Two happy men walking side by side.


When Malik first met Ramuel, Pastoral Minister and Spiritual Care Provider at Covenant House, Malik was quiet and used to getting by on his own. His experience with homelessness was recent, and very challenging.

“I lost my job, lost my place, and spent two or three months homeless. I was only eating every two days.”

Ramuel recalls that the first time he mentioned kick-boxing to Malik, his eyes lit up. Malik had done kick-boxing before, but it had been years, and he had been very much preoccupied with other things. Like survival.

Watch the video below to see how Malik found his path through kick-boxing.