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’s core beliefs are to instill an exceptional and well-balanced student with our ethos 'mind, body and spirit’ on the forefront.
Whether you are looking for self-defense for you or your kids, FWU is the place to be. We offer a challenging martial arts program for kids and adults in boxing/kickboxing, submission grappling, and traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Currently, we are preparing for our popular summer camp program! From personal finance to computer programming and robots, FWU is the best summer camp in D.C.
Come and be a part of the strong and the elite!
WHY CHOOSE FORT WASHINGTON UNITED?
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 (+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
Head Tutor/Summer Camp Director
Senior Black Belt
Daytime On-Site Manager
Office Manager/Social Media Manager
"I took my son and his next door neighbor to "Get Air" for some jump time. While there, he befriended a kid much bigger than him. After a while, the bigger kid started getting rough with the neighbor. He began to really bully them by forcefully shoving them down.... MY SON'S 3 YEARS OF FORT WASHINGTON TRAINING KICKED IN! He used hand to hand control and then took him down, and then mounted. It was instinctive and I'm not sure he even realized it at the time... Thank you again to Coach Charles, Coach Jason, Coach Steve, and all the coaches and staff."
- Willie H.
"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.
"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.
"I just wanted to say thank you to the whole FWU team for everything this summer camp week. My child looooooved camp and had such a great time! Thank you for all you do for our kiddos."
- Felicia B.