We use 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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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.