Have you ever taken a women’s self defense class? Would you like to? Do you teach martial arts or self defense? Are you looking to network with other women like you?
If these are your questions, you’ve come to the right place for answers.
Since the early 1970’s, the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation has pioneered in the development of self defense instruction, bringing together highly-trained martial artists and women knowledgeable about the issues of violence — enabling them to gain support, share ideas and promote quality programs. We believe that women deserve the highest standards in self defense instructors.
The NWMAF has members across the United States, as well as abroad, who train in martial arts and self defense. We offer a long weekend training camp each summer (Special Training), plus a two-day conference for self-defense teachers just prior to our annual Special Training summer camp. This stimulating retreat is full of networking, skill sharing, and professional development opportunities.
The inspiration behind this is Shihan Linda “Ramzy” Ranson. One day she mentioned that she thought the NWMAF self-defense group should have some venue to regularly share news and trends. This began as a quarterly enews, and is now a blog. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.
Whether you are just starting out or have been teaching self-defense for years, plan to join us! Highly accomplished leaders have volunteered to facilitate workshops and to mentor women who are working towards NWMAF Self-Defense Instructor Certification. All are welcome!