national Women's
Martial Arts Federation

Past Conferences

2019

Be Brave!

North Central College

Naperville, IL

Trainer bios & class descriptions

Full schedule

2018

Camp Unity

North Central College

Naperville, IL

Trainer bios & class descriptions

Full schedule

2016 Tri-Alliance logo2016

Tri-Alliance Gathering 

(offered jointly with PAWMA & AWMAI)

North Central College

Naperville, IL

List of trainers & classes

Full schedule

2015 conference logo2015

Engage Our Strength, Share Our Power

Causeway Bay Inn Suites

Lansing, MI

List of classes

List of SDIC classes

2014

Peace Works

North Central College

Naperville, IL

Nancy Lanoue, Sarah Ludden, Thousand Waves

List of classes

2013 conference logo2013

Opening to Possibilities … Finding Our Paths

North Central College

Naperville, IL

Barbara Feldman, Wendy Lathrop, Jaye Spiro

List of SDIC classes

2012

It's All About the Training!

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

List of SDIC classes

2011 conference logo2011

Many Passions | Harmony of Purpose

Brockport College

Brockport, NY

Full Schedule

2010 conference logo2010

Forging Unity, Strengthening Bridges

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA

SDIC Schedule

List of SDIC trainers & bios

2009 conference logo2009

Unity Strengthens, Diversity Transforms

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

SDIC Schedule

List of SDIC trainers & bios

2008

The Journey Is the Reward

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

SDIC Schedule

List of SDIC trainers & bios

2007

The Five Elements: Martial Arts as a Reflection of Nature

Texas Women's University

Denton, TX

SDIC schedule

List of SDIC trainers & bios

2006

Thirty Years of Power

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

2005

Creating a Martial Arts Movement: What's Your Stance?

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

2004

Strong Circles: Self, Community, World

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

2003

Mastering Beginner's Mind

Oberlin College

Oberlin, OH

2002

Many Women, Many Arts

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

2001

Awaken the Warrior Within

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

Sheri McGregor, Deb Lee

2000

Pushing Through Our Limits

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, WV

Barbara Feldman, Wendy Lathrop, Blue Heron Martial and Healing Arts

1999

Express Your Power

Brock University

St. Catherines, ON, Canada

Veronica DeSantos, DeSantos Martial Arts Studio

1998

Living the Tradition

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Carol Middleton, DC Self Defense Karate Association

1997

A Time for Growth

SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY

Lea Bancroft, Ginger Burnside

1996

Roots and Renewal

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Pati An

1995

Circle of Strength: The Power of Cooperation 

(offered jointly with PAWMA)

Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

Anne Moon, Deb Cullings, Allyson Appen, Debbie Leung

1994

Traditions

Texas Women's University

Denton, TX

Kim Geary

1993

Stop the Violence – No More Silence

Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Linda Ramzy Ranson

1992

The Mosaic of Women's Power

Haverford College

Haverford, PA

Bobbi Snyder

1991

Bridging the Gap

Loyola University

Chicago, IL

Nancy Lanoue

1990

Albertus Magnus College

New Haven, CT

Bobbi Snyder, Phyllis Drescher

1989

Healing Through Training

Cal Poly University

San Luis Obispo, CA

Coleen Gragen

1988

Woman as Leader

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

Cassandra George, Bobbi Snyder

1987

Freedom to Grow

Kent State University

Kent, OH

Pamela Wren

1986

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Phyllis Drescher

1985

Strength Through Diversity

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

Cassandra George, Bobbi Snyder, Wendi Dragonfire

1984

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro, PA

Bobbi Snyder

1983

Push Beyond Our Limits

Lawrenceville Academy

Lawrenceville, NJ

Roberta Schine

1982

Provincetown, MA

Banshee

1981

Feministic Self Defense

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Joan Nelson

1980

Women in Karate

Suffield Academy

Suffield, CT

Wendi Dragonfire, Valley Women's Martial Arts

1979

Oakland University

Rochester, MI

Jaye Spiro, Mejishi Martial Arts

1978

Mount Holyoke College (?)

Nancy Lehman

1977

Hampshire College

South Hadley, MA

Pat Turney

1976

YWCA Camp

Lake Minnesota, MN

Nancy Lehman, Meechee Dojo

Our History

Martial arts camps began in 1976, organized by NWMAF unless noted otherwise.

Each year the theme changes. Logo designs are created by our members.

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