- His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan attends opening ceremony of Abu Dhabi Warrior Academy
- UAE’s largest martial arts academy opens dojo at Al Wahda Mall at parents’ request
- Unique approach to character development accelerates children’s confidence, character and focus
- According to research, 82% of children report increased confidence within a year of attending academy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Warrior Academy, the largest martial arts organization in the UAE, has announced the opening of its first Academy in Abu Dhabi after 4 years of phenomenal growth.
Currently over 1,000 children a week attend Al-Quoz in Dubai, the award-winning academy prides itself on harnessing the power of ancient martial arts as an effective tool to support children’s character development. This unique approach creates a ‘warrior method’Focus on the three “C’s”— Confidence, character and focusdelivered by a world-class team of professionals including national, European and world champions, personal trainers from prominent UAE families and best-selling authors on character development.
More than 30,000 children on three continents have benefited from Warrior Academy, which opened in the UK in 2011 and has produced more than 50 national champions to date. After attending the academy for one year, 82% of children reported increased confidence (www.breakthrougharea.com), attesting to the transformative power of the instruction and martial arts tools provided by the dojo.
Founded by serial entrepreneur Sebastian Bates, two-time bestselling author, extreme sports athlete and philanthropist, Warrior Academy was inspired by his own personal challenges, including an almost Fatal skydiving accident, when Sebastian was told he would never walk again. Sebastian is therefore on a mission to inspire a generation of young people to make a difference and plans to expand the business to nine additional GCC cities over the next three years.
comment on the opening ceremony; Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, explain: “Abu Dhabi has always been committed to the development of education and sport, and we are proud to continue to do so. It is important to prepare children to be well-rounded citizens of the future, and Warrior Academy has created a world-class platform through the martial arts to inspire thousands of children around the world to achieve their goals. It is an honor for me to be here today to celebrate the opening of the only professional character development center in Abu Dhabi. “
In response to these comments, Sebastian Bates, Founder of Warrior Academy, explain: “We are delighted to bring Warrior Academy to Abu Dhabi. We have been approached by many parents encouraging us to open in Abu Dhabi, so it was a natural step for us to be able to bring the organization to the capital.
“We are incredibly proud of the impact Warrior Academy has had on children’s lives. It is not just a martial arts academy. Through our small class sizes and teaching methods, we are able to rapidly develop children’s self-confidence, character, and focus to develop black Bring the mindset and go on to live a happy and compelling life as an adult.”
Samurai academy, instructors practice taekwondo, a popular martial art that originated in South Korea, has become a global phenomenon. However, taekwondo is More than just a sport, it can have a major impact on a child’s character development, helping them build self-confidence, self-discipline and focus. It also promotes physical coordination and strength, and can help kids overcome fear and build self-esteem.
A former international professional boxer himself, who has studied six martial arts for 25 years, Sebastian is also passionate about ending the cycle of bullying, based on his own experiences as a child, which also contributes to his desire to lead the practice through the Warrior Academy Help young people practice martial arts.
Sebastian added: “Bullying is not a single incident, it is a transformation. It is a transformation and with the right guidance it has the potential to grow enormously. It is in this way that I hope Warrior Academy will continue to help children, and we are very pleased Students are welcome to our ashram in Abu Dhabi.”
Officially opening on Saturday 27th May 2023, Warriors Academy Abu Dhabi is centrally located in the Al Wahda Mall, providing a thriving hub and an easily accessible base for children in the capital.