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Black Belt of Peace Recipients

May 29, 2014 at 9:47 AM

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.

 

Tim Tipene can be contacted by phone (09) 833 9408 or 021 525 450

Email: tim@timtipene.com    Website: www.timtipene.com



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