Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Students awarded Black Belt of Peace

Students awarded Black Belt of Peace

19 May 2014


West Auckland students Zane Taylor and Taiyang Tipene have been the first recipients of the prestigious Black Belt of Peace. The two have been studying Master Arts, a form of self mastery and conflict resolution, in Ranui under founder Master Tim Tipene.

'Master Arts is the study of the art of peace,' says Tim. 'It is winning without the use of violence, and winning without causing defeat.'

Tim created the Black Belt of Peace in 2013 to award students who have achieved in the study of Master Arts, and who are committed to cultivating peace in their lives and communities.

'Around the world people are training to be effective fighters in a multitude of martial arts, gaining belt grades and status,' says Tim. 'Yet where are the arts of peace? Where are the peaceful strategies and techniques for dealing with conflict? And where are the grades and status for peace? I couldn't find a school teaching these things so I developed my own.' Tim started Master Arts in 1994.

Taiyang, 8, has been a member of Warrior Kids, the children's Master Arts class since he was four. Taiyang enjoys the training, he says it is fun. He also likes the self protection. 'I like that it teaches me how to deal with my problems in a peaceful way which helps at school.' Taiyang is now assisting other children in Warrior Kids.

Zane, 45, has been involved in Master Arts since 2010. Now that he has his Black Belt of Peace he is looking forward to teaching his own Master Arts and Warrior Kids classes.

'Master Arts has made me a better man, a better member of my family, and the
community,' says Zane. 'Master Arts has offered me freedom, freedom to be myself and freedom from negative influences. I look forward to sharing my knowledge in the future on my journey towards self mastery and personal improvement with others.'

Master Arts and Warrior Kids classes are being run in the community and in schools.

End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news