Launched in 2009, Hyper Martial Arts provides a platform for world-class martial arts athletes to showcase their skills and talent. Hyper is a mix of traditional martial arts styles, including self-defense, sparring, competition forms, and weapons. The company’s curriculum is taught at about 600 training facilities in the U.S. and more than a hundred abroad. In addition to promoting an emerging subculture, the company also offers anti-bully training sessions for kids.

The company has bootstrapped and gone viral organically. We’re excited to be Hyper’s first outside financing partner, and can’t wait to see them grow!

“Lighter Capital was a terrific recommendation from our financial advisor,” says Roland Osborne, Founder of Hyper Martial Arts. “The funding process was really simple and everything came together quickly.”

Our investment will allow the company to launch a training app and further promote its bully-defense outreach program, which teaches kids strategies for dealing with bullying. “Hyper Martial Arts is one of the most interesting businesses that we’ve ever funded, and a source of inspiration for kids everywhere,” says Molly Otter, our Chief Investment Officer. “They’ve built an action lifestyle brand that’s grown organically, through subscriptions, training materials, and apparel sales. We’re looking forward to playing a role in their growth.”

Here’s the full Press Release. Learn more about Hyper Martial Arts or follow them on Facebook.