• Self Control and Social Skills

    For Children and Teens

     

    Changing lives since 1994

  • Self Control and Social Skills for Children and Teens.

    Warrior Kids supports and empowers children, teens and their families with... 

    Self Control - Social Skills - Self Regulation - Assertiveness - Resilience - Mindfulness -

    Emotional Skills - Conflict Resolution - Self Protection - Martial Art Skills - Fun

    New Zealand Actor Teuila Blakely talks Warrior Kids, 2019

    Focusing on bringing out the warrior within, Warrior Kids draws upon Maori warrior concepts and Eastern martial arts in a non-aggressive way designed to instil confidence, respect and self-control, leading students to become masters of their lives.

    Warrior Kids Tim Tipene

    The renowned child centered class where the focus is on personal development. Warrior Kids is a high impact, full on, non-stop adventure for children and teens, involving games and challenges where students become champions of life.

    Students learn in a nurturing and therapeutic environment, while also being challenged. There are times of sharing and reflection, times of practicing breathing and mindfulness exercises, times of exploring body work such as flexibility and agility exercises, and times of play.

    Students learn life enhancing martial art skills. Warrior Kids is winning without causing defeat, teaching techniques of de-escalation and containment.

    Tim Tipene Warrior Kids

    'As a parent observing, I have learnt also,'

    - Warrior Kids Parent.

     

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  • Classes

    Train to be a Warrior Kid with Master Tim

    Warrior Kids weekly classes with Master Tim are specialised.

    To ensure quality the number of students

    is limited to just 6, so booking a space is essential.

    Watch for larger classes and workshops!

    Term 2 Classes 2021

    3 May - 9 July

    Warrior Kids

    For children 5 - 12yrs

     

    Tuesday

    4pm - 5pm & 5pm - 6pm

     

    Thursday

    4pm - 5pm

     

    Warrior Teens

    12yrs plus

     

    Thursday 5pm - 6pm

     

    Fees are on a sliding scale. Families pay what they can afford.

    Fees are paid in full for the term which secures a place in a class.

    Book a trial class today!

     

    For more information and to check the availability of classes submit your name and email address

    Assistant Instructors

    Master Tim is assisted by

    Taiyang Tipene, Black Belt 3rd Dan,

    and

    Tahlia Tipene, Black Belt 2nd Dan.

    High achievers, Taiyang and Tahlia have been studying Warrior Kids since the age of 4 and both train in the Warrior Teen class.

    Tim Tipene with Taiyang and Tahlia Tipene
  • Books

    Warrior Kids for the Home, Classroom and Community.

    Buy direct in the site store or purchase at any good book shop.

    All books written by Master Tim.

    Tim Tipene Warrior Kids

    Bullies and Warriors

    First published as Warrior Kids in 2006.
    The novel depicts the reality of bullying - and strategies to address it - for children on both sides of the problem.
    Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him.
    Then the students join Warrior Kids, a program that teaches leadership and self control. So begins a journey for Mark and Sean that has a predictable outcome for one boy and a surprise for the other.
    Bullies and Warriors is suitable for ages 8 years and older.

     

    Oratia Books, 2012

    Warrior Kids Tim Tipene

    Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children

    The Warrior Kids Manual written by Tim Tipene features the complete ten sessions of the in-school program in a format that anyone can apply to their own work with young people. Bring Warrior Kids to your Community! Warrior Kids is a pioneering programme that for over 27 years has empowered thousands of children, many of them from challenged backgrounds. Focusing on bringing out the warrior within, the program draws upon Maori concepts of the warrior and Eastern martial arts in a non-aggressive way designed to instil confidence, respect and self-control.

     

    Oratia Books, 2011

    First edition published as The Warrior Kids Programme, 2002 by Families for NonViolence.

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    White Moko

    'The most powerful book I have read for some time.'
    - Bob's Book Blog.

    'Now he, (Tim), has written a memoir, White Moko, subtitled Stories from my Life, which gives some of the personal background to common themes running through his work: dealing with violence and abuse, and fighting to achieve goals, such as gaining self-respect and a sense of purpose in life. All of this is a remarkable achievement. It becomes amazing when measured against his early life, described in White Moko. The very fact that Tim Tipene is alive today is amazing. Every event in his young life seemed to destine him for drugs, despair and suicide.' - Trevor Agnew, Magpies Magazine NZ

     

    One Tree House, 2020

    Mrs Battleship

    Mrs Battleship is a collection for junior readers: vignettes from Tim's primary school years - both funny and sad, such as when he realised that not all children suffered as he did - a light-bulb moment for him. There were several teachers in his journey that championed him, who saw what was happening at home - and they made a life-changing difference. This is a collection about truth and triumph. It contains helplines and free teachers notes on One Tree House's website - making it a ground-breaking book for reading aloud and class discussion.

     

    One Tree House, 2019

    Rona Moon

    Listed as one of the 50 Best Kids’ Books by the NZ Listener, 2020.

