Sebastian Bates

Head Instructor

Sebastian is the Founder and Head Instructor of The Warrior Academy. Sebastian has over 20 years experience in 6 disciplines of Martial Arts including Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Kickboxing and Kung Fu. He has competed nationally and internationally from amateur to professional level in Europe and in Asia in several Martial Arts. Sebastian has become the British champion in 2 styles of Tae Kwon Do competition, among other national titles. He has achieved a 2nd Dan in Tae Kwon Do. After training in Asia for over 1.5 years, Sebastian returned to England to build a martial arts organisation that encorperated modern training methods and traditional values and in 2010 The Warrior Academy was born! Sebastian has developed our Warrior Method Character Development Programme and now spends the majority of his time developing current Martial Arts instructors into excellent Black Belt Mentors.


Matt Hillier

Martial Arts Instructor

Instructor Matt has an incredibly interesting background in Martial Arts with over 8 years studying Tae Kwon Do with a 1st 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 Jeet Kun Do. Matt teaches across 4 counties with The Warrior Academy, teaching over 500 students every week! Matt now leads the traditional Martial Arts weapons courses we run including Katana/Samurai, Kali sticks, Bo Staff and Nunchucks. Matt also runs the Assistant Instructor Courses and has a passion for mentoring young students into confident leaders. Like all instructors, Matt carries full up to date DBS, Personal indemnity and Public liability insurance, Child Protection training and is a qualified First Aider.


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Victoria Malden

Martial Arts Instructor

Instructor Vicky has 12 years experience working with children and is head of safeguarding in The Warrior Academy. She has trained in kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing and Tae Kwon Do for several years. Vicky was previously a lecturer and teacher working with disadvantaged youths before becoming passionate about our programme after seeing the huge impact a structured character development programme can make and made the move to full time Martial Arts Instructor with us in 2014. As a full time Warrior Academy Instructor Vicky also organises Birthday parties and runs the Little Warriors classes! Like all instructors, Vicky carries full up to date DBS, Public liability and Personal Indemnity insurance, child protection training and is First Aid qualified.


Martin Rouse

Martin has been studying martial arts for 38 years, he has trained in a variety of styles which commenced during his twelve and a half years serving in the Royal Marines ; after training in Jiu Jitsu, unarmed combat and Taekwondo competing internationally in Paris. Martin went on to study Lau gar Kung fu, Wing Chung, Kung fu and kickboxing, competing across the UK. Martin also undertook a full time karate instructor position that followed a gruelling 2 year intense training course requiring a 6 day week of training. Martin has been teaching as part of the Warrior Academy since 2015 and is incredibly popular with the students. Martin has an exciting teaching style and has had a lifelong passion for martial arts. Martin carries a full and current DBS, Insurance and First Aid qualification.




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    About Us


    Welcome to The Warrior Academy! We are a Mixed Martial Arts organisation specialising in the development of values and character in young people within the community, via the medium of martial arts. We want students to come to us with the passion to learn and leave with a huge increase in confidence, self control, respect, perseverance, and leadership as well as a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of the martial arts
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