Great Neck Martial Arts Academy traces its roots to the Wind and Sea Enlisted Recreation Center at the Norfolk Naval Base, where John Schwaebler taught martial arts for free from 1987 to 1991. Deciding to mix passion with business, Schwaebler founded Wind and Sea Taekwondo to serve the greater Virginia Beach community. The academy became such a success that it moved to the Great Neck area shortly thereafter. The academy would continue to thrive and eventually become Great Neck Martial Arts Academy.
In 2002, Schwaebler passed the mantle of Chief Instructor to Todd Megenity, and the school underwent a series of upgrades and program changes to better suit our clientele. In 2015, Chief Instructor Kyle Cameron Burns assumed ownership of the academy and maintains the rigorous martial arts program started 30 years ago.
Martial Arts for Kids is a fundamental course for students from ages 6 to 11. This program emphasizes structure and discipline, and instills in students several core values, including courtesy, integrity, respect, self-control, and perseverance. Children in this program will hone their martial skills and experience first-hand the value of leadership and the rewards of hard work…
Martial Arts for Kids cultivates self-discipline by placing more responsibility with young students. The program underscores the importance of conduct through a command-and-response style of instruction. Students learn the importance of hard work, memorization, and practice in becoming more proficient. The physical curriculum is one that promotes:
• Kicking drills • Punching combos • Strikes • Blocking
• Self defense • Short and long range techniques • Strength
• Cardio • Flexibility • Motor Skills • Balance/Coordination
Been doing martial arts since 1996 and will be 29 this November. I know my craft very well.
For Private Martial Arts Training Sessions we charge 35-$40. The sessions are 45 minutes to an hour long. Feel free to give us a call at (757) 803-4582 for any other questions :)
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