Join this elite group of women martial artists honored by their colleagues and peers.
A great deal of commitment, dedication, and passion is needed to sustain oneself in a male dominated profession. If you have 30-plus active years as a martial artist, you are eligible to apply. We also encourage you to nominate your instructor, or any colleague who meets the requirements and deserves recognition for her accomplishments.
We value and honor women whose exceptional dedication and longevity in martial arts exemplify the highest potential of every woman and girl. Our annual Hall of Fame Banquet acknowledges and celebrates these women and gives them the recognition they deserve.
|In 2012, Executive Director Zosia Gorbaty and Certification Director Janice Okamoto, with the Board’s approval, created the Hall of Fame as a vehicle to recognize leadership and accomplishment within the world of women martial arts instructors.|
Each applicant must submit:
Upon application approval, a $200 fee will be required. The fee covers induction into the Hall of Fame, a beautiful plaque, one year's membership in AWMAI, and the Hall of Fame Banquet.
Applicants must register and attend the next AWMAI Conference to be honored. AWMAI Hall of Fame Inductees receive a discount for all future AWMAI, Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists (PAWMA), and National Women's Martial Arts Federation (NWMAF) conferences, camps, and special trainings.
Applications must be received by November 30 for presentation at the following year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony.