Self Control and Social Skills for Children and Teens.
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.
'As a parent observing, I have learnt also,'
- Warrior Kids Parent.
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
For children 5 - 12yrs
4pm - 5pm & 5pm - 6pm
4pm - 5pm
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!
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Master Tim is assisted by
Taiyang Tipene, Black Belt 3rd Dan,
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.
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: 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.
'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
Kura Toa Warrior School
Hinemoa te toa
Bring it on!
Farewell to my teacher, Mrs Battersby.
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Warrior Kids in action.
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.
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.
Image - Warrior Kids beat their anger not other people.
New Zealand Herald article, year 1999.