Do you love your art and dream of sharing it with other women?
Do you want to experience a supportive learning environment?
Do you want to further the participation of women and girls in these arts?
You are in the right place! NWMAF members reap the benefits of practice and study of our health, self-confidence, physical fitness, and stress management. Some of us have been training over many decades, others just a few months. Yet we can all come together and train. Learn more...
Annual Martial Arts Conferences
Every summer the NWMAF hosts an annual conference featuring special training opportunities with veteran martial artists from across the country as well as a self-defense instruction track. Participants can choose from a variety of classes through out the four-day event. Each day brings many sessions and several options: “hard style” classes, “soft style” classes, mat arts, self-defense techniques and technology, healing arts, and weapons practice. Expert trainers tailor their teaching for a wide range of students–from beginners to experts.
Self-Defense Instruction and Certification Opportunities
The NWMAF is an industry leader in empowerment-based self-defense (ESD) technology. We offer professional development and credentials to self-defense instructors. From cutting-edge research to best-practices in classroom management, from non-profit service to running an effective business, we can help you maximize what instructors deliver to their students.