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NWMAF’s Signature Annual Conference – July 16th – 25th

This year, due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, our signature multi-style training camp and professional self-defense instruction conference will be held 100% online. And because of that format, we are allowing male allies to register as well! (This year only!) If a class is gender-restricted, it will say so in the description.

Register now!

Check out the schedule

  • Login info will be sent out to all registrants on Wednesday, July 21. Check your junk mail!
  • The schedule at the link above is the most up-to-date – trust it over other sources.
  • If you can’t attend the classes live, you may still register in order to get access to the recordings later. Registration will be open through the end of the month.


Sweeps and kicks, short sticks and long staffs, partner sparring and hitting pads–these are just a few of the martial arts classes you can choose from. At this year’s conference, practitioners of every rank and art will learn something new and have fun doing it. Whether you’re training for competition or personal performance or hoping to gather a team or start a class of your own, you won’t want to miss these sessions.

Learn more about Martial Arts at We Persist


We Persist NWMAF 2021 Conference will feature numerous Empowerment Self-Defense (ESD) offerings for self-defense instructors and those interested in certification and also welcomes self-defense students, martial artists, and healing arts practitioners to any and all of the ESD sessions. This year the Model Course (required for NWMAF Self-Defense Instructor certification) will consist of an ESD Model Workshop and debriefing session offered on July 18 plus three additional programs that participants can choose from an array of programs offered over the course of the We Persist conference.

Read more about the ESD offerings at We Persist


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From sore muscles to childhood trauma, we all need healing. NWMAF members practice tai chi, yoga, traditional Chinese medicine, and more! This year we are pleased to offer classes in yoga and mindfulness, tension and stress release, qi gong, meditation and fear, and body alignment.


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Classes and social activities designed especially for youth (age 6+) and teens. We are excited to welcome the next generation of NWMAF!


Among the most experienced and knowledgeable in their fields, our instructors are committed to teaching excellence and to ensuring all students have amazing experiences.

Learn about our amazing Instructors