Martial Arts for Peace

Martial Arts for Peace

we combine the practice of martial arts with educational programs and youth work to build self-confident resilient individuals and communities

Martial Arts for Peace gemeinnützige GmbH is a non-governmental non-profit organisation committed to translating core values from martial arts philosophy and Olympic values-based education to everyday life situations of children and young people. By combining the practice of martial arts with educational programs and youth work martialartsforpeace aims to build self-confident and resilient individuals and communities. Founded and registered in Germany in 2019 and with a regional hub in Turkey our approach is two-fold and comprises of a) network development and b) implementation of collaborative projects. Martial Arts instructors and schools who become part of the network share the martialartsforpeace core values and quality standards. 

  • Our work in Turkey currently focuses on communities in Gaziantep, Kilis, Sanliurfa, Hatay and Istanbul, the regions most affected by hosting refugee populations mostly from Syria. 
  • Our instructors network represents various martial arts including Karate, Taekwondo, Capoeira, Escrima, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Wushu Sanda, Wrestling, Mixed Martial Arts and Chessboxing.  
  • We work with children and young people including marginalised and most at-risk individuals and groups.
  • We build capacity of our network in empowering martial arts practice and relevant technical fields (child protection, sexual and gender-based violence, inclusion of people with disabilities, migration, psychosocial wellbeing, participatory approaches, monitoring and evaluation, …).
  • We support individual martial artists and martial art schools who sign up to our network with tailor-made capacity development.

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Non-profit organization


Eschersheimer Landstrasse 42
60322 Frankfurt




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