Sebastian Bates

Head Instructor

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. 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!


Matt Hillier

Martial Arts Instructor

Instructor Matt has an incredibly interesting background in Martial Arts with over 6 years studying Tae Kwon Do with a 1st Degree Black Belt, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Filipino Weapons, Brazilian Jui Jitsu and Jeet Kun Do. Matt teaches across 4 counties with The Warrior Academy and leads the traditional Martial Arts weapons courses we run. 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.


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. She is a full time instructor with the Warrior Academy. She is a qualified teacher, lecturer and our events co-ordinator as well as our friendly admin :). 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.




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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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