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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

Member Benefits

  • 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.

All Member Benefits PLUS:
NWMAF winter beanie with embroidered logo
All Member Benefits PLUS
NWMAF winter beanie with embroidered logo
Stainless steel hot/cold thermos with laser-etched NWMAF logo
Gear bag with embroidered NWMAF logo
All Member Benefits PLUS:
NWMAF winter beanie with embroidered logo
Stainless steel hot/cold thermos with laser-etched NWMAF logo
Gear bag with embroidered NWMAF logo
Adidas tricot NWMAF logo jacket

Regular Memberships

Adult
Voting rights in the organization
Access to the membership directory
Free monthly online trainings
Access to the members-only Facebook group
Discounted conference tuition
Discounted merchandise in our shop
Youth
Participation in special Youth Leadership Program
Free monthly online trainings
Access to the members-only Facebook group (if age 13+)
Discounted conference tuition
Discounted merchandise in our shop