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“Kokoro Leadership in Action”




What is Warriorfit?

Warriorfit is an 8-week, leadership and mental toughness program that empowers individuals to be a better leader, wherever they are in life. Warriorfit integrates mental toughness, physical readiness, emotional control and warrior spirit training, in one program, that unlocks human potential, and increases personal and team performance.

Warriorfit IS about preparing, and winning in the mind before stepping foot on the battlefield of life, everyday.

Who is Warriorfit for?

You can be more confident, courageous and disciplined in your life. Warriorfit is for those who want to overcome fear, increase their personal power, and be able to protect themselves and their family from harm. The Warriorfit lifestyle allows you to stand up for your beliefs, and to act with clarity, purpose, and intentionality. This includes professionals, executives, athletes, stay-at-home moms and dads, young people entering university or college, world travellers and anyone who seeks personal security and peace of mind.

Why Warriorfit?

We live in a beautiful, but uncertain world, and life favours the prepared in mind, body and spirit. We have time constraints which pull at us from all directions, including work, family, friends, and unknown threats. Now more than ever, we need “sheepdogs” and leaders that are mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally fit. When an individual is Warriorfit, they are more capable of leading in the midst of conflict and chaos with clarity and purpose. We believe that there is a leader and warrior within everyone, but sometimes it takes a little help to awaken these human characteristics. We teach proven techniques and strategies to make positive, sustainable life changes, and achieve personal peak performance levels.

Mental Toughness Training


 Learn how to develop:

  • Warrior Spirit
  • Mental Toughness
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Physical Readiness
  • Sharp Awareness




Program Details

Warriorfit is an 8-week, transformational program, which consists of 75 minute weekly classes, which will inspire you to work just above your own perceived limitations. Participants are encouraged to bring a sweat towel, water bottle, and outdoor gear to every class.


On-going, indoor/outdoor classes are held Saturday mornings at 10:00.  No prior experience required, and you don’t have to be an athlete to begin. 

Warriorfit is remarkably effective, fun, and scalable to meet the needs of both beginners and advanced trainees.


Warriorfit Safety

Our instructors teach and demonstrate all the physical skills, and coach warriors during practice. You will be amazed by the power and control you will develop as you learn and practice simple concepts under the safe supervision of our highly trained certified coaches.


The Coach

Warriorfit was developed by Derek Bindner, former executive and close protection team leader. He designed this program to meet the specific needs of individuals who want to tap into their leadership potential and to reach their peak performance ability.

Derek Bindner has extensive training in martial arts and combat sports over a 30 year period.  His credentials include a 5th degree black belt in Aikido, as well as black belts in Ju-jitsu and Tae kwon do.  In addition, he is a bronze medalist in Kickboxing, and has successfully coached three Brazilian Jiu-jitsu multiple gold medal earners.  Over a 12 year period, he was a veteran door person and dealt with many conflicts and life threatening situations.


What benefits will I receive?

The benefits of Warriorfit training go far beyond improved leadership skills. Participants will enjoy:

  • Greater self-confidence
  • Higher degree of assertiveness and self-awareness
  • Enhanced peace of mind
  • Stronger Self-Motivation
  • Increased self-esteem and assertiveness
  • Increased focus and effectiveness in conflict
  • Heightened sense of composure and serenity during chaos, stress, or conflict
  • Intensified feelings of “Awake and Alive”


Life favours the prepared in mind, body and spirit. A prepared individual is unbeatable!

“The Warriorfit program run by Derek Bindner at the Aikido Network is a challenging and enjoyable workout. The self-defense program Derek teaches as part of the boot camp is practical and he gives detailed instruction on how and when to implement each technique. As usual, Derek always keeps the mood of the sessions light and fun but works his students hard at the same time. Highly recommended and I will be returning again when I can fit it into my schedule.”

John Hauffe, MA
Co-Owner Mac Outpost and Outpost2
London, Ontario, Canada


Programs are on-going, and are limited to only 20 participants. Call 519-660-0992 or email us at info@aikidonetwork.com to register NOW!

SIGN UP NOW and Tap into the Warrior within!

Before applying to the Warriorfit program, all candidates should make themselves familiar with the definition below…



Kokoro Leadership:

Kokoro is a Japanese term that means “Merging your heart and mind together in action”.

You are a leader. Whether it’s being a leader to yourself, your clients, team members, friends, or your kids, you lead.

We believe that there is an athlete, leader and warrior within everyone. The question is, how do you lead?

There are many different ways to lead, depending on your personality. A Kokoro leader defines leadership as a verb, not a noun, and leads by example. A Kokoro leader knows exactly who they are, their purpose, their values, what they stand for, and merges their mind and their heart in action.

Kokoro leadership is a powerful, selfless, motivating and unique leadership style which is rooted in Bushido. Bushido is a Japanese word for “The way of the warrior”. In other words, it is a particular moral code of excellence, strength and bravery, in service to humanity.

To be a Kokoro leader is to embody the character traits of discipline, drive, determination, integrity, respect, service, honor, courage, compassion and confidence. An Aikido Network leader wins in the mind before the battle, and knows that in a crisis situation, one never rises to their level of expectation, but rather sinks to his/her level of training. A Kokoro leader is constantly seeking improvement to better serve others, and is on a never-ending path to self-mastery. The Kokoro leader strives to forge an unbeatable mind, an unconquerable spirit, strength in the body, and emotional resilience. He/she also grows in wisdom, and develops strong intuition. The Kokoro leader believes in establishing peace and harmony, and sees adversity as opportunity. A Kokoro leader is aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses, seeks mentors for guidance, and forms strategic alliances to advance and secure the mission for the greater good. Kokoro leaders know that failure is encountered on the road to success, which leads to significance, and chooses to always fail forward fast and grow from his/her mistakes. The Kokoro leader sees FEAR as a False Evidence Appearing Real, and understands that conflict does not equal contest.  Instead, the Kokoro leader seeks a win-win, or win-learn outcome, and takes extreme ownership.

Besides serving unselfishly, the greatest asset of the Kokoro leader is his/her ability to radiate truth, wisdom and love. This is demonstrated when putting the team, or others first, and being mindful of the big picture. Great leaders know that inspiration, motivation and momentum are driven by passion and purpose, and are fueled by the mission. Everyone has a desire to be part of something bigger, and to have a sense of pride in making a difference.

With leadership comes great responsibility and accountability. This is not taken lightly, because… “Everything Rises and Falls on Leadership”.  -John Maxwell

When you are called to go first, how will you lead?



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