Giving back to our community.

We strongly believe that tying charity work to our martial arts training is vital to the type of martial artist we produce—well-rounded individuals who are shining examples of good citizenship, students who earn great grades in school, children who listen and are respectful to mom and dad.

For this reason, and in order to give back to our community, we regularly conduct a number of charity events, in addition to donating trial programs and uniforms to support local fundraisers. Because most of our students are between the ages of 4 and 15, we frequently choose to work with organizations that support children, so that our kids are able to help other kids.


Some events include:

  • Honduras Shoe Drive
  • Back to School Supply Drive for Arlington County Public Schools
  • 2007 Cereal Drive for Arlington Food Assistance Center collecting over 500 boxes
  • Kick-A-Thon for Leukemia Lymphoma Society raising nearly $15,000
  • UNICEF Drive
  • Book Drive for the Reading Connection and Reach Out and Read
  • Silent Auction and Donations for the American Diabetes Association
  • Sponsor of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program providing toys and clothing to over 100 needy children in Arlington during the 2008 Holiday Season
  • 2009 Cereal Drive for Arlington Food Assistance Center collecting over 1500 boxes
  • 2009 Coat Drive collecting over 500 coats distributed to various agencies in Arlington County
  • Haiti Relief Effort collecting needed supplies for a local organization to ship to Haiti
  • Collected over 1100 pounds of candy “treats” (as well as magazines, cards, etc.) for “Treats for Our Troops” in November 2010
  • 2010 Sponsor of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program providing toys and clothing to over 100 needy children in Arlington during the Holiday Season
  • 2011 Cereal Drive for Arlington Food Assistance Center collecting over 2000 boxes (a record for AFAC!)
  • 2011 Toys for Tots Program collecting new toys/books for the Holiday Season
  • 2012 Sponsor of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program providing toys and clothing to over 200 needy children in Arlington during the Holiday Season
  • 2013 Sponsor of a “Books for America” book drive where we collected 2090 books. Special thanks to the Verderame Family for leading and coordinating this initiative!
  • 2013 Sponsor of Greenbrier Learning Center for the Holiday Season.  Collected more than enough gifts for all 78 scholars in just 4 days!
  • 2014 sponsor of a “Books for America” book drive where we collected 2768 books! Special thanks to the Verderame Family for leading and coordinating this initiative!
  • 2014 Sponsor of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program providing toys and clothing to 200 needy children in Arlington during the Holiday Season!