National Women's
Martial Arts Federation

Honors and Awards

The National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) recognizes and honors women and non-binary martial artists who have distinguished themselves in their practice and in their community.

Award of Excellence

 

       

Sensei
Keiko Fukuda*

1986

 Professor
Wang Ju Rong*

1991

 Master
Wen Mei Yu

1993

 Sensei
Bobbi Snyder*

1995

       

 Professor
Helen Carollo*

1998

Sensei
Wendi Dragonfire

2001

Professor
Coleen Gragen*

2002 

Master
Bow Sim Mark

2004 

       

 Master
Su
Zifang

2007

 Shihan
Linda Ranson

2010

Master
Wasentha Young

2013 

Sensei
Barb Christensen 

2013

          

Sensei
Jaye Spiro

2015

Shihan
Darlene DeFour

2016

Sensei
Jamie Leno Zimron

2016

Grandmaster
Sunny Graff

2020


Coleen Gragen
Award of Inspiration

 

       

 Professor
Coleen Gragen*

2002 

Sensei
Karen Brown

2003 

Shihan
Linda Ranson

2010 

 Sensei
Molly
Sacco Hale

2012

       

Sensei/Sifu
Barbara Feldman*

2013

 Sensei
Yudit Sidikman

2016

   


Founders Award

For women who have made significant contributions to the NWMAF over the years.

        

 Nadia Telsey

2010

Jaye
Spiro

2012 

Peg
Strain
*

2013

Janet
Aalfs

2016

*Deceased

The Awards

Award of Excellence

For those possessing technical expertise, a remarkable teaching career, inspirational leadership, and meaningful contributions to the community.

Coleen Gragen Award of Inspiration

For NWMAF members who have inspired others in the martial arts. This award was created in 2001 and formally named in 2002 to honor Professor Coleen Gragen.

Founders' Award

Honors those whose contribution is foundational to the spirit and vision of the NWMAF, and who have given that contribution over a significant period of time.

Member of the Year Award

For members who have made significant contributions to the NWMAF during the past year (awardees not listed).

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