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Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists

Uniting and empowering a diverse community
of women and girls in the martial arts.

Be part of an active community of women martial artists.

Tri-Alliance Gathering 2016


July 20-24, 2016
North Central College, Naperville IL

An historic gathering of the members of three dynamic organizations.

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A deposit of $100 guarantees your spot at the Gathering. Be among the first to hear of developments as they happen.

Now accepting trainer and presenter applications.

Apply to Be a Trainer or Presenter

Application deadline Feb 29, notification of acceptance Mar 31.

Share your knowledge and experience with your fellow women martial artists. All styles encouraged.

146 women and girls attended PAWMA Camp 2015

Wonder Women Sharing Our Powers!

August 14-17, 2015 at YMCA Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek, California

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A SUPER time was had by all.

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Shake Out Your Superhero Cape for PAWMA Camp 2015

Sonya Richardson
PAWMA 2015 Board President
Head Instructor, Executive Director Hand to Hand Kajukenbo•Self Defense Center

Summer is just around the bend and along with days of sunshine come blockbuster action films. I have no doubt that all of us could display our daily real-time heroic acts right alongside the Avengers. Keeping public school teachers and parents in mind, we gather in mid-August this year. It’s time: shake out your cape and get ready to fly, run or swim like a torpedo to Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek, California.

Set amongst majestic redwoods, Camp Campbell is sure to offer the best of nature’s aromatherapy and respite to any Wonder Woman needing recharging. The trees will make phenomenal back-up singers on karaoke night, and some of you will be housed “among” them in the beautiful treetop cabins. Our t-shirts will be brown this year, nodding to the rich earth we will stand on.

Hands down, the BEST thing about PAWMA camp is that it is fantastic. REALLY, every single year I’ve gone, which has been over twenty now, has been phenomenal. Each event is a family reunion AND an incredible new adventure. Every year I am reminded that Wonderful Women (new training partners and the instructors) and I share a common bond as well as tremendous individual gifts that foster each other’s growth. So…what is your secret or not so secret power?

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Upcoming events

09 Jun 2016 (PDT) • Suigetsu Dojo West, Placerville, CA
20 Jul 2016 (PDT) • Naperville IL

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Are you a woman or girl training in the martial arts? Do you want to support women and girls training in the martial arts?

Do you enjoy experiencing other martial arts, and sharing your own?

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Are you moving and looking for a school or teacher in your new location?

Are you a beginning student
and want to experience a variety of styles before you settle on one?

Are you an advanced student and want to reinvigorate your training or train with other master teachers?

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At PAWMA, we believe that the martial arts have special value for women, whether pursued for self-expression, self-protection, spirituality, or physical health. We are committed to encouraging women and girls to train, and to promoting an atmosphere of respect and support for women martial artists of all styles. Membership is open to everyone who supports the full and active participation of women in the martial arts.

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