The National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) is dedicated to promoting the involvement and empowerment of women and girls—cis and trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming person—who are active in martial arts, self-defense, and healing arts.
All women are welcome regardless of age, race, color, religion, class, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, 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 for women and girls in the martial arts 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 StatementEmpowering women and girls to achieve personal and collective strength, safety, and well-being through martial arts, healing arts, and self-defense education.