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NWMAF Honors and Awards

The National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) recognizes and honors women martial artists who have distinguished themselves in their practice and in their community.

Award of Excellence

 

       

Sensei 

Keiko Fukuda

1986

 Professor

Wang Ju Rong

1991

 Master

Wen Mei Yu

1993

 Sensei

Bobbi Snyder

1995

       

 Professor

Helen Carollo

1998

Sensei 

Wendi Dragonfire

2001

Professor

Coleen Gragen

2002 

Master

Bow Sim Mark

2004 

       

 Master

Su Zifang

2007

 Shihan

Linda "Ramzy" Ranson

2010

Master

Wasentha Young

2013 

Sensei

Barb Christensen 

2013

        

Sensei

Jaye Spiro

2015

Shihan

Darlene DeFour

2016

Sensei

Jamie Zimron

2016


Coleen Gragen Award of Inspiration

 

       
 Professor

Coleen Gragen

2002 

Sensei

Karen Brown

2003 

Shihan

Linda "Ramzy" Ranson

2010 

 Sensei

Molly Sacco Hale

2012

       

Sensei/Sifu

Barbara Feldman

2013

 Sensei

Yudit Sidikman

2016

   


Founders' Honors

For women who have made significant contributions to NWMAF over the years.

        

 Nadia Telsey

2010

Jaye Spiro

2012 

Peg Strain

2013

Janet Aalfs

2016

The Awards

Award of Excellence:

For those possessing technical expertise, a remarkable teaching career, inspirational leadership and meaningful contributions to the community.

Coleen Gragen Award of Inspiration:

For NWMAF members who have inspired other women in the martial arts. This award was created in 2001 and formally named in 2002 to honor Professor Coleen Gragen.

Founders' Award:

Honors those who’s contribution is foundational to the spirit and vision of the NWMAF, and who have given that contribution over a significant period of time.

Member of the Year Award:

For women who have made significant contributions to NWMAF during the past year (awardees not listed).

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