2021 Pink Belt Scholarships: Apply Now!

Applications are now open for Pink Belt Scholarships: All expenses associated with one year of training in the traditional martial arts including uniform and equipment covered for a woman who could benefit from this gift of empowerment.

In addition we have two scholarships being offered by martial arts clubs in the US. Details below.

AND for the first time: One scholarship for a young woman aged 13 to 17 that can be used at any Taekwondo club in Australia.

Who can apply:

Applications are invited from women in need – particularly those healing from the trauma of domestic abuse and/or sexual assault. In addition, young women aged 13 to 17 in need – particularly those with a neurological disease or disability. Scholarships funds will be paid direct by Australian Taekwondo to the club or school where the scholarship beneficiary intends to train in two $1,000 instalments. One on December 31, 2020 and one on June 30, 2021.

Scholarships can be undertaken at your local martial arts club. First check whether a club near you is listed in the supporting clubs below. If you find one, you are encouraged to contact them in the first instance (usually via their club Facebook page). If there is not a club listed near you, then send an enquiry to kristy@pinkbelt.com.au 

Martial Arts Clubs: Find women in your community who could benefit from training at your club but cost prevents them from participating.

How Instructors can apply:

Send an email with subject line of “Pink Belt Scholarship Application” to kristy@pinkbelt.com.au with the below details completed:

Martial Arts Club or School name:
Head Instructor Name:
Belt Rank:

School address:
Contact phone number:

Scholarship Beneficiary Name:
Explain in 100 words or less why you believe this woman needs a Pink Belt Scholarship and how you believe she will benefit.

Applications close on November 16.

How are applications assessed?:

Applications will be assessed by a panel to include Pink Belt Scholarship Founder Kristy Hitchens, Project Ambassadors Carmen Marton and Kate McAdam plus staff from Australian  Taekwondo. Winners will be advised by phone mid December.

Scholarships on offer:

2 x fully paid scholarships for women over 18 worth $2,000 each for training at any martial arts club or school in Australia

1 x fully paid scholarship for young women aged 13 to 17  worth $2,000 for training at any Taekwondo club or school in Australia

Instructors offering their own club-sponsored scholarships:


Sangrok World Taekwondo Academy
Hoskins Street, Mitchell, ACT

Korean Martial Arts Academy
Weedon Close, Belconnen, ACT


Irontiger Martial Arts (specialising in Taekwondo)
Carrington Road, Castle Hill or Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, NSW

Australian Independent Taekwon-do Academy
Various locations Central Coast – Empire Bay, Kariong, Woy Woy, NSW

Lane Cove Taekwondo
Lane Cove, NSW

Goulburn Martial Arts Academy
Goulburn, NSW

Junee Taekwondo
Junee, NSW

Riverina Group of Shimjang Taekwondo
Junee, NSW

Tora Martial Arts Centre
Wetherill Park, NSW

Zone Martial Arts
Miranda, NSW

Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu
Hunters Hill, Sydney, NSW

Titans Martial Arts
Various locations, Newcastle & Port Stephens, NSW

Yamaguchi Goju Kai Karate Do
Roseville, Sydney, NSW

Family Taekwondo
Newcastle, NSW


Flanagan & Chugg Taekwondo
Various locations, Tasmania


Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan (2 scholarships available)
Maddington or Leeming, Perth, WA

Taekwondo Central
Various locations, Greater Bunbury area, WA

Taekwondo Oh Do Kwan Port Kennedy
Bakewell Drive, Port Kennedy, WA

South West Taekwondo Academy
Spencer Street, Bunbury, WA

Rawlins Taekwondo Kalamunda
Kalamunda, Perth, WA

Mandurah Goju Ryu Karate
Mandurah, WA

Kofukan Karate Warnbro
Warnbro, WA

South West Goju Ryu Karate
Bunbury, WA

Kong Hing Koon Kung Fu
Perth, WA


Australian Independent Taekwon-do Academy – Melton
Mowbray Crescent, Melton South, VIC

Goju Kai Karate Wangaratta
The Close, Wangaratta, VIC

Tactical Zen Combat Systems
Seaholme, VIC

Japan Karate Academy Shitoryu
North Lakes QLD


Shim Jang Taekwondo – Adelaide South
Jeanette Crescent, Adelaide, SA


Martial Arts of  West End
Henrico, Virginia, USA

Rankin Taekwondo (adaptive Taekwondo)
Escanaba, Michigan, USA

Make a Donation: https://chuffed.org/project/pinkbelt21

Enquiries contact:

Kristy Hitchens

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