After School Program

After School Program

Our program will develop the mind, body and spirit of each child.

Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.
Naomi Wolf

Our program offers FREE transportation directly from schools in the Barrhaven area to the Academy.

Children enrolled in the After School Program receive:

Free – Professional Development Days
Special Rates – Winter & Spring Breaks
Special Rates – Summer Camps
Guaranteed Spot – Night of Ninja

The After School martial arts classes will follow a progressive curriculum that includes practical lesson plans for:

  • Anti-bullying strategies
  • Online-bullying
  • Dangers of social media and strangers.

The curriculum is established to be easily applied to real-life situations. Our focus is to instill:

  • Confidence,
  • Self-esteem
  • Leadership qualities.

Upon arrival, children have the opportunity to socialize while they having their snacks and preparing for martial arts classes. Having an active social life provides your child with feelings of belonging and friends.

Classes are divided by age category in two or three groups so that we can focus on the developmental needs of the children.

Relax, and focus on work knowing that your child is in a positive and safe environment receiving quality physical activity and mental stimulation within a team.

One of my friends asked “Why do you pay so much money for your kids to do all their sports”?

Well I have a confession to make; I don’t pay for my kids to to do sports. Personally, I couldn’t care less about what sport they do.

So, if I am not paying for sports what am I paying for?

  • Those moments when my kids become so tired they want to quit but don’t.
  • Those days when my kids come home from school and are “too tired” to go to their training but they go anyway.
  • My kids to learn to be disciplined, focused and dedicated.
  • My kids to learn to take care of their body and equipment.
  • My kids to learn to work with others and to be good teammates, gracious in defeat and humble in success.
  • My kids to learn to deal with disappointment, when they don’t get that placing or title they’d hoped for, but still they go back week after week giving it their best shot.
  • My kids to learn to make and accomplish goals.
  • My kids to respect, not only themselves, but other riders, officials and coaches.
  • My kids to learn that it takes hours and hours, years and years of hard work and practice to create a champion and that success does not happen overnight.
  • My kids to be proud of small achievements, and to work towards long-term goals.
  • The opportunity my kids have and will have to make life-long friendships, create lifelong memories, to be as proud of their achievements as I am.
  • So that my kids can be out on the track instead of in front of a screen…

…I could go on but, to be short, I don’t pay for sports; I pay for the opportunities that sports provides my kids with to develop attributes that will serve them well throughout their lives and give them the opportunity to bless the lives of others. From what I have seen so far I think it is a great investment!


Space Is Limited

  • Transportation
  • PD Days Included
  • Guaranteed Spots Winter & Spring Camps


Nick Castiglia has been training in the martial arts since he was ten years old, beginning first with traditional Jiu-Jitsu before moving on to Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate, where he received his first degree Black belt from Sensei Mike Sywyk.

He also had the opportunity to compete with Team Canada in Japan and the United States. While in Japan, he was able to train extensively with the Okinawan Masters at the Jundokan.

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See the Pictures our Instructors & Students Have Taken During the Recent Classes…