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Empowered Martial Arts Academy

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We Help Parents Raise Confident Leaders
& Adults Reach Their True Potential!

Since 2002, Empowered Martial Arts Academy has provided its members with a road map to success based on discipline, self-mastery, and goal-setting skills.


4916 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

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Empowered Martial Arts Academy Owner

Hi, I’m Danielle Remarck.


I remember starting martial arts as an adult and thinking what an amazing experience it was. I rowed on the crew team in high school and college so hard workouts were nothing new but with martial arts it was different. It’s just you facing your fears and doubts. It’s just you committing to become the best version of yourself and trying to break through self-imposed limitations.

When I opened my dojang in 2002, I made a commitment to serve and empower the community of Alexandria through martial arts. We take our role in the community seriously. We believe it is a privilege to guide children, teens, and adults of any age in their quest for self-mastery.

Our goal is to help each student actualize his/her potential. This involves teaching students how to master both the mind and body through discipline and self-control. We equip athletes with technical prowess and stamina while empowering them with the character and conviction they need to make good decisions in life. Our bullying prevention/conflict resolution techniques further help kids become leaders and make a difference in society.

We Share & teach The Same Values You Teach At Home.

Our programs have a strong focus on personal development. The foundations of our morals, values and core character traits are formed in our early years. For this reason, the programs at Empowered Martial Arts Academy are an essential way to enhance the growth and personal development of young students of all ages. 

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You may have experienced boredom with your usual fitness routine or reached a plateau in your performance or physical fitness results. Our adult programs are the perfect alternative to a boring gym routine, as they help you develop into your maximum potential both physically and mentally by providing real-life self-defense strategies in a fun, focused environment. 

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Our Facility

• Large Main Training Area 
• High-Quality Mats for Maximum Safety
• Climate-Controlled Training Room & Waiting Area
• Open Seating for Parents & Spectators
• Equipped for Special Events Such as Workshops, Parties & Seminars

What Makes Empowered Martial Arts Academy Different From other Karate & Taekwondo Schools?

We focus on the personal development aspect of martial arts, not just self-defense moves.

Our instructors are all certified black belts, qualified, and professionally trained to teach martial arts.

Our facility is always clean and features a viewing area for parents, as well as matted floors throughout.

Our Promise at Empowered Martial Arts Academy:

To Train in the
Highest Quality Martial Arts
Program Available

To Focus On
Personal Development
in a Positive Environment

To Offer Programs
Accessible & Enjoyable
by People of Any Age


Dynamis (pronounced do-NAH-mees) is an ancient Greek word meaning inner strength or empowerment. This very name and ethos are indicative of the scope and scale of our program moving forward. Simply put, it is that untapped inner power in each of us; not relegated to mere physical strength but rather to the power of the human spirit. It refers to the ability and aptitude that can be found in every one of us when we are positioned and empowered to succeed.

In that sense, Dynamis has really been our approach to working with your children from the very beginning (when we first opened back in 2002)--empowering each of them to become the best students, citizens, and athletes that they can be by harnessing their inner focus, their inner power, their inner...Dynamis.

Like before when we were operating under the Remarck name, Dynamis Academy will continue to specialize in athletic and educational enrichment designed to help young people reach their full potential and become leaders in society. We believe we are one generation away from changing the world.


With confidence and self-discipline, anything is possible. Our focus is on teaching leadership and life skills that build stronger families and communities. Our specially designed character education curriculum empowers students to succeed in every area of their life.

From sparring, forms, and board breaking, tournaments, belt testing, and challenging workouts, our students are able to test their skills, overcome fears, and develop resilience. Increased Focus = Better Grades. Add to that learning valuable conflict resolution skills and how to deal with bullies.

More reasons you will love martial arts at Empowered Martial Arts Academy!