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Voted Top 5 in the UK for activities for children (What’s On 4 Kids Awards).

Our classes are small, personal, exciting and taught by a world class British Team consisting of national, world champions, olympic athletes, personal trainers to the Royal Family and best selling authors in the area of Character Development. Our unique 4 Step methodology has had world wide recognition as we have mentored over 10,000 students around the world and our competition programme has produced over 50 national champions. We specialise in mentoring young people to develop the 3 C’s, confidence, conduct and concentration.

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90% of parents said their child’s conduct improved and 100% of parents stated their child’s confidence and concentration increased from being part of Warrior Academy. – 2017 survey to over 1000 Warrior Academy Parents.

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Matt Hillier

Matt Hillier

UK manager and Head Instructor

Instructor Matt has an incredibly interesting background in Martial Arts with over 8 years studying Tae Kwon Do with a 2nd Degree Black Belt competing at a national level, coming third in the UK for sparring at the English Championships 2016. As well as Tae Kwon Do Matt has studied Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Filipino Weapons, Brazilian Jui Jitsu and…

Leighton Andrews

Leighton Andrews

Senior Instructor

Leighton has a strong background in Taekwondo, achieving his 1st degree at the age of 13 in Cyprus. Leighton’s very visible passion for martial arts and teaching make him a brilliant instructor. From a young age Leighton has been teaching in his local martial arts club as well as managing a local football team. As well as Taekwondo, Leighton has…

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#227 Part 2 Ending the Cycle of Bullying – Chapter 5 Getting in Training.(Part 6)

#227 Part 2 Ending the Cycle of Bullying – Chapter 5 Getting in Training.(Part 6)

In this episode of the Warrior Academy Podcast, Sebastian Bates shares a chapter from his book “Not a Victim” focused on empowering parents to mentor their children through the challenging experience of bullying. Sebastian emphasizes the proactive role parents can play in equipping children with resilience and tools to navigate bullying effectively. Topics Discussed: • Introduction to “Not a Victim”…

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It’s all starting with a very raw, practical and personal guide into how to mentor your child through bullying. Bullying is such a major topic that not only affects the child but the WHOLE family. I’m going to be going through 6 very practical steps that I’ve used to take children through this difficult transition rapidly. It’s something parents in our community can use immediately.

  • #227 Part 2 Ending the Cycle of Bullying - Chapter 5 Getting in Training.(Part 6)
    by Sebastian Bates on July 12, 2024 at 3:00 am

    In this episode of the Warrior Academy Podcast, Sebastian Bates shares a chapter from his book "Not a Victim" focused on empowering parents to mentor their children through the challenging experience of bullying. Sebastian emphasizes the proactive role parents can play in equipping children with resilience and tools to navigate bullying effectively. Topics Discussed: • Introduction to "Not a Victim" and its purpose in preparing children for bullying. • The concept of C.A.L.L. (Connect, Adapt, Live, Love) as a framework for resilience. • Practical strategies for children to connect with and adapt to difficult situations. • Understanding the importance of living fully and loving life despite challenges. • Sebastian's insights on helping children face adversity and develop resilience. Thank you for listening to this episode of the Warrior Academy Podcast. If you found this discussion helpful and want to explore further, consider checking out the full audiobook of "Not a Victim" on platforms like Spotify or Audible, or grab a copy on Amazon. Stay updated with our weekly episodes by subscribing to our podcast or YouTube channel. To delve deeper into understanding your child's levels of confidence, conduct, and concentration, take a few minutes to complete our Breakthrough Area Assessment. Visit www.breakthrougharea.com to receive a personalized PDF report on your child's progress and discover actionable insights to support their development. Follow Warrior Academy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorAcademyLTD Instagram https://www.instagram.com/warrior_academy/ LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/company/the-warrior-academy Listen to the episodes on Spotify as well: Follow Sebastian Bates: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbates/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seb.bates LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-bates-4b70412b/ Website http://www.sebastianbates.com/ How confident is your child? If you’d like to learn how to develop your child's confidence, conduct and concentration, you NEED to take the breakthrough area assessment! It will give you unique insights into your child's 3Cs, click the link to access: http://www.breakthrougharea.com/

  • #226 Mat Chat! A Story About Compassion
    by Sebastian Bates on July 10, 2024 at 3:00 am

    In this episode of the Warrior Academy Podcast, Instructor Charlie delivers a Mat Chat focusing on the importance of compassion in martial arts. Through the story of young martial artist Kiko, listeners learn how compassion transforms not only one's approach to training but also their character development. Topics Discussed: • The story of Kiko, a skilled martial artist grappling with compassion. • The role of a wise mentor in teaching the importance of compassion. • Practical steps to integrate empathy and support in martial arts practice. • Creating a caring and inclusive training environment. • How compassion enhances both martial arts skills and personal growth. Thank you for joining us on this episode of the Warrior Academy Podcast. To never miss an episode, subscribe to our podcast on Spotify or subscribe to our YouTube channel. Each week, we bring you Mat Chats like this one to help reinforce the lessons learned in the dojo and apply them to everyday life. Join us next time for more insights and inspiration! Follow Warrior Academy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorAcademyLTD Instagram https://www.instagram.com/warrior_academy/ LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/company/the-warrior-academy Listen to the episodes on YouTube as well: Follow Sebastian Bates: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbates/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seb.bates LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-bates-4b70412b/ Website http://www.sebastianbates.com/ How confident is your child? If you’d like to learn how to develop your child's confidence, conduct and concentration, you NEED to take the breakthrough area assessment! It will give you unique insights into your child's 3Cs, click the link to access: http://www.breakthrougharea.com/

