Australian pop star Peter Andre is set to launch a chain of marital arts schools across the U.K. in a bid to teach youngsters discipline and boost their self-confidence.

The Mysterious Girl hitmaker plans to put his name to a chain of up to 500 kung fu schools nationwide in a collaboration with his seven-year-old son Junior's current martial arts teacher, Paul Hawkes.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "I'm just about to launch a franchise of kung fu schools across the country. This is keeping kids off the street and it teaches them discipline...

"It's all about that and learning a skill, which brings confidence. We're going to be doing quite a lot. It's going to take some time. I can't wait."