Great Neck Martial Arts Academy
We have been around the longest iin the area, almost forty years ago.
About Great Neck Martial Arts Academy
A Rich Local History:
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 almost 40 years ago.
I enjoy my profession because I love spreading my knowledge and wisdom that I have gained throughout my many years of Martial Arts.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Set up a free introductory lesson first to see if they like the atmosphere and feel already prepared for when they take their first group class.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I was trained under my chief instructor from the age of 5-23yrs old. Martial Arts is my life, and my lifestyle