A community by and for women in the martial arts
- Do you love martial arts?
- Do you love your art and dream of sharing it with other women?
- Do you want to experience other arts in a supportive learning environment?
- Do you want to further the participation of women and girls in martial arts?
You are in the right place.
The NWMAF is a community of women who, like yourself, train in martial and healing arts. From Aikido to Zujitsu, empty-hand and weapons, self-defense and healing arts, our members span the gamut of women in martial arts.
Like yourself, NWMAF members reap the benefits of practice and study on our health, self-confidence, physical fitness, and stress management. Some of us have been training over four decades, others barely four months. Yet we can all come together and train.
To that end, every summer the NWMAF puts on a Special Training. Over a long weekend, you choose from a variety of classes. Each day brings three or four sessions of about an hour and a half; each session offers several options: a “hard style” class, “soft style” class, mat art, self-defense, and weapons. Expert trainers are chosen, who tailor their teaching for a wide range of students –beginners in any art to other expert teachers in styles very different than theirs.
Take a look around this website, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We are looking forward to meeting you at our next Special Training!
The NWMAF is a collection of remarkable women connected by a common passion. I joined the organization in 2004 and attended my first conference in 2006. Since then, I have discovered the infinite variety of individuals that make up the women in martial arts.
As chair, I have the good fortune to communicate and team up with accomplished women from all over the world. These women have inspired young people to a passion that changes their lives and spreads positive energy like a drop of water in a pond that ripples outward.
I see the positive change martial arts has created in my life and the lives of students I teach.
The vision I have for the NWMAF, is that we continue to fulfill our mission of empowering women through martial arts and self-defense training, by encouraging everyday participation at local schools and training centers.
--Teddie Linder, Chair, December 2013