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

We welcome all women and girls including individuals who are transgender, non-binary or self-identify as female. We aim to make our training spaces as accessible and inclusive as possible for our diverse community. Please contact us if you are wondering if this is a good program for you or your youth. 

Camp 2023

Cultivating Your/Our Path


Save the date!

September 8-11, Friday-Monday

Camp Colman 

Longbranch, Washington


We are jazzed to be putting an amazing camp together for you. Martial arts goodness, right on the shoreline! Applications for artists to submit logo ideas for this year's theme will be collected through the end of April and can be found here.

Teacher applications are open through May 15 and can be found here.

There are a lot of creative teachers and artists in our community - we can't wait to see what you have to contribute!





photo by Robin Dahlberg

Camp 2022: Reclaiming Our Fire
October 13-16

Thank you all for making our return to in-person training such a wonderful experience! We appreciate each and every one of you for supporting our brilliant teachers, for asking board members countless times how you could help, for caring for each other and keeping us all safe and healthy, and for staying present and training hard together. We are so lucky to have spent such special time with you, our wonderful community!


Check out our events page to see the 2022 Teachers and Classes.


Black Lives Matter Conversation

Our nation is engaging in conversations that need to be had about how Black Americans face disproportionate violence at the hands of police, a disproportionate rate of incarceration, and systematic racism that prevents access to resources. Below are listed ways that you can help with or without donating money.

This list is sourced from submissions from our PAWMA community and compiled by our newsletter editor. It is, of course, incomplete—we invite you to continue the conversation by sharing resources and reactions in your training communities and in our social justice programming at this year’s camp!

  • The Bail Project: National revolving fund that battles mass incarceration
  • Black Lives Matter: International organization with a mission to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
    Three women founded #BlackLivesMatter in 2013 as a response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer.

  • NAAACP (@NAACP)

  • The Conscious Kid (@TheCosnciousKID)

  • Showing up for Racial Justice (@showingupforracialjustice)

  • SURJ is a national network of groups & individuals organizing white people for racial justice.

  • Families belong together (@fams2gether)

  • Sistersong (@sistersong_woc)

  • Carenotcops campaign (@carenotcopspdx)

  • Mpd_150 (@MPD_150)

  • Campaign zero (@campaignzero)

More Education and Action Resources »

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