TAEKWONDO master Paul Mitchell has made it his life's mission to help children who have been bullied.

Mr Mitchell entered a competition to be a part of This is your Life Change television show in the hopes of being able to turn his dream of helping children world-wide into a reality.

He has just been announced as a semi-finalist.

Mr Mitchell said he was bullied for most of his school life and founded United Taekwondo as a way to help children in the same situation.

"I have developed a program that changes the way a child deals with bullies," Mr Mitchell said.

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"I see the difference that martial arts principles have made to my students and I want to share this with the world.

"Bullying is an insidious disease in our society which impacts on a child's ability to learn and make friendships from an early age.

LIFE CHANGING: Paul Mitchell teaches Amy Asquith how respect and discipline can help her deal with bullies.
LIFE CHANGING: Paul Mitchell teaches Amy Asquith how respect and discipline can help her deal with bullies. Contributed

"Martial arts teaches children respect and gives them discipline, but most of all it gives them self-confidence which empowers young children," he said.

If Mr Mitchell receives enough votes from the public, he will be one of six people who will spend two weeks on a remote Fijian Island learning how to put their plan into action with the help of a life coach, personal trainer and business coach.

He said he was determined to make it to the island.

"On my return I'll be ready to make a huge difference to young people that need my support to stand up to bullies," Mr Mitchell said.

Voting closes on Saturday.

To vote for Mr Mitchell head to thisisyourlifechange.com/vote-for-master-paul/



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