The National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) is dedicated to promoting the involvement and empowerment of all women and girls—cis and trans—as well as gender nonbinary and nonconforming people, who are active in martial arts, self-defense, and healing arts.
All women, nonbinary, and nonconforming individuals are welcome regardless of age, race, color, religion, class, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or physical condition.
We cherish martial arts as a path of self-discovery and transformation and as a means of transforming ourselves and the world in which we live. We find strength in one another's challenges and promote an awareness and appreciation of our differences.
Our organization offers many benefits to members, including our signature summer conference as well as our comprehensive empowerment self-defense certification and training for self-defense instructors.
Explore our website to learn more about our events, members, and opportunities for you to connect with this unique community.
Mission StatementBuilding personal and collective strength, safety, and well-being through martial arts, self-defense, and healing arts, to empower women and others affected by gender-based discrimination