Empower women with a Pink Belt Taekwondo Scholarship

By Australian taekwondo

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A little bit of context

Our world needs more women doing Taekwondo.

Why? Because right now domestic violence, abuse, eating disorders and workplace inequality STILL cause immense suffering.

These are complex issues and learning Taekwondo is no miracle cure. But it CAN help. Martial Arts empowers women to demand more and not settle for less in many areas of their lives.

But here's the problem

The money needed to cover things like classes, uniform, equipment, seminars and membership can put Taekwondo lessons out of reach for many women.

And often, for those women who would benefit from the training MOST.

If you’re a Taekwondo school or club, you probably have a woman in mind RIGHT NOW who you wish could start training. You know how much it would help her.

But you also know she could never afford it. And your club just doesn’t have the funds to sponsor students, as much as you would love to.

Here’s what we’re doing about it

In a perfect world, the opportunity to realise such important life benefits shouldn’t come down to money.

Together we are changing this!

The Mortal Mouse Taekwondo Blogger in partnership with Australian Taekwondo has created the Pink Belt Project which provides one year Taekwondo scholarships to women in need. One year of FREE Taekwondo for a woman over the age of 18, living in Australia.

A woman, who would benefit immensely from the training, but is prevented from participating in Taekwondo due to cost.

Look how a Pink Belt Scholarship is ALREADY changing the lives of these women:


Learning all these new techniques is life changing for me. I am growing so much. Especially in confidence.

I am so grateful for everyone involved in this pink belt initiative. It has given me my life back.


With my self confidence at an all time low, and feeling like a shadow of my former self, I sent my application. And here I am! Arriving at another training session, in my second month and loving it. I feel strong and empowered.

I feel more confident; and have found a little piece of joy, in one hour a day, twice a week. And it’s mine.


Last week I passed my Red Belt.

There was no words that can describe how happy and grateful I was. That means it’s now not far ahead to work towards that Black Belt that I want to achieve by the end of the year.

And I wouldn’t ever be able to do it without Pink Belt Scholarships.

You can join us

Individuals, clubs, schools and businesses from anywhere in the world are invited to contribute from as little as $5 to the scholarship fund which is administered by non-profit Australian Taekwondo. Every dollar will count.

Businesses who contribute $200 or more, will be recognised as sponsors of the project in associated publicity including blog articles by The Mortal Mouse, press releases and social media posts on the Pink Belt Project, Australian Taekwondo and The Mortal Mouse Facebook pages.

Applications will be sought later in 2019 from taekwondo clubs and schools in Australia (WT or ITF) on behalf of potential scholarship recipients they would like to host.

For more information about Pink Belt Project (including stories by scholarship recipients about the impact Taekwondo is having on their lives visit:


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