.
Along their journey with Arakan, your child will gain the ability to look after themselves in practical situations, whilst gaining incredible amounts of focus, coordination, fitness and self-belief.
This martial arts program for children does not race your kids through belts (although we do have a belt system), nor is it about collecting medals in competitions. At Arakan Martial Art we consider it our pleasure and privilege to be given the opportunity to guide your children towards greater levels of empowerment and self confidence, as they become stronger on an emotional, mental and physical level.