  • #225 Simon Alexander Ong - Your greatest asset isn’t time, it’s energy.
    by Sebastian Bates on July 8, 2024 at 3:00 am

    Join Sebastian Bates as he sits down with Simon Alexander Ong to explore Simon's journey, philosophies, and insights on parenting, personal growth, and finding balance in life. Topics Discussed: • Simon Alexander Ong's personal journey and the lessons learned from setbacks. • The importance of embracing challenges and maintaining a growth mindset. • Applying a gamification mindset to life and business. • Simon's reflections on career transitions and discovering true passion. • Balancing work-life dynamics and redefining the concept of retirement. • The significance of energy management over time management for productivity. • Parenting insights and fostering independence in children. • Effective communication and soft skills as crucial for personal and professional success. • Strategies for leveraging energy and maintaining focus amidst busy schedules. • Engaging children in decision-making and building family activities around shared interests. Thank you for listening to today's insightful episode. For more discussions on parenting, personal growth, and enhancing your child's character, visit the Warrior Academy website and explore our resources. Don't miss out on future episodes—subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform and join our community on social media. Follow Warrior Academy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorAcademyLTD Instagram https://www.instagram.com/warrior_academy/ LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/company/the-warrior-academy Listen to the episodes on YouTube as well: Follow Sebastian Bates: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbates/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seb.bates LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-bates-4b70412b/ Website http://www.sebastianbates.com/ How confident is your child? If you’d like to learn how to develop your child's confidence, conduct and concentration, you NEED to take the breakthrough area assessment! It will give you unique insights into your child's 3Cs, click the link to access: http://www.breakthrougharea.com/

  • # 224 Part 2: Ending the Cycle of Bullying - Chapter 5: Getting in Training.(Part 5)
    by Sebastian Bates on July 5, 2024 at 3:00 am

    Sebastian Bates, founder of the Warrior Academy, shares insights from his book "Not a Victim" aimed at helping parents prepare their children to navigate bullying. This episode focuses on resilience-building strategies and proactive parenting approaches. Topics Discussed: • Introduction to the book "Not a Victim" and its purpose in addressing bullying. • Explanation of the "Not a Victim" process: teaching resilience and quick recovery. • Discussion on the "Bounce Attack" concept: responding to challenges both physically and mentally. • Insights into "Readiness and Resilience": applying learned principles from life challenges. • Overview of the "Dark Side versus Wake Up Call" concept in bullying scenarios. • Strategies for parents to empower their children to handle bullying effectively. If you found this episode insightful, stay updated with more discussions on parenting and child development at the Warrior Academy Podcast. For a deep insight into your child's confidence, conduct, and concentration levels, take the Breakthrough Area Assessment at www.breakthrougharea.com and receive a personalized report. Follow Warrior Academy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorAcademyLTD Instagram https://www.instagram.com/warrior_academy/ LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/company/the-warrior-academy Listen to the episodes on YouTube as well: Follow Sebastian Bates: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbates/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seb.bates LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-bates-4b70412b/ Website http://www.sebastianbates.com/ How confident is your child? If you’d like to learn how to develop your child's confidence, conduct and concentration, you NEED to take the breakthrough area assessment! It will give you unique insights into your child's 3Cs, click the link to access: http://www.breakthrougharea.com/

  • # 223 Mat Chat! A Story About Conflict Resolution
    by Sebastian Bates on July 3, 2024 at 4:40 am

    In this episode of The Warrior Academy Podcast, host Sebastian Bates shares an insightful story about two young martial artists, Kai and Mai, and their journey towards mastering the art of conflict resolution. With the guidance of their instructor, Senseihiro, Kai and Mai learn valuable lessons on resolving conflicts and fostering a harmonious training environment. Join us as we delve into the importance of conflict resolution in martial arts and life, and discover actionable strategies for managing disagreements respectfully and effectively. Topics Discussed: • The story of Kai and Mai: Two young martial artists facing challenges in resolving conflicts • The impact of unresolved conflicts on progress and training atmosphere • Senseihiro's teachings on conflict resolution and character development • Key action points for students: • Active Listening and Understanding: Encouraging students to practice attentive listening during training sessions and understand different perspectives. • Respectful Communication: Promoting respectful and calm communication when faced with conflicts, avoiding aggression and hostility. • Collaborative Problem-Solving: Teaching students to seek solutions that benefit all parties and promote harmony and understanding. Thank you for tuning into this episode of The Warrior Academy Podcast. If you enjoyed the episode and want to stay updated with our weekly content, make sure to subscribe to the podcast and our YouTube channel. Listening to these episodes can help cement the lessons learned in the dojo and contribute to your child's character development. For a deeper insight into your child's confidence, conduct, and concentration, we invite you to fill out the Breakthrough Area Assessment. In just five minutes, you'll receive a personalized PDF report on your child's Three C's. Access the assessment at www.breakthrougharea.com and start your journey towards enhancing your child's growth as a respectful, empathetic, and collaborative individual. Follow Warrior Academy Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWarriorAcademyLTD Instagram https://www.instagram.com/warrior_academy/ LinkedIn https://uk.linkedin.com/company/the-warrior-academy Listen to the episodes on YouTube as well:  Follow Sebastian Bates: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sebastianbates/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/seb.bates LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-bates-4b70412b/ Website http://www.sebastianbates.com/ How confident is your child? If you’d like to learn how to develop your child's confidence, conduct and concentration, you NEED to take the breakthrough area assessment! It will give you unique insights into your child's 3Cs, click the link to access: http://www.breakthrougharea.com/

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