Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors





Are you a female martial arts instructor?

If you want to

  • Network with other women who love and teach martial arts
  • Learn new ways to attract and retain students
  • Improve your best practices for sustaining your school and adding value for your students
Then AWMAI is for you!

Whether you have weeks or decades of teaching experience, the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors welcomes female martial arts instructors, assistant instructors and aspiring instructors of all martial arts styles.  Learn more about membership.

Each year, we hold an annual conference where we gather with friends old and new to learn and share.

At our conference we also recognize women from all styles who have 30 or more years of martial arts experience. Is this you, or one of your martial arts sisters?  Find out more about the 2015 Hall of Fame.

AWMAI also serves its members by publicly recognizing women that have achieved rank promotion in their own style through our rank recognition program. Don't miss the opportunity to have your extended community celebrate your achievements! 

Sometimes marital artists who are progressing as teachers and practitioners are unable to test for rank promotion in their own style. AWMAI offers rank promotion for women who no longer have direct contact with a teacher that is able to test and promote them.


Our Mission: 


To support personal safety,

health, and integrity through

 martial arts and anti-violence instruction.

Our Vision:


Sharing our Knowledge

with the World

For our history and more details, click About AWMAI

Thank you Master Su Zi Fang for the calligraphy which means

"Family of Women Martial Arts Instructors"

Looking to expand your skills, learn new drills, and better pay your school's bills? Join us for our annual conference in
Austin, Texas!

Visit our Conference Page for more info.

Missed the "Early Bird" deadline but still low on funds?  Our generous donors have helped make scholarships available. Apply here Scholarship application. For questions on scholarships, email

Live in or near Austin?  We also have single day rates that include some food.  Check out prices and options

Please help promote this event by downloading and posting this flyer at your school.

Special thanks to the Para Family Foundation

Bronze Level Sponsor of the

2015 AWMAI Conference in Austin, Texas!

Congratulations 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

Left to right: Master Kim Geary, Sifu Restita DeJesus, Sifu Michelle McVadon, Sensei Teru Hendry, Master Didi Goodman, Master Ricky Kay.  Photo by Kerry Kilburn.

Will you be among the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees?  Take a look at the requirements, and consider applying today.

AWMAI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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