Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy Expands to Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital DC Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy-- popularly known as MAFA-- announced today that they have completed a move to a new and larger facility within Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on Capitol Hill in SE Washington, DC. Washington, DC (I- Newswire) April 07, 2012 - Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy-- popularly known as MAFA-announced today that they have completed a move to a new and larger facility on Capitol Hill in SE Washington, DC. The move answers the need for more space, for this growing Hill enterprise. As of Friday April 6, 2012, all MAFA classes and programs for women and for children, are being held in the new MAFA studio within Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, located at 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC. "Nothing 'old' about these new state of the art facilities," says Coach Rita Floyd, owner and lead trainer at MAFA. She is referring to extensive renovations that were completed in 2011 on this historic Capitol Hill landmark. Hill Center Executive Director Diana Ingraham commented, "We are very excited about MAFA's arrival at the Hill Center. We are all about community- building and love to offer area residents opportunities to get involved in new and different things when they walk through our doors. MAFA is a great fit and we are thrilled that they are here!" MAFA opened its doors late in 2010 as the first-- and still only-- Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness center exclusively for women and for children in DC and also in the world. "Most mixed martial arts and self- defense classes for women, or for children, are add- ons at facilities that cater primarily to a male clientele," says Floyd. "That just doesn't appeal to a lot of women-- for themselves, or for their children." MAFA was started by women for women and that remains unique in the world of things like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai Boxing, mixed martial arts, selfdefense, and even many yoga and weight loss- nutrition programs. Students at MAFA range from Tiny Ninjas as young as 3 years old, to women over 50 who want a safe, comfortable and fun place to get in shape with other women. MAFA has perhaps gained widest appeal among 20 and 30- something stayat- home- moms and career women. Capitol Hill is home to plenty of both. "Our kids' classes are some of the most popular," says Floyd, who points to the growing public interest in healthy and effective ways to "bully- proof" children today. "Mixed martial arts for children-- even as young as 3 and 4-- develops confidence, self- discipline, and-- perhaps most importantly-- respect for self and others as a way to develop leadership and break cycles of bullying and aggression." MAFA Kids Summer Camp will run Monday- Friday all summer long at Hill Center starting June 18, and is open for children from 3-13 years of age. Activities will be age appropriate, and include a wide variety of field trips, arts, reading and rest, in addition to physical exercise and martial arts. Interested parents can request more information online, and reserve spaces for their children. Learn more about MAFA, and Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.
Additional Resources About Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy: DC's Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy for Women and for Children. Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy-- MAFA-- is dedicated to empowering women and children to reach their fullest potential through the study of martial arts in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our unique fusion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai Boxing, Yoga and functional fitness creates a practical self defense system designed to holistically train the mind, body and spirit. Company Contact Information: Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy Rita Floyd 921 Penn Ave, SE Washington DC 20003 Phone: 202-455-4662 Published in: Sports Tags: martial arts for women kids martial art self defense for women self defense for children Published on: April 07, 2012 Original Source: Capitol Hill Martial Arts and Fitness Academy Expands to Hill Center at Old Naval Hospital DC