The Pink Belt Project with Kristy Hitchens

Kristy Hitchens started Taekwando when she was 40 and found the process of training from white to black belt so transformational she decided to start The Pink Belt Project. 

The Pink Belt Project is a charity project empowering women in need with a year of free martial arts training at their local club. 

Kristy and Georgia discuss: 

  • The explosion of interest in The Pink Belt Project around Australia 
  • The impact of training on mental health 
  • How and why martial arts schools can can involved 
  • How and why women can get involved 
  • Practical tips for survivors wishing to join a martial arts clubs The Pink Belt Project details can be found at:

If you're interested in joining a support group for women new to martial arts, Kristy has started one!!! Here is is: 

Thank you so much to Nari for the beautiful song "Shape Me" heard at the beginning and end of this episode. Nari wrote this song about Shape Your Life, a boxing program for self-identified women survivors of violence in Canada. She wrote this song using the words and experiences shared by participants with Cathy Van Ingen. You can find out more about Shape Your Life in my interview with Cathy in Episode 8. You can hear more of Nari's work by going to her Instagram: @narithesaga