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BUCTOWN STRONG is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization focused on changing lives through the education & practice of Martial Arts. We believe Martial Arts is a vital tool in a youth's, student athlete's, or a young adult's development. 

 

Currently, our Kids & Teens Wrestling Program is free. Our goal is to open more classes and expand the capacity for more kids to train at no cost- but our visions don't end there. We offer free Gym Memberships to students eligible to Our Program and to our student volunteers. Through our Buctown Strong Scholarship Fund, we support Martial Arts students from our Kids Program through to young adults competing at Amateur & Professional levels. 

 

To embark on this journey is challenging to say the least - we ask you to review our 3 tier Support Program to see if our visions fit your interest in giving back to our community.  This Program is made completely possible by Buctown MMA memberships, merchandise, fundraisers & events, donations, our thoughtful sponsors, and our upcoming NFT Project.

 

100% of all proceeds go to our Buctown Strong Scholarship Fund. 

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KIDS developmental PROGRAM

Our 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization provides free Martial Arts and Meditation classes to students ages 6 & up. Our mission is to change lives through the education and practice of martial arts, including Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, MMA, and Meditation. Martial Arts training can play a powerful role in youth development and a catalyst for organic personal growth in body, mind, and spirit.

Martial Arts fosters a culture of discipline, respect, confidence, resilience, accountability, and a healthy lifestyle. We believe that the study of martial arts can truly change lives and set young people on a better path for their future. We give so much of our time and talent to our students, but we can’t do it without your support.

Unfortunately, not every child has the means to attend classes – we believe kids of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds should have equal opportunities to practice and gain a martial arts education. Your support will help advance our program to give more kids access to the benefits of Martial Arts classes. ​

Your thoughtful funding will be immediately applied towards:

  •  Kids Gym Memberships

  • Competition & Tournament

  • Camps & Clinics

  • Private Training 

  • Coaches & Staff

  • Equipment & Uniforms

  • Our Volunteer Program

  • Opening more classes

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student-athlete scholarship program
 

Our Student-Athlete Scholarship Program was created to meet the needs of  individuals who wish to pursue a combat athletic career or to help prep student-athletes for collegiate sports. There is a long list of sports and programs that are not supported or subsidized by the government and our education system. The Buctown Scholarship Program will give dedicated athletes who don’t receive financial support elsewhere an equal opportunity to continue their journey.

 

Off-season and post-graduate athletes rarely have the time or money to spend honing their craft, juggling many priorities just to stay afloat. They clock long hours at school or work leaving less time to focus on their athletic careers. This program sponsors those young adult athletes- buying them the time they need to fulfill their responsibilities while they work toward becoming stronger, smarter, and better at their combat sport of choice and to reach that next level.

Through an innovative NFT project, we're changing the narrative. We are making an investment for the hard-work & dedication these athletes clock in. Those who invest their talents into improved skillsets, support for the community, and training for our youth – so they can continue to do what they love and give them a chance to peruse an amateur or professional career. Our ask is that you invest in them too.

 

Your generous sponsorship of an

aspiring combat athlete will fund:

 

  • Competition Training

  • College Tuition

  • Camps & Clinics

  • Medical Evaluations

  • Gym Membership

  • Recovery Treatments

  • Traveling, Lodging & Meals

  • Commuter Costs

  • Competition & Tournaments

  • Private Lessons

  • Competition Prizes 

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Amateur & professional athlete program
 

Let's pay our athletes for their blood, sweat, and tears. It takes much courage to compete at these levels with endless hours of hard work and dedication prepping for events. This program will compensate combat athletes that put their hearts & health on the line for our entertainment and their willingness to pursue their careers. 

Our community is important to us. We understand the financial struggles combat athletes have during training camps and their hardships to get to the top. Let's encourage our MMA, Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and other  competitors to continue by offering incentives and support to those in our local Martial Arts community. We are planting the seed locally to support athletes no matter what level and where they train. 

Let's support our future warriors by:

  • Endorsing Fighters

  • Sponsoring Events

  • Show & Bonus Prizes

  • Medical Treatments 

  • Martial Arts Education

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To see a list of volunteer opportunities please visit the Jersey Cares Volunteer Schedule.

Buctown Strong Volunteer Program

This ain't no free ride!  Our program holds youth students accountable. Students part of our Buctown Strong Program must complete a set amount of volunteer hours as a form of membership "payment".  Coaching kids and helping out around the gym, teaming up with Jersey Cares and other local businesses in the community to provide youth students with volunteer opportunities.  Please fill out form below if you are interested in our Buctown Strong Volunteer Program. 

(Note: Our program has reached capacity - please message us if you'd like to be on the waiting list.)

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Talk to you soon!