Become a Member
All women (cis and trans), gender-nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming individuals are welcome regardless of lifestyle, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, class, age, or physical condition.
Martial Arts, Self-Defense, and Healing Arts practitioners from all over the world have unparalleled opportunities for training, mentorship, and support as part of our community.
Whether you are a white belt or a grandmaster, a student of mindfulness or a yogi, a self-defense enthusiast or a seasoned instructor, you belong here!
Sustaining Memberships now available!
Learn more about sustaining memberships
Become an Ally
Allies can provide a membership or conference opportunity for someone who might not otherwise be able to join or attend, make a donation in honor of a practitioner, or support NWMAF in general.
Becoming an Ally is an ideal way for cis-gendered men, or anyone else, to show their support for our community and programming. Become an Ally today!Donate
- Free monthly online training webinars, giving you access to leading practitioners in martial arts, healing arts, and self-defense, from the comfort of your home or school
- A private member directory, connecting you to our community’s practitioners across the globe
- Members-only Facebook group, where you can get immediate help, support, and encouragement for your own personal practice or your school or business
- Mentorship opportunities for both aspiring and advanced instructors and business owners
- Empowerment Self-Defense Instructor certification, credentialing your instruction through the originators of the Empowerment Self-Defense movement
- Discounted tuition for our annual NWMAF Conference, including skills classes in all three “pillars” of our organization–martial arts, healing arts, and self-defense, opportunities for networking, martial demonstration/performance, a business and service expo, and professional photography to help promote yourself or your business
Introducing Sustaining Memberships!
Become a sustaining member and we’ll send you some exclusive thank-you gifts to show our appreciation.
These special items will not be available in the NWMAF store.