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 Sh*to-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.

From our friends over at Discovery!! Anyone else feel like this?!?

Who’s feeling this? 🙋‍♀️

Check out our new lower prices for Summer Camp! All inclusive summer camp which means AWESOME daily field trips are included in the price!

Check out the photos from the Black Belt test this past weekend! 8 deserving students worked their way through rigorous training and testing to complete the requirements needed to become Sho Dan and Sho Dan Ho. Congratulations!

Everyone worked hard completing the requirements for their black belt!

Black Belt Test 2019

Everyone worked hard completing the requirements for their black belt!

Everyone worked hard completing the requirements for their black belt!

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Summer Camp Referral Special - Get up to $100 off

Bring a friend with you to summer camp and receive a discount for either After School or camp for next year. What a better way to enjoy summer....kids bring their friends and parents SAVE!!!!

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Congratulations to the new Discovery PTO board!! We love our Trailblazer family and looking forward to the year ahead!!!

Please join us in welcoming our 2019-2020 Discovery PTO. From left to right -Vice President of Sponsorship Connie Martin, Secretary Jocelyn Murray, Co-Presidents Kristin Stephens & Erin Sullivan and Treasurer Shantanu Namjoshi.

We are so excited to have them on board!

Have your child make the most of their break from school with Williams After School Programs Summer Camp! Each session has its own theme of of exciting field trips and activities.

Enroll today to save $20 per week with our 5 Week Session package totaling to $189/week.

Happy Mother’s Day from WMAF! Thanks for sharing your babies with us each and every day!

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We have been celebrating Mother’s Day all week! Check back tomorrow for a special Mother’s Day surprise!

We have been celebrating Mother’s Day all week! Check back tomorrow for a special Mother’s Day surprise!

Williams Martial Arts and Fitness

We enjoyed bringing breakfast to our favorite teachers at Discovery Elementary! Thank for teaching our students everyday!! We appreciate all you do!

Beautiful breakfast cart bought to you by Williams Martial Arts & Fitness and our amazing volunteers! Thank you!

Our very own Ben Elmore won first place from the Virginia PTA for his artwork and interpretation of the word determination as a “hero”! Great job Ben!!!!

Every kid healthy week! Today we talked about ways to stay germ free! First up...handwashing!

The Well-Balanced Teacher

Excellent article about how simple changes to our language can teach them to value the job they did instead of the value placed on it by others. Pick one of the 5 things what do you notice about your child as you make said language changes?

Here's a follow-up to my last post. One of the ways we accidentally slide into teacher-centric (or parent-centric) language is by praising too much (and for the wrong reasons...and in the wrong ways). We can do better.

[04/22/19]   WMAF is hosting the Karate Spring Invitational & Loudoun Interfaith Food Drive on May 5th. Sign your child up for the tournament today for a great experience!

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Outdoor Lessons Double Students' Attention Span, Study Finds

“...research has shown natural, green environments reduce aggression and ADHD symptoms while promoting academic achievement”

returntonow.net Teachers were able to teach twice as long without interruption after a lesson taught outdoors A growing body of research indicates there are numerous benefits to increasing the amount of time school children spend outdoors. It improves their academic scores, mental health and physical health. Follow...

Spring has been a blast with field trips to Clemyjontri Park, Bunny Bonanza and the Air & Space Museum!

Spring Break camp is kicking off to great start with kids making their own “Frog Blower” Games! Check it out!!

Spring Break Starts Monday! Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Camp!

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.

Promotions - March 2, 2019

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.

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