    'Everything looks so small from up here,’ said Rona.
    I know,’ Whaea beamed. ‘Even the reasons we felt angry seem so little.’
    The beloved myth of Rona and the Moon comes to 21st-century Aotearoa in English and Māori in Tim Tipene’s sensitive telling, strikingly illustrated by Tai Tokerau artist Theresa Reihana.
    Rona Moon gets angry with everyone — her brother, her Nana and Papa — and then one night she calls the moon stupid! Taken to meet her ancestor Whaea Rona on the moon, she learns a lesson in how to control her temper.

     

    Oratia Books, 2020

    Kura Toa Warrior School

    In this novel for young adults, Haki must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people, to serve his land, to fight a Taniwha and, ultimately, to become a warrior. An imaginative expression of Tim Tipene's warrior philosophy. 

     

    First published 2004 by Reed Publishing. 

    Re-published 2009 by Oratia Books.

    Hinemoa te toa

    Received two awards at the 2009 LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Tohu Pounamu mo te wahanga Kaiwhakamaori and Te Tohu Taurapa mo te whahanga Pukapuka Pikitia.

    Hinemoa was tough. 'I am a warrior,' she'd say, 'Hinemoa te toa - just like my ancestors.' Is there anything Hinemoa is afraid of. Illustrated by John Bennett. 

     

    Published 2008 by Scholastic New Zealand.

    See the site Store for more books from award-winning author Tim Tipene 

  • Videos

    For two decades Master Tim has been sharing his inspirational story

    of overcoming a violent and abusive childhood and breaking the cycle with audiences both young and old. Tim has spoken in schools for Duffy Books in Homes, Storylines, the NZ Book Council and Getting Kids into Books. Tim has been a speaker at the Auckland Writers Festival and was a part of the Sir Peter Blake Dream Team of Leaders.

     

    Here are some of his talks for you to enjoy

    The boy who wanted to marry his teacher.

    Master Tim speaking to Finlayson Park School for Duffy Books in Homes.

    Mrs Battleship

    Parenting

    Bring it on!

    To have Master Tim speak or present a workshop 

    at your school or event 

    phone Alana and Rosemary on 021 840 898

    Messages from Master Tim

    Farewell to my teacher, Mrs Battersby.

    Being safe with

    our Anger

    How to Parent yourself.

    Being a Warrior Kid at home and at school.

    Check out more from the

    Warrior Kids Playlist.

    Warrior Kids in action.

  • News

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    Warrior Kids for the Home, Classroom and Community.

    Buy direct or purchase at any good book store.

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    Warrior Kids T-shirt - Adult's Large

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    Warrior Kids T-shirt - Children's Large

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    Warrior Kids T-shirt - Children's Medium

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    Mrs Battleship

    Mrs Battleship

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    Mrs Battleship is a collection for junior readers: vignettes from Tim's primary school years - both funny and sad, such as when he realised that not all children suffered as he did - a light-bulb moment for him. There were several teachers in his journey that championed him, who saw what was happening at home - and they made a life-changing difference. This is a collection about truth and triumph. It contains helplines and free teachers notes on One Tree House's website - making it a ground-breaking book for reading aloud and class discussion.
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    Rona Moon

    Rona Moon

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    Listed as one of the 50 Best Kids’ Books by the NZ Listener, 2020.

    Everything looks so small from up here,’ said Rona.
    ‘I know,’ Whaea beamed. ‘Even the reasons we felt angry seem so little’
    The beloved myth of Rona and the Moon comes to 21st-century Aotearoa in English and Māori in Tim Tipene’s sensitive telling, strikingly illustrated by Tai Tokerau artist Theresa Reihana.
    Rona Moon gets angry with everyone — her brother, her Nana and Papa — and then one night she calls the moon stupid! Taken to meet her ancestor Whaea Rona on the moon, she learns a lesson in how to control her temper.
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    White Moko

    White Moko

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    'The most powerful book I have read for some time.'
    - Bob's Book Blog.

    A memoir from award-winning writer and inspirational speaker Tim Tipene. Raised in violence, the product of rape, Tim not only survived, he found how to accept and then overcome the hurt... to achieve the ultimate revenge - a successful life. Tim founded the Warrior Kids programme 26 years ago. His courses now empower families and children and this memoir is a recollection of his life from child to adult and shows what led to him choosing a different path for himself.
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    The Wooden Fish

    The Wooden Fish

    24.99
    A Storylines Notable Book for 2000.

    Hanseni wants to help his mother and father but he's too little. Then one day the fishermen of the village return with no fish and the villagers have to go hungry. As each day passes there is still no food for the village. How can Hanseni help his village and make his father happy again? The Wooden Fish is a beautifully told story about a special gift from a son to his father. Illustrated by Jennifer Cooper.
    First published 1996 by Learning Media. Re-published 1999 by Reed Publishing.
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    Haere, Farewell Jack farewell

    Haere, Farewell Jack farewell

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    Picture Book Honour Award at the 2006 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.
    Named one of the top New Zealand picture books by Waikato University, 2010.

