We are a multi-award winning Charitable Foundation and Association that uses martial arts to tackle social injustice and change lives.

From knife crime, childhood poverty and violence against women and girls through to professional standards, safeguarding and grass roots participation; we’re there. Representing more than 16,500 on the mats participants and instructors across thousands of venues and locations right the way up and down the UK; the BMABA Fighting Chance Foundation uses martial arts to tackle social injustices, empower disenfranchised youths and transform lives.

We passionately believe that Martial Arts can instil life-affirming and potentially life-saving skills. From self-discipline, empowerment and physical fitness through to personal safety skills, sporting opportunities and even the chance to earn a living as an instructor – we know it has alot to offer.

The Fighting Chance Charitable Foundation is a national organisation that tackles childhood poverty and social inequality through structured martial arts programmes. We’re part of the BMABA group of social enterprises – a power-house group of organisations that span the entire martial arts sector. This includes the formidable BMABA association. This makes our organisation one of the most effective and highly-structured martial arts organisations anywhere in the United Kingdom.

We make a huge difference to participation, instruction and specific charitable causes day in, day out.


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Some Of Our Charitable Work Includes;

Started with just £20 of capital by a young man with lived experience of childhood poverty and the life-changing opportunities martial arts can provide.

We’ve chosen to remain a social enterprise rather than charity, to self-fund our own programmes. We think this is the safest way to guarantee life-changing opportunities for our participants. We receive absolutely nothing from Sport England or the Government and rely entirely upon the support of people like you.