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Women's Martial Arts Special Training and Self-Defense Instruction Conference 2014

  • Wed, July 16, 2014
  • Sun, July 20, 2014
  • North Central College - Naperville, Illinois (just outside Chicago)

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Non-members pay $100 surcharge. Membership ranges from $70 (international) to $10 (students), with adults in the United States paying $60, so membership represents approximately a $40 savings, plus the benefits of membership. Become a member before registering at http://nwmaf.org/join

Registration is closed


For Women and Girls, and for Super Saturday only, Male Allies from Affiliated Schools.

Download the General Flyer or the flyer just for Young Martial Artists and post it in your school!

 

Not yet a member of the NWMAF?  Join before you register to get the $100 non-member fee waived!

Early Program 

All day Wednesday and Thursday morning.

State-of-the-art Self-Defense and Violence Prevention Education Panels, Workshops,  Lectures,  Movement-Based Classes, and More!

We welcome all women self-defense instructors (new and veteran),  social workers, educators, activists, and all who are interested in  empowerment-based self-defense and a social justice approach to violence  prevention.


Main Program

Thursday afternoon - Sunday morning

More self-defense/violence prevention classes, healing arts, and all kinds of martial arts: weapons, empty hand, sportive, mat arts, health-focused, energy-based.

Classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners. We welcome all who see to deepen their understanding of their own art while exploring related martial art practices in a welcoming, respectful environment.


The Young Martial Artists Program (YMA)

A full track of fun, safe empowering classes for girls (age 6 & up) and young teens. Older teens may attend YMA classes and are also welcome to participate in adult main program classes. 


All conference participants who are under age 18 must either have a parent or assigned adult supervisor on campus with them. Families with kids and school groups who intend to bring young children are strongly encouraged to register for the upgrade of town home accommodations instead of the basic dormitory housing. Town homes offer suites with private baths, kitchenettes and private common areas and hold up to 5 people per suite, and are available for $10 more per night.   


Camp T-Shirt
You'll definitely want to order a camp shirt or two with your registration.  Check out this year's shirt!

Super Saturday 

Get a taste of our PeaceWorks conference by registering for Super Saturday, a 1-day training option for women and male allies from affiliated schools. The day includes three 1.5 hour workshops (mid-morning to late afternoon) with several choices offered in each timeslot AND lunch and dinner. After dinner, enjoy the Art with Heart martial arts performance by trainers, senior practitioners, award recipents and school demo teams as our guest. End the evening shopping at the bazaar and relaxing with new and old friends at the social / dance.



Early Program Only
$175 December 1 - March 15 - Early Bird 
$195 March 16 - June 15
$220 June 16 - July 10

Prices quoted above are membership rates -- non-members add $100.  Join now and get the $100 non-member fee waived! (link opens in new window -- return and finish your registration when you're done joining).

These fees include tuition, standard dormitory housing Wed night (double occupancy) and Meals starting with breakfast Wednesday and ending with lunch Thursday

Early Program Only - Commuter
$150 December 1 - March 15 - Early Bird
$165 March 16 - June 15
$185 June 16 - July 10

Prices quoted above are membership rates -- non-members add $100.  Join now and get the $100 non-member fee waived! (link opens in new window -- return and finish your registration when you're done joining).

 These fees include tuition and meals.
 
Main Program Only
Thursday - Sunday
$399 December 1- March 15 – Early Bird
$425 March 16 – June 15
$460 June 16 – July 10

Full time students, ages 6-25 are eligible for a $30 discount on the tuition, room & meals pricing listed above.


Prices quoted above are membership rates -- non-members add $100.  Join now and get the $100 non-member fee waived! (link opens in new window -- return and finish your registration when you're done joining).


These fees include Tuition for all classes following the Main Program orientation through Sunday morning; standard dormitory housing Thursday through Saturday; and Meals beginning Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.

 
Main Program Only - Commuter
Thursday - Sunday 
$295 December 1 - March 15 - Early Bird
$325 March 16 - June 15
$350 June 16 - July 10


Prices quoted above are membership rates -- non-members add $100.  Join now and get the $100 non-member fee waived! (link opens in new window -- return and finish your registration when you're done joining).


These fees include Tuition for all classes following the Main Program orientation through Sunday morning and Meals beginning Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch.


Both Programs
Wednesday - Sunday
$565 December 1- March 15 – Early Bird
$595 March 16 – June 15
$645 June 16 – July 10

Prices quoted above are membership rates -- non-members add $100.  Join now and get the $100 non-member fee waived! (link opens in new window -- return and finish your registration when you're done joining).

These fees include tuition for all classes; standard dormitory housing Wednesday through Saturday; and meals beginning Wednesday breakfast through Sunday lunch.
 
Both Programs - Commuter Option
Wednesday - Sunday
$400 December 1- March 15 – Early Bird
$450 March 16 – June 15
$495 June 16 – July 10

Prices quoted above are membership rates -- non-members add $100.  Join now and get the $100 non-member fee waived! (link opens in new window -- return and finish your registration when you're done joining).

These fees include tuition for all classes and meals beginning Wednesday breakfast through Sunday lunch.
 
Early Arrival
Want to get in a day early to settle in?  Tuesday arrival is available for the Early Program ($40, no meals provided), and Wednesday arrival is available for the Main Program ($65, includes dinner Wednesday evening).

Housing and Dining
Housing
Three options are available:
  • Standard Housing in the Residential Hall/Recreation Building  - Dormitory style, double room occupancy, in the same building where most classes will be held
  • Schneller Residence Hall Town Homes -- Each accommodates 3-5 people and includes a shared bath (two baths for the five-person unit), kitchenette with a mini refrigerator and stove top and a common area but the kitchenettes and common areas are not furnished. There is an additional charge of $5/night for this upgraded housing.  This is a short walk from the Residential Hall/Recreation Building where most classes will be held.
  • Single Rooms -- $20 additional charge per night for this upgrade
All accommodations are air conditioned; linens are included at no extra cost. Wi-fi is also offered in all rooms.  We will do our best to house you near and with the women you indicate on your registration form.  Check out the map showing the location of housing, and this document about the town homes.

Dining: Meals will be served in the campus cafeteria, a 5-minute walk from the classroom and dormitory spaces. Please indicate food limitations / preferences on your registration form in the space provided so we can talk with the North Central College staff about our food needs before the conference begins.

Saturday Evening Martial Arts Performance, Bazaar and Dance / Social 

A beloved part of NWMAF’s annual conference is the entertainment, shopping and socializing that happens on Saturday evening. This year, the fun will begin with Art with Heart, a thrilling performance by conference trainers, senior practitioners and interested groups from attending schools. The show will be in beautiful Wentz Concert Hall featuring comfortable, theater style seating. It is free to all PeaceWorks conference attendees, including those who are registered for Super Saturday only.

After the show, NWMAF member vendors will be selling a wide array of martial arts and self-defense related books, dvds, practice weapons, clothing, art and much, much more at a bazaar in the lobby outside the theater while the dance / social is going on in an adjacent space.


Reserving Vendor Tables for the Bazaar 

If you wish to be a vendor, you may reserve a table when you register.

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