    A death is mourned, a birth is celebrated, and a little girl sees that life comes full circle. A poetic and moving tale by Tim Tipene, with evocative illustrations by Huhanna Smith. Published 2005 by Huia Publishers.
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    Rewa finds his Wings

    Rewa finds his Wings

    24.99
    Rewa works at a job he doesn't enjoy. He often imagines being a bird and flying away. His worried mother sends him to a Tohunga, a wise man. The Tohunga grants Rewa his wish. Rewa flits as a Piwaiwaka, swoops as a Kereru and dances through the air as a Tui. Then even the Tohunga cannot bring him back to earth as Rewa flies higher and higher. Illustrated by Jo Thapa. Published 2008 by Raupo Publishing.
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    Patu

    Patu

    24.99
    In this powerful novel for teenagers, 16-year-old Jahnine is having to fend for herself amidst a series of family misfortunes, with her mother in hospital battling cancer and her brother gone without a trace. Family legend has it that a Patu taken during the Land Wars by her great-great-grandfather has left a curse on them. Determined to return the Patu and lift the curse, Jahnine turns to a strange Maori boy, Andy, and follows him away from Auckland to try and put things right. Nothing turns out the way she imagines in this powerful, realistic novel.
    Published 2012 by Oratia Books.
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    Maui - Sun Catcher

    Maui - Sun Catcher

    24.99
    A Storylines Notable book for 2017.

    Imaginative, powerful and fun, Maui - Sun Catcher is award-winning author Tim Tipene's modern take on the classic story of Maui catching the sun, with vivid illustrations by well-known illustrator Zak Waipara and translated by Rob Ruha. This handsome hardback is in English and Maori.
    Oratia Books, 2016
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    Taming the Taniwha

    Taming the Taniwha

    24.99
    Selected for the White Ravens International Youth Library Catalogue as one of the world's top 250 children's books for 2002.
    Named one of the top New Zealand picture books by Waikato University, 2010.

    Tama needs to find out just how to tame the meanest, greenest taniwha he's ever met. A great book for kids to explore different methods of dealing with bullies and an effective tool to generate discussion. Illustrated by Henry Campbell. Published 2001 by Huia Publishers.
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    Hinemoa te toa

    Hinemoa te toa

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    Received two awards at the 2009 LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Tohu Pounamu mo te wahanga Kaiwhakamaori and Te Tohu Taurapa mo te whahanga Pukapuka Pikitia.

    Hinemoa was tough. 'I am a warrior,' she'd say, 'Hinemoa te toa - just like my ancestors.' Is there anything Hinemoa is afraid of. Illustrated by John Bennett. Published 2008 by Scholastic New Zealand.
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    Kura Toa Warrior School

    Kura Toa Warrior School

    24.99
    In this novel for young adults, Haki must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people, to serve his land, to fight a Taniwha and, ultimately, to become a warrior. An imaginative expression of Tim Tipene's warrior philosophy. First published 2004 by Reed Publishing. Re-published 2009 by Oratia Books.
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    Bullies and Warriors

    Bullies and Warriors

    24.99
    The Warrior Kids Novel by Tim Tipene.
    This edition published 2012 by Oratia Books.
    This novel depicts the reality of bullying - and strategies to address it - for children on both sides of the problem.
    Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him.
    Then the students join Warrior Kids, a program that teaches leadership and self control. So begins a journey for Mark and Sean that has a predictable outcome for one boy and a surprise for the other.
    Bullies and Warriors is suitable for ages 8 years and older.
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    Warrior Kids:  Warrior Training for Children

    Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children

    44.99
    This Manual written by Tim Tipene and published by Oratia Books features the complete ten sessions of the in-school program in a format that anyone can apply to their own work with young people. Bring Warrior Kids to your Community! Warrior Kids is a pioneering programme that for over 23 years has empowered thousands of children across New Zealand, many of them from challenged backgrounds. Focusing on bringing out the warrior within, the program draws upon Maori concepts of the warrior and Eastern martial arts in a non-aggressive way designed to instill confidence, respect and self-control.
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  • Tim Tipene

    Warrior Kids was created by Tim Tipene in 1994.

    Tim overcame an abusive, violent and traumatic childhood. He broke the cycle through a combination of Martial Arts training, Psychotherapy and Personal Development.

    Tim consolidated his learning and experience to create the Warrior Kids programme.

     

    For 27 years Tim has provided Warrior Kids to communities and schools, taking referrals from community and government agencies, and changing the lives of thousands of children and their families.

    Warrior Kids Tim Tipene

    Image - New Zealand Women's Weekly article, year 2000

    Tim on TV3's The Project 2019

    Master Tim is a trained counsellor with a graduate certificate in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Tim started martial arts at the age of 12 and over 37 years has gained a number of Black Belt Dan ranks and teaching titles.

     

    In 2013 Tim was inducted into the NZ Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

    In 2015 Tim was recognised as a New Zealander of the year Local Hero, and received a medal for his contribution to the lives of others.

     

    Master Tim is also an award winning children's author and inspirational speaker.

    In the past he has been an advocate for adults with special needs, a self-defence instructor for women, and a facilitator of Anger Management and Living Without Violence programs for men.

    Warrior Kids Tim Tipene

    Image - Warrior Kids beat their anger not other people.

    New Zealand Herald article, year 1999.

  • To know more about Master Tim check out these books about his life.

    Available at all good book stores.

    Visit timtipene.com for more info.

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