National Women's
Martial Arts Federation

2019 Self-Defense Instructors' Conference

Attend the leading ESD conference in the country!

This summer, attendees at the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation’s 2019 BE BRAVE Camp have access to a range of martial arts, healing arts, and empowerment self-defense (ESD) classes.

A Self-Defense Instructors' Conference will be integrated throughout the camp. This stimulating retreat will be full of networking, skill sharing, and professional development opportunities. Whether you’re just starting out or have been teaching self-defense for years, plan to join us! Veteran instructors and self-defense leaders will teach workshops and mentor those who are working toward NWMAF Self-Defense Instructor Certification.

Click here for the full schedule, or to view trainer bios and class descriptions.

This year's offerings include:

Yudit Sidikman and Carmel Drewes (Core ESD curriculum):

  • ESD Model Course: What is Empowerment Self-Defense?
  • ESD Model Course: Verbal: assertiveness, intervention, de-escalation
  • ESD Model Course: Escapes from Grabs and Holds
  • ESD Model Course: Fighting Back Physically
  • ESD Model Course: Scenarios and Wrap-Up

Maryam Aziz:

  • Hate Crime Self-Defense Part 1: Applying Research to the Self-Defense Workshop
  • Hate Crime Self-Defense Part 2: Teaching Defenses Against Hate Crimes

Jacqueline Barco:

  • Trauma Sensitive Martial Arts Training

Liz Fitzgerald:

  • Building Training Scenarios: Creating Successful SD Scenarios
  • Effective Role Playing for ESD Training
  • Marketing ESD: Identifying and Speaking to Your Audience

Justine Halliwill:

  • Sexual Coercion: How Do I Defend Myself?
  • Sexual Assertiveness: Creating Common Language and New Models

Julie Harmon:

  • The ABCs of Experiential Exercises for Teaching Self-Defense: Young People with Developmental Disabilities
  • Allies and Upstanders: Parts 1 and 2

Arlene Limas:

  • Protecting Elite Athletes with ESD

Diane Long:

  • Self-Defense for Sexually Exploited Youth
  • Sensory Integration and Self-Protection
  • Best Practices for Seeking CEUs for Martial Arts and Self-Defense Programming
  • The Energetics of Embodied Activism

Nancy Moore:

  • How to Teach Falling and How to Fall
  • Writing for Martial Arts and Self-Defense Instructors

Jay O’Shea:

  • Theater Games for ESD Trainings
  • Getting Comfortable with Role Play in ESD Teaching

Clara Porter:

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment Training: An ESD Approach

Meg Stone:

  • How to get Grants for ESD

Joyce Mende Wong / Amy Jones / Joanne Factor:

  • If It's Valuable, Shouldn't We Charge for it? The Merits of Offering Self-Defense Classes for Free

For logistical details and registration information, visit our What To Expect page.

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