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I'm so glad you stopped by. This is Founder of Pink Belt Project Kristy Hitchens. I'm a Taekwondo Black Belt Mum in Western Australia. So maybe you're wondering how this whole thing came about? Sometimes, me too! Lol. I do occasionally stop and wonder how I got here.

It really all started with me wanting to help a friend impacted by domestic violence but at the same time embarking on a journey of starting martial arts age 40.

Now I am gathering an army of martial arts clubs from across Australia (and occasionally overseas too) all committed to helping women healing from the trauma of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault by connecting them with the power they have inside.

You can read more about the Pink Belt Project story in this article by news platform Women’s Agenda.

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Please stay a while and browse through all the information here on the site. Whether you are a #survivor wondering how martial arts could help, an instructor interested in becoming involved, a volunteer willing to lend a hand or a sponsor looking for a project that aligns with your own personal values.

There is something for everyone. Whatever you find, I hope you leave here better than when you arrived and that I might hear from you one day soon.

Keep Kicking. Kristy x

Say ‘NO’ to violence!

Research shows training in the Traditional Martial Arts is not only an effective therapeutic tool for recovery from violence, it is also a powerful weapon in violence prevention. We remove financial barriers to accessing the training for women in need by providing them with a one year Pink Belt Scholarship at their nearest local martial arts club. You can donate to empower a woman in need HERE or contact us to discuss Sponsorship opportunities…

Hear the stories

Read powerful stories from Pink Belt Scholarship recipients about their experiences.

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Read the research

Just released! PinkBelt Survey (2021): Exploring opportunities for healing, health and wellbeing for women through Traditional Martial Arts.

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For Teen Girls

Pink Belt Scholarships are also offered to teen girls with special needs via sister project PINK BELT BY GRACE.

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Pink Belt Project Inc. is a charitable organisation

Your donation will help empower a woman in need with a Pink Belt Scholarship, providing her with a year of free martial arts training at her nearest local club.

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