Warrior Kid: Ask Uncle Jake

Questions from kids for ‘Uncle Jake’ from the book ‘Way of the Warrior Kid’.

Jocko Willink.

28 thoughts on “Warrior Kid: Ask Uncle Jake”

  1. I love this, my 8 year old son Max just finished reading The Way of the Warrior Kid. He started Jiu Jitsu a couple of weeks ago and was super excited to see that the author of his new book practiced Jiu Jitsu too! He has had some problems being bullied in school because he isn’t into the same sports or things as the other kids so I think we found your book and podcast at the prefect time! I can’t wait to let me listen to this, he will love it!
    THANK YOU for your service to our country and for helping these kids (and adults) learn how to deal with their feelings!

  2. Jocko and/or Uncle Jake-
    My brother likes to solve our problems with his fists. I am younger but could hurt him severely if I wished (I do BJJ and Crossfit with my dad but he elects to play Minecraft instead) but I feel as though this might put the level of respect that I deserve below even his. How is it that I might solve this problem without hurting my brother or getting hurt further as well as without losing discipline/respect/dignity for myself and others? Also, If you recommend elaborate diplomacy than specific examples might be of assistance.

    P.S. Is there any reason I shouldn’t be doing Crossfit as I am 13? I do a scaled version of the workouts but I was a little worried after doing Grace a few weeks ago and seeing one of the guys at the gym hurt his calf pretty badly. Also my dad hurt his ACL I think a while ago and his back hurts pretty often. Thanks again in advance, I appreciate your time and sorry about the Nutso long question.

    I love your podcast,
    Your buddy,

    1. Hey PJ this is Jocko’s wheelhouse, but with regard to the Crossfit-at-13 thing, as a former crossfitter who’s been injured a few times, I think it all depends on your coach. You’re young enough that you’re less injury prone than somebody my age, and if you learn good fundamentals you’ll be unstoppable. But your body is also too young to have fully developed the strength you’ll have as an adult, so just go scaled, be careful, and make sure you’ve got a *good* coach showing you fundamentals and helping you avoid injury.

  3. Mr. Willink, both of my kids are reading this book (I did too). I am a Cub Scout den Leader and would like to give a copy to our young men. If I buy seven more copies and send them to you, would you write something in the inside cover? I’ll pay for everything. Thanks for your consideration and doing what you did (and are doing) for our country. Respectfully, Steve

  4. Hi Uncle Jake, I want to know how to get rid some bad habits that us kids have. I am a 9 year old warrior kid who likes reading, jiu-jitsu, swimming and soccer but who has some bad habits that would to get rid of.

  5. Hi Jocko! My daughter Emsley is a 6 year old BJJ/Muay Thai fighter from Chillicothe, OH. Shecwould like to ask Uncle Jake, “who is your best friend? Why?” Thanks for your service, and all you do for children and adults alike!

    Take care,
    Chad and Emsley Barrows.

  6. My name is Alex, I’m a 7 year old Warrior kid that does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3 to 4 times a week and Kickboxing once a week. WooHoo!!!

    Why in The second Warrior Kid book did Mark worry about other kids that Nathan James called names?

  7. Dear uncle jake,

    my brother and i were walking along the river and ran into a couple of guys who were swimming to collect drift wood. the water was dangerous and one man started drowning, his friend jumped into to save him and the first man drowned the second man to try and save himself. they both drowned right in front of our eyes while my mom was trying to save them with a stick. everyone was screaming and crying and calling 911. it was super scary. how would you tell someone how to get over it. i know that you have lost alot of people in your life too. my brother won’t talk about it much, and my mom worries that he keeps it all in. should we stifle these emotions, or is there a better way to deal with it. i love to do pull ups, but that doesn’t make it go away. bye jocko, thank you.
    P.S. my brother and i came to visit you at your gym, but you weren’t there. we took a couple of classes with coach adam. we loved him! you should make more books too because we read them all. my teacher said I should read a new book instead of always reading the same one. thank you for teaching me how to be a warrior kid!

    love forever,
    Emberlin Williams (7yrs old) & Beckam Williams (10 yrs old)

  8. Dear Mr. Willink,
    My name is Luke and I’m 8. How do I keep control of my emotions. Like when I’m silly at the wrong time or mad or angry.

  9. Former Marine, current Police Officer. Love your stuff and have exposed my son to it My seven year old loves Way of the Warrior Kid and the podcast. As we finished the book he tells me he has a question for Uncle Jake. The question is “We are supposed to stand up to bullies, and protect the weak. What if a bully is weak?”. Thank you for the podcasts and books. Your material is awesome, keep it up.

  10. Dear Jocko
    Hi, my name is Ben, and I am 9 years old. I really love your books.
    My question is: How many days off should a worrier kid have???

    We are now listening to your podcast and can’t wait for your third book to come out.

  11. Hi, my name is Seth and I’m 9 years old. I have one question, does everyone have to be a worrier kid? When is number three coming?

  12. Dear Uncle Jake,

    My name is Leah and I am 9 years old. I do cheerleading and my team has a competition coming up but we are having trouble with our pyramid because everyone is arguing. How can I help my cheer team to stop arguing and start doing the counts?

    Thank you,

  13. my name is Owen and I am 10 years old. and there is thus kid who is not being nice to me and telling teachers the complete oppiset story what should I do?

  14. Dear uncle Jake,
    Question: What do I do when people bully me in disguise?
    Like making fun of me but trying to be friends and talking behind my back about me?

    Thanks in advance,
    from Raphael (Australia)

  15. My name is Madison and I’m an 8 year old warrior girl from Orange, California. My question is what should I do when kids cut in front of me in line at school? Should I not make a big deal out of it or tell them every time to not cut?
    My 2nd question is how can I remember to do my chores every day that my Dad makes me do to earn my allowance?
    My 3rd question is how do I deal with a friend who has a temper tantrum when she doesn’t get her way? I try to calm her down when it happens but it doesn’t seem to help.

  16. Hi my name is Evan and I’m 12 I would like the Springfield Saint Victor Rifle but my mom won’t allow me to get it how can I convince her to get it for me ?

    Thank you from Evan

  17. Hello, I have a sort of complicated question for you.
    My friend Aiden has anger problems, how can I help him if he won’t listen to me? If I or anyone else (except the teacher)
    tells him to do something he yells at me or someone else.
    Just like in book 2&3 I gathered intelligence.
    He doesn’t have a dad, and lives with a step mom. His parents divorced. he’s 10 years old.


  18. If you have not had Dr Warren Farrell on either podcast you might want to consider him as a guest. The American Thought Leaders podcast had him on 3 July 2019 talking about his new book The Boy Crisis. A Very insightful discussion about boys with no fathers and the impact of feminism.


  19. Name: Demiryn (Da meer in) Descant
    Gender: F
    Age: 9
    From: Houston, TX Y’ALL!!!

    l play basket ball and l love to dance. How do l turn a school project into something fun? l have to a book report on two books and it is not fun at all!!! Thank you for everything you are doing to help kids become Warrior Kids.

  20. Name: Liliana Descant
    Gender: F
    Age: 8
    From: Houston, TX

    I’m on a rock climbing team in Texas and love to learn about sharks. I want to be a marine biologist when I grow up.

    I have a 3 year old little brother. Sometimes, he is me mean to me and tries to bite me. How can I stop him from being so mean to me and how can I stop treating him badly when he treats me this way? Thank you for answering my question.

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