There has been an annual conference most years since 1976. Every year we look for dynamic individuals who would like to share their passion, skills, and knowledge in a supportive and energetic learning environment.We asked 2019 "Be Brave" participants what classes and topics they'd like to see at future events. Take a look! Can you teach any of them?
We are also particularly seeking "crossover" classes, designed to teach participants how to carry skills from one of our three branches (martial arts, healing arts, or self-defense) into their practice in another branch. Do you know someone in another branch? Would they like to teach a crossover workshop with you??
Our 2021 application is CLOSED! Thanks to all this year's applicants.
Please review our Trainer Selection document before applying, to ensure that you meet eligibility requirements and understand the expectations. If you'd prefer to volunteer to lead a morning or evening workout rather than a 90-minute class, watch your email—that application process will open in early spring.
To promote the fullest possible participation we seek not only trainers who are excellent instructors, but also trainers who embody the spirit of inclusivity and social justice on which this conference (and the organization) is based. We must also do our best to ensure that the benefits of training/presenting at NWMAF events are available to the widest possible range of instructors. In order to assist us in selecting a well-balanced and diverse group of trainers, we ask that you fill out the application as fully as possible.