National Women's
Martial Arts Federation

Annual Conference

Click here for information about our 2022 conference!

Our signature event is a multi-style training camp and professional self-defense instruction conference, held every summer, usually at a different college campus every year. Attendees come from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond. We come:

  • to grow, share our passion, and develop our skills
  • to train with partners that match us in skill, size, strength, or temperament.
  • to participate in a community that has been sustaining us for over 40 years.

Classes for Young Martial Artists and Teens

Attendees ages 6 and up are welcome! We offer a multi-generational training experience.

Many classes are open to all ages, while others are specifically designed for Young Martial Artists (ages 6-12)  and/or Teens (ages 13-18).  Our young students often design a demonstration for the performance on Saturday night.

(Attendees 12 and under must be accompanied to classes by a guardian.)

Super Saturday  

Most classes on Saturday are open to all genders. Check out some all-star classes, shop (or sell!) at our bazaar, and come watch our members demonstrate their skills and talents at the close-out performance (free and open to the public). Super, indeed!

(Attendees 12 and under must be accompanied to classes by a guardian.)

Self-Defense Empowerment Model Course

Take all or part of this comprehensive series of skill-building self-defense classes, taught by NWMAF-certified self-defense instructors.  Learn how to escape grabs, fight from the ground, defend against weapons, and much more. No experience necessary!

If you're interested in teaching self-defense, there are plenty of classes designed for self-defense instructors.


Instructors are selected from among the best martial artists around the world.  Many have decades of experience and all are committed to teaching excellence.

Arlene Limas


There's something for all ages, all skill levels, and all exertion levels, whether your focus is martial arts, self-defense, healing arts, or all of the above!


Apart from amazing classes, camp offers:

  • Showcase performance of attendees' skills - open to the public! (See the video clip below for a sample.)
  • Bazaar where attendees sell and display t-shirts, martial arts gear, artwork, and more.
  • Member social events and a variety of organized meetings.

2016: Sensei Delina Fuchs & Sensei Nerissa Freeman Demonstrate select Danzan Ryu Jujitsu techniques -- performed first slowly, then quickly in Naperville, Illinois at the gathering of the three women's martial arts organizations, AWMAI, PAWMA, & NWMAF. Enjoy with the volume up.

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