Williams Martial Arts and Fitness

Williams Martial Arts & Fitness promotes excellence and success in each individual by providing the highest quality Martial Arts and Fitness Training in a disciplined and professional environment. WMAF operates a Shito-Ryu Karate dojo in Ashburn, VA.

Williams Martial Arts & Fitness provide After School care, karate classes year round for all ages and skill levels, and active summer camps.

Big Truck Day was a blast amongst campers! The event staff was thrilled to have such a well behaved group! Way to go WMAF campers!!!

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6 reasons children need to play outside - Harvard Health Blog

A quick easy read about the importance of outdoor play...all great stuff to keep in mind now that the weather is nicer.

health.harvard.edu From higher-level brain development to socialization, to vitamin D production and fitness, there are many reasons children need to spend time outside.

Art in the park today at camp! Such a fun experience with the kids!

A gorgeous afternoon called for pickup games of soccer and basketball along with some good old fashioned side walk chalk! We have serious athletes on our hands at WMAF!

Women’s history month is in full swing at WMAF as we learn about historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Harriet Tubman to activists like Georgie Badiel, who strive to bring clean drinking water to villages in Africa.

We enjoyed seeing members both past and present at the Discovery PTO Volleyball game tonight!

Just a reminder preregistration for the 2019-2020 after school year is due by April 1st...freeze your current rate and no registration fee for next year! We are excited for you and our child to be part of our family!

[03/19/19]   We are looking for responsible, reliable people who love children! Responsibilities include transporting children in a 15 passenger van from Ashburn area schools to the facility, supervising homework, supervising group games, and working directly with children. Must have a good command of the English language. Hours are flexible but range from 1:45-6:00 PM. Salary will be based on experience and education level. We will accept applicants for just counselor or just driving (hours 1:45 - 4 PM). Drivers must have a good driving record, submit a driving record from DMV.

Leprechaun magic was in the air this week!

Per the article posted on Sunday “When kids are young, they need toys that make them social and that encourage relationships. They also need toys that help their develop their language, their social skills...” Look like are afterschoolers are developing their relationships, social and creative skills!

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Pediatricians Say Kids Need Simple Toys, Not iPads And Electronics

Pediatricians are recommending that the best toys are those that “go back to basics.” In addition, the focus is moving away from toys that are “educational” to simple play based toys that encourage creative and imaginative play which promotes a child’s social and emotional development. Further supporting studies that state children learn best through play. A great read and we are happy to see healthcare providers standing behind the research.

scarymommy.com The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a statement that explains why basic toys like blocks are healthier for kids than gadgets and screens.

Did you know that our afterschoolers are read aloud to each day for 10 to 15 minutes? This week we have been doing an author study and reading books by author Jan Brett.

Afterschool and Karate Promotions

Afterschool and Karate Promotions

Cameras flashed and smiles were ear to ear as nearly 65 kiddos promoted yesterday in our promotion ceremony! Check back tomorrow for more pictures of your little one getting their next belt!

Share your thoughts on this! Is this something you could ever imagine happening in the US?

Finally, some adults with brains.

After reading “Bartholomew and Oobleck” we made our own Oobleck aka slime!! We learned how the boric acid in the contact solution works as an activator in turning the glue into slime. Who knew that Dr. Seuss could teach is about science too?!?

[02/28/19]   We're hiring! Apply now.

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Study Shows Students Learn Better When They Take Handwritten Notes

Interesting read, especially now that most of our students have Chrome books. The benefits of taking longhand notes still outweighs the benefits of typing them.

bhg.com Scientists make a case for good ol’ pen and paper.

“Put Me In The Zoo”....These “zoo” kids rocked this project today! And had on their best listening ears to the story! But like all zoos...there is always one monkey...can you find her in the photos? Like here if you spot her!😉😊

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so...get on your way!”
- Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go

This week we celebrate the life and birthday of Dr. Seuss! Monday we began by reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go and creating hot air balloons using paint and Q-tips. The “dot dot” style of painting is called pointillism, one we learned about back in January during art week! Oh, the things we learn!

Snow doesn’t hold us back! Playing in the park before watching “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

[02/21/19]   Karate classes are on tonight!

[02/21/19]   LCPS just announced school is canceled. We'll have camp for the first 20 people who register. We open @ 7:30 AM.

[02/20/19]   Federal government is now closed. Due to lack of participation, we will not have camp. WMAF will be closed. Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay safe!

