Using Mixed Martial Arts to empower young people – with Daryl Chambers

InPower Academy uses mixed martial arts as a vehicle for transformative personal and community improvements.

Daryl Chambers is the founder and CEO of this Wolverhampton-based social enterprise which specialises in working with young people ‘regardless of circumstance, environment or current standing.’

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In this episode Daryl tells Heidi about:

  • How and why martial arts can help young people realise and achieve their potential – based on both philosophy and practice
  • Writing a life-plan at the age of 11 when he dreamt of running a business
  • A crossroad moment when, aged 17, he was arrested
  • InPower’s specific intervention programmes, ‘The Unbreakables’ and ‘The Warriors of Wellbeing’
  • Introducing young people to the benefits of journaling
  • Developing and measuring resilience

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