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Empower women on their recovery journey by connecting them with martial arts for healing, health, wellbeing and growth.


Pink Belt Project is a peak body for women involved in martial arts and an authority on martial arts for violence prevention and recovery.


Never give up!
No matter the challenge, we will never give up.

Treat everyone as equals.
We believe in and demonstrate equality for all.

Uncompromising integrity.
We will never compromise our integrity.


Pink Belt Project provides martial arts scholarships to women in need – particularly women healing from the trauma of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault.

Scholarships cover one year of training in any of the Traditional Martial Arts at the recipient’s nearest local club. Scholarships are provided through fundraising, corporate donors and sponsorship by martial arts clubs.

Pink Belt Project also works to enhance the capacity of the martial arts community to address drivers of violence and raise awareness about the inherent capacity of martial arts for prevention of and recovery from violence.

You can view our 2012-26 Strategic Plan HERE.

You can read our 2021/22 Annual Report HERE

You can read our 2022/23 Annual Report HERE

Pink Belt Project was started in 2018 by West Australian Black Belt mum Kristy Hitchens who was inspired by the journey of a friend impacted by domestic violence. Pink Belt Project became an Incorporated Association in early 2021 and a Board of Management was appointed soon after. You can READ MORE ABOUT THE BOARD HERE.

Applications for 2023 Pink Belt Scholarships are now open. If you are interested in applying, visit our For Women page of the website.

You might also like to read the powerful stories by Pink Belt Scholarship recipients about the impact their training is having on their lives. And if you have any questions, feel free to email Project Founder Kristy Hitchens ( or message the FB page.