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Fort Washington United

Fort Washington United: Leading the way in Education, Community Service, and Martial Arts.


Our mission at Fort Washington United is to provide the highest quality academic and martial arts center in the Maryland and D.C. metro area. Fort Washington United has been a hub for in-person tutoring and virtual tutoring since the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have a new on-site black belt from Brazil, who will be the on-site martial arts director and MMA coach. Right now we are preparing for our popular summer camp program! From weather to computer programming and robots, FWU is the best summer camp in D.C.


Besides academics and enrichment, FWU offers challenging martial arts for kids and adults. Whether you are looking for self-defense for you or your kids, FWU is the place to be. We offer boxing/kickboxing, submission grappling, and traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.



Taught over 5000 students (both kids and adults)

Boxing 6+ years of experience

Muay Thai 2+ years of experience

Wrestling 5+ years of experience

Veteran Owned and operated (over 20 years military service)

Jiu-Jitsu 15+ years of experience

Kickboxing 3+ years of experience

Tae Kwon Do 3+ years of experience

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified EMT

Master’s of Arts Degree with Honors

OUr staff



4th Degree Black Belt & Former MMA Fighter

"My son goes to UMAA to their after school program. The coach never misses a day to update us that my son got picked from school, in the van and when they’re in school. We celebrated my son’s 11th birthday at UMAA and the theme was Nerf Blast. The party was a “BLAST” all kids had a great time and the staffs did a “BLAST” job! I highly recommend this school. Not only they love what they do, but they care the well being of their students."

Fairlane U.

"Having a martial arts background myself, I knew what I was looking for in a program for my grandkids. After checking out other local (and not so local) venues, I stopped when I observed a kids's class. Coaches Nelson and Steve were outstanding in their craft, and more importantly to me, how the kids responded. There obviously was a bond and trusting relationship. BONUS: wasn't even considering before/aftercare. Even if martial arts were mediocre (which definitely not), the quality academic tutoring and homework help in itself would be worth the price of admission! Did I say I LOVE this program? Did I say both kids usually ask to stay after class so they can "fight"  their coach some more?"

Henry R.

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