“I am so grateful for the Pink Belt Project and everything you’re doing. Because I have tried every single thing to better myself. I’ve tried psychiatrists, medication, psychology, group counselling, domestic violence courses and nothing has helped me as much as this. And I’m so thankful.” – 2023 Pink Belt Scholarship Recipient, Northern Territory.

Applications for Pink Belt Scholarships to be undertaken in 2024, are now open. For more information on how to apply, please contact Project Founder Kristy Hitchens by emailing kristy@pinkbelt.com.au

You can check out the list of Supporter Clubs offering scholarships on this page. If you don’t see a club located near you, please get in touch as we will try to match applicants with clubs near you.

You may like to read Stories from previous recipients of Pink Belt Scholarships, some of the Blog Articles listed below or Media Coverage about the Project.

Benefits of training in the Traditional Martial Arts for women

It is also just possible that martial arts may be among the very best treatments for traumatic stress because you learn to not be powerless.
Psychiatrist BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, a trauma treatment expert who wrote the best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score.

Women’s Health Australia Magazine Article

Martial Arts Friendships

Pink Belt Project Research Report.