NWMAF Certified Self defense instructors

Want to learn self-defense? You've come to the right place! Instructors certified by the National Women's Martial Arts Federation are skilled in both physical and verbal self-defense skills, knowledgeable about violence against women, have strong backgrounds in the martial arts, and support empowerment as a goal of women's self-defense.

 

NWMAF Certified Self Defense Instructors are listed below. Contact them directly for more information on classes and workshops in your area. If your area is not listed here, contact your local rape crisis or sexual assault center, or your local YWCA, for referrals.

instructors in the us

 

California

 

  • Janet Gee
    Janet Gee Martial Arts Training
    PO Box 194145
    San Francisco CA 94119
    Phone: 415-252-7070
    janetgee1@gmail.com

 

District of Colombia (Washington D.C.)

 

 

Illinois

 


 


Maine

 


Maryland

 

 

Massachusetts

 

  • Janet Aalfs
    Sally Johnson Van Wright
    Dorian Gregory
    Valley Women’s Martial Arts, Inc.
    Institute for Healing and Violence Prevention Strategies (VWMA/HAVPS)
    One Cottage Street
    PO Box 1064
    Easthampton MA 01027
    413-527-0101
    jeaalfs7@gmail.com
    http://www.vwma.org

 

Michigan

 

  • Lisa Marie Santi
    Turn of the Tide Martial Arts
    22207 Raven Ave
    Eastpointe MI 48021
    586-771-0002
    bruceleesa77@gmail.com
  • Katy Mattingly, MSW
    University of Michigan
    Violence Prevention in College and Beyond
    selfdefense@umich.edu

 

Minnesota

  • Kore Grate
    Five Elements Martial Arts
    3743 Cedar Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55407
    612-729-7233
    www.femamartialarts.org

 


 

 

 

 


New Mexico



New York

 


Ohio

 

  • Darla Bolon
    Counseling and Consultation Services/Self-Defense for Women
    Columbus, OH
    614-299-0992
    dbolon3@columbus.rr.com
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  • Cheryl Cesta
    Cheryl's Trainings:  Personal Safety/Assault Prevention/Self-Defense for Girls, Women and Special Populations
    PO Box 2327
    Athens, OH  45701
    740-594-7452
    cherylcesta@gmail.com
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  • B.J. Dunn
    Women's Personal Safety
    17184 C.H. 21
    Carey OH 43316
    419-387-7686
    bjkarate@wcnet.org
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  • Nancy Radcliffe
    eMA Self Defense Center
    Columbus, Ohio
    Advocate4vawsurvivors@hotmail.com
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Oregon

 

  • Nadia Telsey
    Breaking Free
    541 Willamette, Suite 206
    Eugene OR 97401
    541-343-5513
    befree@efn.org

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

Rhode Island

 

 

Texas

 

 

Washington

 

 

Wisconsin 

instructors outside the Us

 

Canada

 

  • Patricia Anderson-Fievoli
    Waterloo Kung-Fu Academy
    620 Davenport Road
    Waterloo, ON N2V 2C2
    Telephone: 1.519.574.7646
    patricia.af@rogers.com

Germany

 

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