[02/19/19]   LCPS is closed tomorrow, 2/20. We will have camp for the first 20 people who register. Due to icy road conditions, we will be closing at 5 PM. Bring lunch, snack & clothes to play in the snow! There are no evening karate classes.

Final call! President's Day Camp, Monday, February 18th. Be sure to register today to get your child a spot in our active camp!

Thank you for coming out to help us celebration our 29th Anniversary!  You can see the joy on childrens faces as they jumped in the moon bounce, broke a board, strummed a guitar, made a snow flake, played with their balloon creation and displayed the work of art that was painted on their face.  Congratulations to William Fan for winning one week of Summer Camp!  We will see everyone agian next year!

Thank you for coming out to help us celebration our 29th Anniversary! You can see the joy on childrens faces as they jumped in the moon bounce, broke a board, strummed a guitar, made a snow flake, played with their balloon creation and displayed the work of art that was painted on their face. Congratulations to William Fan for winning one week of Summer Camp! We will see everyone agian next year!

[02/01/19]   LCPS is closed. We will be open for camp. We'll take the first 20 people who register via email, text or respond to this FB post. We are open at 7:30 AM. Cost is $35.

LCPS is closed tomorrow. We will have camp for the first 20 children who register via text, email or this FB post.
Evening karate classes are canceled.

[01/30/19]   LCPS is closed tomorrow. We will be open for a day camp. We will take the first 20 people who respond to our email, text or this Facebook post. We open at 7:30 AM. Cost is $35. There is no evening Karate classes.

LCPS has early dismissal today. We will pick up the children and bring them to the facility. We ask that children be picked up early so our staff can get home safely. Drive carefully!
Evening karate classes are canceled tonight.

We will be closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Day. #mlk

After a hour of a friendly competition on our obstacle course, children headed off to complete our Winter Scavenger Hunt.

Creative minds built a snowman out of laundry baskets and an igloo out of Jenga blocks. Then off to discover interesting facts such as, “What is the name of the Marine Memorial?” and “When did Shihan earn his first black belt?”

Who says fitness and education can’t be fun?!

What to do when school is closed and there is almost a foot of snow outside? Games, play in the snow, and then warm up with hot chocolate and a movie!

It's official - LCPS is closed tomorrow, Monday, January 14th! We will be open at 7:30 AM. Bring clothes for playing in the snow and a hearty lunch! If you registered earlier today and we confirmed your spot, there is no need to respond again. Hurry - we have only 6 spots left!

As a reminder of our new inclement weather policy, should LCPS be closed, WMAF will be open (we do reserve the right to be closed should road conditions be too hazardous). Cost will be $35. We will open at 7:30 AM. We will take the first 20 people who notify us via email, text or respond to a FB post.

You can let us know now if you are going to need our services should school be closed tomorrow, January 14, 2019..

Enjoy the snow and stay warm!

Help us celebrate our 29th Anniversary - Saturday, January 26th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM!
This kid friendly event will have such fun activities as moon bounce, board breaking, face painting, balloon animals, refreshments, prizes and more! We will also have specials for After School 2019-20 and Summer Camp 2019; available that day only! Bring the whole family and friends!

School is out again?! Teacher workday is Friday, January 18th. Register your child by this Friday, January 11th, and save $10!

An example of the fun we have with STEAM in our after school program! Children voted on what worked faster-water at room temperature, warm or hot. What’s your vote?
Looking forward to more fun in 2019!

What was popular in the 70’s and 90’s is back - rollerskating! Many of our campers had never skated before and did a great job yesterday. Tomorrow’s camp? Swimming! #activecamps #winterbreakcamp

A full day at camp yesterday - making gingerbread houses, seeing “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather at
a local park. #wintercamp

Just a reminder there are no karate classes during winter break, Friday, December 21 - January 1. There will be limited administrative office hours during our Winter Camps. Offices will be closed Monday - Tuesday, December 24-25 & December 31 - January 1.

There's no school, children are saying they are bored, what to do? Camp! Check it out:
Friday, 12/21: Movie, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Wednesday, 12/26: Rollerskating
Thursday. 12/27: Libray and Ci Ci's
Friday, 12/28: Air & Space Museum

Purchasing tickets Wednesday, so don't delay on registering!

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Winter break is fast approaching! Last day of school is Thursday, 12/20. Register your child for our fun day camps, 12/21 & 12/26/-12/28. When you register today, you save up to $40!

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43930 Farmwell Hunt Plz, Ste 126
Ashburn, VA
20147

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Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
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