National Women's
Martial Arts Federation

Apply to teach at our next conference!

There has been an annual conference most years since 1976. Every year we look for dynamic individuals who would like to share their passion, skills, and knowledge in a supportive and energetic learning environment.

We asked 2019 "Be Brave" participants what classes and topics they'd like to see at future events. Take a look! Can you teach any of them?

We are also particularly seeking "crossover" classes, designed to teach participants how to carry skills from one of our three branches (martial arts, healing arts, or self-defense) into their practice in another branch. Do you know someone in another branch? Would they like to teach a crossover workshop with you??

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How to Apply

Our 2021 application is OPEN! The deadline is extended through: January 15, 2021, 11:59pm Eastern.

Please review our Trainer Selection document before applying, to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and understand the expectations. If you'd prefer to volunteer to lead a morning or evening workout rather than a 90-minute class, watch your email—that application process will open in early spring.

Please note:

  • Classes are 90 minutes long. No one will be scheduled to teach two consecutive classes, or to teach more than two classes in one day.
  • The Empowerment Self-Defense Model Course models how to offer a basic community self-defense workshop using an empowerment frameworkApplicants to teach these sessions must commit to teaching and/or co-teaching at least 4 sessions. The primary instructor, whether teaching alone or co-teaching, must be a NWMAF-certified self-defense instructor. 
  • Co-teachers or team teachers: One person must be indicated as the "primary" presenter (even if all presenters share equal responsibilities). ONLY the primary presenter fills out the class proposal. If you are not the primary presenter for a proposed class, please enter just the Class Title. You will not be required to fill out the rest of the questions. 
  • Presenters under age 18 will need an adult co-teacher present (even if that adult will not actually be teaching).

To promote the fullest possible participation we seek not only trainers who are excellent instructors, but also trainers who embody the spirit of inclusivity and social justice on which this conference (and the organization) is based. We must also do our best to ensure that the benefits of training/presenting at NWMAF events are available to the widest possible range of instructors. In order to assist us in selecting a well-balanced and diverse group of trainers, we ask that you fill out the application as fully as possible.

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