M E D I A R E L E A S E 3 November 2011
AUCKLAND: Tim Tipene’s compelling new book Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children was launched last night at the Warrior Kids centre in Henderson.
Warrior Kids is a bold programme that teaches children self-mastery and conflict resolution through a blend of Maori and Eastern martial arts and counselling – developed by Tim Tipene over 18 years of teaching around New Zealand.
Over 70 invited guests gathered to launch the book – among them Labour MP and Te Tai Tokerau candidate Kelvin Davis, and former Waitakere City mayor, Bob Harvey.
Tim Tipene told guests that when he was trying to break out of his own abusive childhood he had found little guidance.
“Warrior Kids provides a map for children in similar situations to find a way forward.
“The book lets teachers and educators use its lessons and techniques to target issues like bullying, lack of confidence or abuse in the home,” he said.
Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children is available through good booksellers, or the publisher’s website www.librointernational.com
|From left: Libro International publisher Peter Dowling, former Waitakere City Mayor Bob Harvey, Labour MP and Te Tai Tokerau candidate Kelvin Davis, Tim Tipene.|
|Tim Tipene signing books at the launch of Warrior Kids|
|Photos: Alessandra Zecchini|