The Annual Conference:

Teaching the Teacher

Whether you're new to teaching or a seasoned pro, school owner or part-time assistant, the Teaching the Teacher conference is for you. Our conference presenters are women of high skill and deep experience. Like our membership itself, they represent a wide range of martial arts styles, and hold a common desire to share what they know for the betterment of all.

The Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors invites you to take part in this very special opportunity, to:

  • Network with other women who love and teach martial arts.
  • Learn from successful instructors and school owners with decades of experience.
  • Improve your best practices for sustaining your school and adding value for your students.
  • Share your expertise, and support other women in the martial arts and self-defense communities.
  • Relax and be the student instead of the teacher!
  • Applaud your colleagues receiving Rank Promotion or Recognition, or entering the Hall of Fame.


Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake. We hope to see you in 2022!

Location, Location, Location!

The conference is held in the first quarter of each year, at varied locations in the U.S.... but normally in a hotel setting with classroom space, workout space, excellent and reasonably-priced accommodations, and warm weather!

2022 will be a little different. We'll be hybrid, with a select menu of virtual classes for those who are unable to attend in person. Stay tuned for more information.

Next Conference:

Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake, Austin, Texas

February 25-27, 2022 

Registration opens in the fall.

Financial aid will be available.

“It was so fun to get to attend this year. I learned so much and am implementing as we speak. It was great to make more connections and get to know folks more in this intimate environment.
Even if I can’t make it, I am going to make sure to send student teachers every year!"
-Sifu Michele Miller

2021 AWMAI Conference Info

Want to know about the 2021 Virtual Conference?

Click HERE to read the Winter 2021 Newsletter with Instructor Bios and conference info.

Click HERE to read or download a pdf of the 2021 Conference Booklet.

Teaching the Teacher: Be a Presenter

AnaAWMAI actively seeks dynamic presenters for our annual conference. Share your knowledge, skills, experience and vision with a talented group of colleagues! Past topics have included:
  • Skill building for instructors
  • Creating an instructor training program
  • The challenges and joys of teaching children
  • Inventive warm-ups for all ages
  • Sales and marketing tactics to use (or avoid)
  • Taking your student body from 10 to 100 and beyond
  • The ins and outs of opening a school
  • Applying the principles of motor learning
  • Creating dynamic demonstrations
  • Social dynamics within the classroom
  • Recognizing abilities and differences

Classes may take the form of lecture/discussion, or “moving classroom,” where participants practice while they learn.

Applications for 2022 are now being accepted! CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Curious about past sessions? Here is a list of past class titles.

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