• Goal:
This programme is designed to meet the needs of students to learn positive life skills and to educate them to be able to make positive healthy physical and physiological choices.

  • Aims/Objectives:
  • · Areas covered will include self confidence, self control, listening skills, positive thinking, respect and good manners. In addition the ability to focus attention, perseverance and courage, to name a few topics and Nigel will adapt the sessions as necessary to suit the needs and response of students and teachers.
  • Method used: During Class
  • · Physical activities similar to those used in the martial arts serves as a vehicle to instil these values and skills that children can put to use both inside and outside the school environment. The physical activities incorporate aspects of martial arts including stretching, balance and exercises based on focus and concentration. Demonstrations and role modelling as to inspire what is achievable through using these skills. Participation through role playing to engage possible outcomes and to provide solutions. All drills developed in this programme are designed to be fun games to engage the children but have a very serious side to them so children are also educated at the same time.


1. Breathing – Controlling the inner self

2. Focus – Developing laser beam Black Belt focus. The ability to focus on something no matter what distractions are around you.

3. Concentration – The ability to complete tasks/ goals in any environment.

4. NutritionBeing able to know the difference and make the correct choice when it comes to food and drink for a health body and a healthy mind

5. Self-Discipline Making choices which have the best outcome for the long term.

6. Teamwork Helping everybody to achieve their full potential

7. Leadership Taking charge when required

8. Conflict resolution Having the skills to be able and wanting to defuse and walk away.

9. Self-defence – Bully Basics to solve all unwarranted physical contact.

10. Fitness – Fitness fun to engage the body and mind for life.

11. Communication – Putting your thoughts across in a positive manner while considering others.

12. Self-Esteem – Feeling good about one’s self.

13. Emotions management – Understanding and being to control ones emotions.

14. Goal Setting – Setting realistic and important goals and achieving them.

15. Empathy – Relating to others and their needs.


These are some of the main topics that are covered in a life skills class. Classes can be individualised to cover more in depth on certain topics if needed or other topics not listed!